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MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Born July 7, 1981, Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand)

Current age 33 years 207 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand

Also known as Mahi

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 90 144 16 4876 224 38.09 8249 59.11 6 33 544 78 256 38
ODIs 254 222 64 8262 183* 52.29 9299 88.84 9 56 643 177 229 85
T20Is 50 45 20 849 48* 33.96 730 116.30 0 0 57 24 25 11
First-class 131 210 19 7038 224 36.84 9 47 364 57
List A 311 275 75 10265 183* 51.32 15 67 299 100
Twenty20 191 172 65 4035 73* 37.71 2954 136.59 0 16 286 167 90 42
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 90 7 96 67 0 - - - 4.18 - 0 0 0
ODIs 254 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 131 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 311 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 191 1 12 25 0 - - - 12.50 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Sri Lanka at Chennai, Dec 2-6, 2005 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v India at Chittagong, Dec 23, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Perth, Jan 30, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A England v India at Perth, Jan 30, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore, Oct 4, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
17, 0c/0s India v England Perth 30 Jan 2015 ODI # 3595
- India v Australia Sydney 26 Jan 2015 ODI # 3592
34, 0c/0s India v England Brisbane 20 Jan 2015 ODI # 3586
19, 2c/0s India v Australia Melbourne 18 Jan 2015 ODI # 3582
4c/1s, 11, 4c/0s, 24* India v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2014 Test # 2152
33, 2c/0s, 0, 3c/0s India v Australia Brisbane 17 Dec 2014 Test # 2149
6, 0c/0s India v West Indies Dharamsala 17 Oct 2014 ODI # 3535
51*, 0c/1s India v West Indies Delhi 11 Oct 2014 ODI # 3533
0c/0s, 8 India v West Indies Kochi 8 Oct 2014 ODI # 3531
0c/2s, 23* Super Kings v KKR Bangalore 4 Oct 2014 T20
Profile

Barring Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni is arguably the most popular and definitely the most scrutinised cricketer from India. He has done so coming from the cricketing backwaters, the mining state of Jharkhand, and through a home-made batting and wicketkeeping technique, and a style of captaincy that scales the highs and lows of both conservatism and unorthodoxy. Under Dhoni's captaincy, India have won the top prize in all formats: the No.1 Test ranking for 18 months starting December 2009, the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the World Twenty20 on his captaincy debut in 2007.

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Timeline
    • August 16 and 19, 2004
      An "A" tour
      • Scores consecutive centuries against Pakistan A, which guide India A into the final of the triangular tournament. Is named Man of the Series.
    • December 23, Chittagong
      An uncharacteristic start
      • At 23, makes his ODI debut in Chittagong, and is run out for a duck. Finishes the three-match series with 19 runs.
    • February 8, 2005
      Missing Test selection
      • Smashes an unbeaten 102 off 96 balls for India Seniors against India B in the Challenger Series. However, Dinesh Karthik is picked to keep wicket for the forthcoming Test series against Pakistan.
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Best Performances
    • 148 v Pakistan, Visakhapatman, 2004-05
      • Dhoni is playing his fifth ODI and walks in at No. 3 after Sachin Tendulkar has fallen in the fourth over. The pitch is flat, and Dhoni cashes in in a spectacular manner. He scores his maiden ODI century, 148 off 123 balls with 15 fours and four sixes, and by the time he's done Virender Sehwag's 74 off 40 balls has been overshadowed. It is the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper - barring Rahul Dravid - and by the time Dhoni is out, India are 289 for 4 in the 42nd over.
    • 183 v Sri Lanka, Jaipur, 2005-06
      • Sri Lanka set India a formidable 299 to win, and India lose Tendulkar in the first over. But Dhoni, promoted to No. 3, plunders 183 off 145 balls, and takes India to victory with 23 balls to spare. His innings includes 15 fours and 10 sixes, and it is the highest score by a wicketkeeper, the highest individual score batting second, and it has the highest number of runs scored in boundaries at the time.
    • 148 v Pakistan, Faisalabad 2005-06
      • After Pakistan have scored 588 in the first innings, India are in danger of conceding a massive first-innings lead after losing their top five for 281. Dhoni disregards the match situation, matched fire with fire, and what follows is a breathless knock that kills any chances of a result in the Test. A fired-up Shoaib Akhtar steams in and peppers Dhoni with a barrage of short balls, but Dhoni responds with a thrilling counterattack, hooking and pulling with aggression that almost approaches recklessness. He hits four sixes and 19 fours in his innings for 148, which take him only 153 balls. By the time he is out, India trail by only 97 runs.
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Latest Photos

Jan 30, 2015

James Anderson trapped MS Dhoni lbw for 17, England v India, Carlton Mid Tri-series, Perth, January 30, 2015

James Anderson trapped MS Dhoni lbw for 17

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Jan 20, 2015

MS Dhoni gets off the ground to fend a delivery, England v India, Carlton Mid Tri-series, Brisbane, January 20, 2015

MS Dhoni gets off the ground to fend a delivery

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Jan 18, 2015

MS Dhoni congratulates Rohit Sharma on the latter's century, Australia v India, Carlton Mid Tri-series, Melbourne, January 18, 2015

MS Dhoni congratulates Rohit Sharma on the latter's century

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Notes

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2008

ICC One-Day Player of the Year 2009

ICC Spirit of Cricket Award 2011

LG People's Choice Award 2013

Country Fixtures Country Results
Group C: Assam v Andhra at Guwahati - Jan 29-Feb 1
Andhra 137 Assam 199/6
Group A: Baroda v Mumbai at Vadodara - Jan 29-Feb 1
Mumbai 287 Baroda 184
Group A: Bengal v Railways at Kolkata - Jan 29-Feb 1
Bengal 268 Railways 219/6
Group C: Goa v Jharkhand at Porvorim - Jan 29-Feb 1
Jharkhand 385 Goa 106/5
Group B: Gujarat v Maharashtra at Valsad - Jan 29-Feb 1
Gujarat 429 Maharashtra 86/2
Group B: Haryana v Rajasthan at Rohtak - Jan 29-Feb 1
Haryana 373 Rajasthan 180 & 38/5 (f/o)
Group C: H. Pradesh v Tripura at Agartala - Jan 29-Feb 1
H. Pradesh 535/5d Tripura 143/2
Group A: J + K v M. Pradesh at Indore - Jan 29-Feb 1
M. Pradesh 371 J + K 175/8
Group A: Karnataka v U. Pradesh at Bangalore - Jan 29-Feb 1
Karnataka 719/9
Group C: Kerala v Services at Kannur - Jan 29-Feb 1
Kerala 483 Services 85/3
Group B: Punjab v Odisha at Mohali - Jan 29-Feb 1
Punjab 167 & 37/4 Odisha 183
Group B: Vidarbha v Delhi at Nagpur - Jan 29-Feb 1
Vidarbha 370 Delhi 133/8
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