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MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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

Current age 34 years 299 days

Major teams India, Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand, Rising Pune Supergiants

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 275 241 67 8918 183* 51.25 9989 89.27 9 60 691 192 257 89
T20Is 68 60 31 1041 48* 35.89 854 121.89 0 0 71 32 39 21
First-class 131 210 19 7038 224 36.84 9 47 364 57
List A 339 300 79 11100 183* 50.22 15 72 331 107
Twenty20 234 211 84 4745 73* 37.36 3491 135.92 0 17 339 196 119 56
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 275 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 131 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 339 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 234 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 Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 23, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v West Indies at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016 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 Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 23, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Rising Pune Supergiants v Mumbai Indians at Pune, May 1, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
24, 1c/0s Supergiants v Mum Indians Pune 1 May 2016 T20
30*, 1c/0s Supergiants v Guj Lions Pune 29 Apr 2016 T20
3c/0s, 5 Supergiants v Sunrisers Hyderabad (Deccan) 26 Apr 2016 T20
23*, 0c/0s Supergiants v KKR Pune 24 Apr 2016 T20
0c/0s, 41 Supergiants v RCB Pune 22 Apr 2016 T20
1, 1c/0s Supergiants v Kings XI Mohali 17 Apr 2016 T20
22*, 0c/1s Supergiants v Guj Lions Rajkot 14 Apr 2016 T20
1c/0s Supergiants v Mum Indians Mumbai 9 Apr 2016 T20
15*, 0c/0s India v West Indies Mumbai 31 Mar 2016 T20I # 556
2c/1s, 18* India v Australia Mohali 27 Mar 2016 T20I # 553
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

May 1, 2016

MS Dhoni drives through the off side, Rising Pune Supergiants v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2016, Pune, May 1, 2016

MS Dhoni drives through the off side

© AFP

Apr 29, 2016

MS Dhoni's dive goes in vain as the ball goes away to the boundary, Rising Pune Supergiants v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2016, Pune, April 29, 2016

MS Dhoni's dive goes in vain as the ball goes away to the boundary

© AFP

Apr 29, 2016

MS Dhoni hammers one over the straight boundary, Rising Pune Supergiants v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2016, Pune, April 29, 2016

MS Dhoni hammers one over the straight boundary

© BCCI

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

Tour Results
Scotland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 3, 2008
New Zealand won by 8 wickets (with 212 balls remaining)
Ireland v New Zealand at Aberdeen - Jul 1, 2008
New Zealand won by 290 runs
England v New Zealand at Lord's - Jun 28, 2008
New Zealand won by 51 runs
England v New Zealand at The Oval - Jun 25, 2008
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
England v New Zealand at Bristol - Jun 21, 2008
New Zealand won by 22 runs
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