Mahendra Singh Dhoni flicks one away, South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Durban, 5th day, December 30, 2006 © AFP

  • Dec 30, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni gets hit on his already bruised knuckles © AFP

  • Dec 26, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni dives to catch Herschelle Gibbs © AFP

  • Dec 16, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni tries an unconventional stroke © AFP

  • Dec 12, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni keeps his eyes on the ball © Getty Images

  • Dec 3, 2006

    A typical Mahendra Singh Dhoni shot © AFP

  • Dec 3, 2006

    Andre Nel and Mahendra Singh Dhoni indulge in banter during India's innings © AFP

  • Nov 26, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni unleashes a ferocious hoick for six © AFP

  • Nov 22, 2006

    Jacques Kallis drives Sachin Tendulkar © AFP

  • Oct 29, 2006

    Cheeky ... Mahendra Singh Dhoni reverse sweeps Nathan Bracken © AFP

  • Oct 29, 2006

    Eyes wide shut and thwack, Mahendra Singh Dhoni pulls © AFP

  • Oct 29, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni gets some lift on this cut past gully © AFP

  • Oct 28, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni bats during a net session © AFP

  • Oct 26, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina show plenty of urgency © AFP

  • Oct 26, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashes a six over midwicket © AFP

  • Oct 14, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni slashes the ball square © AFP

  • Oct 14, 2006

    Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni warm up with a jog © AFP

  • Oct 13, 2006

    Yuvraj Singh practices the sweep shot © AFP

  • Oct 13, 2006

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Suresh Raina get a feel of the sun cream © AFP