MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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

Current age 33 years 58 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 88 140 15 4808 224 38.46 8132 59.12 6 33 535 78 243 37
ODIs 246 215 63 8098 183* 53.27 9067 89.31 9 55 631 175 226 83
T20Is 49 44 19 822 48* 32.88 712 115.44 0 0 55 23 25 11
First-class 129 206 18 6970 224 37.07 9 47 351 56
List A 303 268 74 10101 183* 52.06 15 66 296 98
Twenty20 185 166 62 3915 73* 37.64 2884 135.74 0 16 280 158 88 40
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 88 7 96 67 0 - - - 4.18 - 0 0 0
ODIs 246 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is 49 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 129 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 303 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 185 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 England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v India at Chittagong, Dec 23, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI England v India at Birmingham, Sep 2, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Apr 6, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class England v India at The Oval, Aug 15-17, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A England v India at Birmingham, Sep 2, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Mumbai, May 30, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0c/0s India v England Birmingham 2 Sep 2014 ODI # 3523
2c/2s India v England Nottingham 30 Aug 2014 ODI # 3520
52, 0c/1s India v England Cardiff 27 Aug 2014 ODI # 3517
- Indians v Middlesex Lord's 22 Aug 2014 Other OD
82, 3c/0s, 0 India v England The Oval 15 Aug 2014 Test # 2137
71, 2c/0s, 27 India v England Manchester 7 Aug 2014 Test # 2134
3c/0s, 50, 0c/0s, 6 India v England Southampton 27 Jul 2014 Test # 2132
1, 3c/0s, 19, 3c/0s India v England Lord's 17 Jul 2014 Test # 2130
82, 3c/0s, 11 India v England Nottingham 9 Jul 2014 Test # 2128
0/11, 46 Indians v Derbyshire Derby 1 Jul 2014 Other
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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Cricinfo picks - Our top articles on this player
  • 'If there's commitment, that's victory for me' (Mar 24, 2008)
    India's one-day and Twenty20 captain looks back at six momentuous months in charge
  • Road warrior (Mar 17, 2008)
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played the most internationals of anyone in the last 15 months. How long can he keep going at this rate before something gives?
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Latest Photos

Aug 30, 2014

MS Dhoni leaps in the air after taking an edge off Eoin Morgan's bat, England v India, 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, August 30, 2014

MS Dhoni leaps in the air after taking an edge off Eoin Morgan's bat

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Aug 30, 2014

Jos Buttler shapes to play the reverse-sweep, England v India, 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, August 30, 2014

Jos Buttler shapes to play the reverse-sweep

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Aug 30, 2014

MS Dhoni whips the bails off after Alastair Cook misses one on the charge, England v India, 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, August 30, 2014

MS Dhoni whips the bails off after Alastair Cook misses one on the charge

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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

Series Results
India v Australia at Delhi - Mar 22-24, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Mohali - Mar 14-18, 2013
India won by 6 wickets
India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Mar 2-5, 2013
India won by an innings and 135 runs
India v Australia at Chennai - Feb 22-26, 2013
India won by 8 wickets
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