MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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

Current age 35 years 21 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 278 241 67 8918 183* 51.25 9989 89.27 9 60 691 192 261 89
T20Is 71 62 32 1069 48* 35.63 884 120.92 0 0 73 32 40 21
First-class 131 210 19 7038 224 36.84 9 47 364 57
List A 342 300 79 11100 183* 50.22 15 72 335 107
Twenty20 243 218 87 4911 73* 37.48 3623 135.55 0 18 347 206 121 59
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 278 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 131 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 342 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 243 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 Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 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 Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 15, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Jun 22, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
9, 0c/0s India v Zimbabwe Harare 22 Jun 2016 T20I # 560
0c/0s India v Zimbabwe Harare 20 Jun 2016 T20I # 559
1c/0s, 19* India v Zimbabwe Harare 18 Jun 2016 T20I # 558
1c/0s India v Zimbabwe Harare 15 Jun 2016 ODI # 3746
1c/0s India v Zimbabwe Harare 13 Jun 2016 ODI # 3744
2c/0s India v Zimbabwe Harare 11 Jun 2016 ODI # 3742
0c/0s, 64* Supergiants v Kings XI Visakhapatnam 21 May 2016 T20
0c/1s Supergiants v Daredevils Visakhapatnam 17 May 2016 T20
8*, 0c/1s Supergiants v KKR Kolkata 14 May 2016 T20
1c/1s, 30 Supergiants v Sunrisers Visakhapatnam 10 May 2016 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

Jul 20, 2016

MS Dhoni with Craig McDermott at a promotional event in Delhi, Delhi, July 20, 2016

MS Dhoni with Craig McDermott at a promotional event in Delhi

© AFP

Jun 22, 2016

Peter Moor cuts en route to his 26, Zimbabwe v India, 3rd T20I, Harare, June 22, 2016

Peter Moor cuts en route to his 26

© AFP

Jun 22, 2016

MS Dhoni was hit in the eye by a bail after being castled by Donald Tiripano, Zimbabwe v India, 3rd T20I, Harare, June 22, 2016

MS Dhoni was hit in the eye by a bail after being castled by Donald Tiripano

© AFP

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
India v New Zealand at Chennai - Dec 10, 2010
India won by 8 wickets (with 173 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Bangalore - Dec 7, 2010
India won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Vadodara - Dec 4, 2010
India won by 9 wickets (with 63 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Jaipur - Dec 1, 2010
India won by 8 wickets (with 42 balls remaining)
India v New Zealand at Guwahati - Nov 28, 2010
India won by 40 runs
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