MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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

Current age 38 years 155 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 350 297 84 10773 183* 50.57 12303 87.56 10 73 826 229 321 123
T20Is 98 85 42 1617 56 37.60 1282 126.13 0 2 116 52 57 34
First-class 131 210 19 7038 224 36.84 9 47 364 57
List A 423 364 99 13353 183* 50.38 17 87 402 141
T20s 317 283 117 6621 84* 39.88 4882 135.62 0 27 451 295 170 83
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 350 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is 98 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 131 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 423 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
T20s 317 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 Chattogram, Dec 23, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI India v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 9-10, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v Australia at Bengaluru, Feb 27, 2019 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 India v New Zealand at Manchester, Jul 9-10, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 12, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1c/0s, 50 India v New Zealand Manchester 9 Jul 2019 ODI # 4190
3c/1s India v Sri Lanka Leeds 6 Jul 2019 ODI # 4187
35, 1c/0s India v Bangladesh Birmingham 2 Jul 2019 ODI # 4182
0c/0s, 42* India v England Birmingham 30 Jun 2019 ODI # 4179
56*, 1c/0s India v West Indies Manchester 27 Jun 2019 ODI # 4175
28, 0c/1s India v Afghanistan Southampton 22 Jun 2019 ODI # 4169
1, 0c/0s India v Pakistan Manchester 16 Jun 2019 ODI # 4161
27, 1c/0s India v Australia The Oval 9 Jun 2019 ODI # 4155
0c/1s, 34 India v South Africa Southampton 5 Jun 2019 ODI # 4150
113 India v Bangladesh Cardiff 28 May 2019 Other OD
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

Aug 22, 2019

A sand sculpture of MS Dhoni on Elliot's Beach in Chennai, May 10, 2019

A sand sculpture of MS Dhoni on Elliot's Beach in Chennai

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Jul 10, 2019

MS Dhoni smashed a six late into the chase, India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford, July 10, 2019

MS Dhoni smashed a six late into the chase

© AFP

Jul 10, 2019

Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni put on a century stand, India v New Zealand, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford, July 10, 2019

Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni put on a century stand

© 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