MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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

Current age 33 years 292 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 90 144 16 4876 224 38.09 8249 59.11 6 33 544 78 256 38
ODIs 262 228 66 8499 183* 52.46 9531 89.17 9 58 661 183 244 85
T20Is 50 45 20 849 48* 33.96 730 116.30 0 0 57 24 25 11
First-class 131 210 19 7038 224 36.84 9 47 364 57
List A 319 281 77 10502 183* 51.48 15 69 314 100
Twenty20 197 178 67 4206 73* 37.89 3093 135.98 0 17 299 175 92 43
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 262 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 131 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 319 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 197 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, Mar 26, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I England v India at Birmingham, Sep 7, 2014 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, Mar 26, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Chennai, Apr 25, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
41*, 1c/1s Super Kings v Kings XI Chennai 25 Apr 2015 T20
13, 0c/0s Super Kings v RCB Bangalore 22 Apr 2015 T20
31*, 0c/0s Super Kings v Royals Ahmedabad 19 Apr 2015 T20
0c/0s, 3 Super Kings v Mum Indians Mumbai 17 Apr 2015 T20
53, 0c/0s Super Kings v Sunrisers Chennai 11 Apr 2015 T20
30, 1c/0s Super Kings v Daredevils Chennai 9 Apr 2015 T20
0c/0s, 65 India v Australia Sydney 26 Mar 2015 ODI # 3645
6, 4c/0s India v Bangladesh Melbourne 19 Mar 2015 ODI # 3641
2c/0s, 85* India v Zimbabwe Auckland 14 Mar 2015 ODI # 3636
2c/0s India v Ireland Hamilton 10 Mar 2015 ODI # 3631
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

Apr 25, 2015

MS Dhoni exults after taking a catch to dismiss George Bailey, Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2015, Chennai, April 25, 2015

MS Dhoni exults after taking a catch to dismiss George Bailey

© PTI

Apr 22, 2015

AB de Villiers was run-out for 14, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2015, Bangalore, April 22, 2015

AB de Villiers was run-out for 14

© BCCI

Apr 14, 2015

MS Dhoni tries a header during training, IPL 2015, Chennai, April 14, 2015

MS Dhoni tries a header during training

© PTI

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 South Africa at Ahmedabad - Feb 27, 2010
South Africa won by 90 runs
India v South Africa at Gwalior - Feb 24, 2010
India won by 153 runs
India v South Africa at Jaipur - Feb 21, 2010
India won by 1 run
India v South Africa at Kolkata - Feb 14-18, 2010
India won by an innings and 57 runs
India v South Africa at Nagpur - Feb 6-9, 2010
South Africa won by an innings and 6 runs
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