MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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

Current age 36 years 157 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 Insights on test 90 144 16 4876 224 38.09 8249 59.11 6 33 544 78 256 38
ODIs Insights on odi 310 267 76 9891 183* 51.78 11184 88.43 10 67 765 215 290 103
T20Is Insights on t20i 83 72 36 1281 56 35.58 1038 123.41 0 1 86 40 45 25
First-class 131 210 19 7038 224 36.84 9 47 364 57
List A 383 334 91 12471 183* 51.32 17 81 371 121
T20s Insights on t20 271 243 95 5414 73* 36.58 4027 134.44 0 20 375 230 136 66
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 90 7 96 67 0 - - - 4.18 - 0 0 0
ODIs Insights on odi 310 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 83 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 131 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 383 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 271 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 India v Sri Lanka at Dharamsala, Dec 10, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v New Zealand at Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 7, 2017 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 Sri Lanka at Dharamsala, Dec 10, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s India v New Zealand at Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 7, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
65, 1c/0s India v Sri Lanka Dharamsala 10 Dec 2017 ODI # 3939 Insights on
0*, 0c/0s India v New Zealand Thiruvananthapuram 7 Nov 2017 T20I # 632
0c/0s, 49 India v New Zealand Rajkot 4 Nov 2017 T20I # 631
7*, 2c/1s India v New Zealand Delhi 1 Nov 2017 T20I # 630
25, 1c/0s India v New Zealand Kanpur 29 Oct 2017 ODI # 3932 Insights on
2c/0s, 18* India v New Zealand Pune 25 Oct 2017 ODI # 3931 Insights on
25, 0c/0s India v New Zealand Mumbai 22 Oct 2017 ODI # 3928 Insights on
13, 0c/0s India v Australia Guwahati 10 Oct 2017 T20I # 624
0c/0s India v Australia Ranchi 7 Oct 2017 T20I # 623
0c/0s India v Australia Nagpur 1 Oct 2017 ODI # 3919 Insights on
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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Dec 10, 2017

MS Dhoni raises his bat after getting to his half-century, India v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Dharamsala, December 10, 2017

MS Dhoni raises his bat after getting to his half-century

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Dec 10, 2017

MS Dhoni nudges one, India v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Dharamsala, December 10, 2017

MS Dhoni nudges one

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Dec 10, 2017

MS Dhoni steers one into the leg side, India v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Dharamsala, December 10, 2017

MS Dhoni steers one into the leg side

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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

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