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MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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

Current age 32 years 288 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 83 130 15 4459 224 38.77 7423 60.07 6 29 484 76 226 37
ODIs 243 214 63 8046 183* 53.28 9016 89.24 9 54 625 175 224 80
T20Is 49 44 19 822 48* 32.88 712 115.44 0 0 55 23 25 11
First-class 124 196 18 6621 224 37.19 9 43 334 56
List A 300 267 74 10049 183* 52.06 15 65 294 95
Twenty20 170 152 52 3570 73* 35.70 2645 134.97 0 15 261 139 85 39
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 83 7 96 67 0 - - - 4.18 - 0 0 0
ODIs 243 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is 49 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 124 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 300 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 170 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 New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 14-18, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Bangladesh v India at Chittagong, Dec 23, 2004 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v India at Wellington, Jan 31, 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 New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 14-18, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1999/00
Last List A New Zealand v India at Wellington, Jan 31, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Chennai T20 v Mohali T20 at Abu Dhabi, Apr 18, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
26, 0c/0s Chennai T20 v Mohali T20 Abu Dhabi 18 Apr 2014 T20
4*, 1c/0s India v Sri Lanka Dhaka 6 Apr 2014 T20I # 400
1c/0s, 0* India v South Africa Dhaka 4 Apr 2014 T20I # 399
24, 1c/0s India v Australia Dhaka 30 Mar 2014 T20I # 393
0c/1s, 22* India v Bangladesh Dhaka 28 Mar 2014 T20I # 389
0c/1s India v West Indies Dhaka 23 Mar 2014 T20I # 382
0c/1s India v Pakistan Dhaka 21 Mar 2014 T20I # 378
21*, 0c/2s India v England Dhaka 19 Mar 2014 Other T20
0c/1s India v Sri Lanka Dhaka 17 Mar 2014 Other T20
2c/0s, 68, 0/5 India v New Zealand Wellington 14 Feb 2014 Test # 2120
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

Apr 18, 2014

MS Dhoni clubbed a 11-ball 26, Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2014, Abu Dhabi, April 18, 2014

MS Dhoni clubbed a 11-ball 26

© BCCI

Apr 6, 2014

Lahiru Thirimanne was caught behind by MS Dhoni, India v Sri Lanka, final, World T20, Mirpur, April 6, 2014

Lahiru Thirimanne was caught behind by MS Dhoni

© ICC

Apr 5, 2014

MS Dhoni and Lasith Malinga pose with the World Twenty20 trophy on the eve of the final, Mirpur, April 5, 2014

MS Dhoni and Lasith Malinga pose with the World Twenty20 trophy on the eve of the final

© 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

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