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MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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

Current age 35 years 356 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 293 253 69 9364 183* 50.89 10513 89.07 10 62 726 206 274 96
T20Is Insights on t20i 76 66 33 1209 56 36.63 979 123.49 0 1 83 36 42 23
First-class 131 210 19 7038 224 36.84 9 47 364 57
List A 366 320 84 11944 183* 50.61 17 76 355 114
T20s Insights on t20 264 237 92 5342 73* 36.84 3968 134.62 0 20 372 226 133 64
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 293 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 76 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 131 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 366 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 264 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 West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Jun 25, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v England at Bengaluru, Feb 1, 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 West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Jun 25, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Mumbai Indians v Rising Pune Supergiant at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 21, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
13*, 1c/2s India v West Indies Port of Spain 25 Jun 2017 ODI # 3896 Insights on
9* India v West Indies Port of Spain 23 Jun 2017 ODI # 3895 Insights on
0c/0s, 4 India v Pakistan The Oval 18 Jun 2017 ODI # 3894 Insights on
1c/0s India v Bangladesh Birmingham 15 Jun 2017 ODI # 3891 Insights on
2c/0s India v South Africa The Oval 11 Jun 2017 ODI # 3886 Insights on
63, 0c/0s India v Sri Lanka The Oval 8 Jun 2017 ODI # 3882 Insights on
1c/0s India v Pakistan Birmingham 4 Jun 2017 ODI # 3878 Insights on
- India v Bangladesh The Oval 30 May 2017 Other OD
2c/1s, 17* India v New Zealand The Oval 28 May 2017 Other OD
0c/0s, 10 Supergiant v Mum Indians Hyderabad (Deccan) 21 May 2017 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

Jun 25, 2017

MS Dhoni pulls one away, West Indies v India, 2nd ODI, Port-of-Spain, June 25, 2017

MS Dhoni pulls one away

© AFP

Jun 22, 2017

MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have a chat at the nets session, Port of Spain, June 22, 2017

MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have a chat at the nets session

© AFP

Jun 17, 2017

MS Dhoni indulges in some warm-up soccer, London, The Oval, June 17, 2017

MS Dhoni indulges in some warm-up soccer

© 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
West Indies v India at Kingston - Jun 30-Jul 2, 2006
India won by 49 runs
West Indies v India at Basseterre - Jun 22-26, 2006
Match drawn
West Indies v India at Gros Islet - Jun 10-14, 2006
Match drawn
West Indies v India at St John's - Jun 2-6, 2006
Match drawn
Antg & Barb v Indians at St John's - May 30-31, 2006
Match drawn
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