MS Dhoni      

Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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

Current age 36 years 226 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 318 272 78 9967 183* 51.37 11274 88.40 10 67 770 217 297 107
T20Is Insights on t20i 86 75 38 1364 56 36.86 1091 125.02 0 1 94 43 47 29
First-class 131 210 19 7038 224 36.84 9 47 364 57
List A 391 339 93 12547 183* 51.00 17 81 378 125
T20s Insights on t20 274 246 97 5497 73* 36.89 4080 134.73 0 20 383 233 138 70
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 318 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.00 5.16 36.0 0 0 0
T20Is Insights on t20i 86 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 131 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 391 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.50 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
T20s Insights on t20 274 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 South Africa v India at Centurion, Feb 16, 2018 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Dec 24, 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 South Africa v India at Centurion, Feb 16, 2018 scorecard
T20s debut South Africa v India at Johannesburg, Dec 1, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s India v Sri Lanka at Mumbai, Dec 24, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1c/0s India v South Africa Centurion 16 Feb 2018 ODI # 3978 Insights on
13, 1c/1s India v South Africa Port Elizabeth 13 Feb 2018 ODI # 3976 Insights on
42*, 0c/0s India v South Africa Johannesburg 10 Feb 2018 ODI # 3973 Insights on
10, 1c/1s India v South Africa Cape Town 7 Feb 2018 ODI # 3971 Insights on
1c/0s India v South Africa Centurion 4 Feb 2018 ODI # 3970 Insights on
0c/0s, 4* India v South Africa Durban 1 Feb 2018 ODI # 3969 Insights on
0c/0s, 16* India v Sri Lanka Mumbai 24 Dec 2017 T20I # 635
28, 0c/2s India v Sri Lanka Indore 22 Dec 2017 T20I # 634
39*, 2c/2s India v Sri Lanka Cuttack 20 Dec 2017 T20I # 633
1c/1s India v Sri Lanka Visakhapatnam 17 Dec 2017 ODI # 3942 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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Latest Photos

Feb 16, 2018

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have a chat, South Africa v India, 6th ODI, Centurion, February 16, 2018

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have a chat

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Feb 16, 2018

AB de Villiers was castled by Yuzvendra Chahal's variation, South Africa v India, 6th ODI, Centurion, February 16, 2018

AB de Villiers was castled by Yuzvendra Chahal's variation

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Feb 13, 2018

MS Dhoni puts in a sprint, South Africa v India, 5th ODI, Port Elizabeth, February 13, 2018

MS Dhoni puts in a sprint

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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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