Mahendra Singh Dhoni

ODI Debut

   The 5 ft 9 in tall wicket keeper made his test debut against Sri Lanka on 2 December 2005 and against Bangladesh on 23 December 2004 in ODIs.

Test Debut

   Dhoni replaced Dinesh Karthik in December 2005 as the Indian Test wicket-keeper.Dhoni scored 30 runs in his debut match that was marred by rain.

  Dhoni came to the crease when the team was struggling at 109/5 and as wickets kept falling around him, he played an aggressive innings and was the last man dismissed.Dhoni made his maiden half-century in the second Test and his quick scoring rate aided India to set a target of 436 and the Sri Lankans were bowled out for 247.

Personal Details

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Born 7 July 1981 (age 34)
Ranchi, Bihar, India
Nickname Mahi, MS, MSD, Thala, Captain Cool
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Wicket-keeper, India captain
Salary3.5 million USD (2012)
SpouseSakshi Dhoni (m. 2010)
ChildrenZiva Dhoni
ParentsDevki Devi, Pan Singh

Career Statistics

Competition Test ODI FC T20Is
Matches 90 265 131 50
Runs scored 4,876 8,620 7,038 849
Batting average 38.09 52.24 36.84 33.96
100s/50s 6/33 9/59 9/47 0/0
Top score 224 183* 224 48*
Balls bowled 96 36 126
Catches/stumpings 256/38 246/85 364/57 25/11

International Information

National side India
Test debut (cap 251)2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 26 December 2014 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 158) 23 December 2004 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 24 June 2015 v Bangladesh
T20I debut (cap 2) 1 December 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I 7 September 2014 v England

Personal Life

   Mahendra Singh Dhoni married Sakshi, his school friend, on 4 July 2010. She was studying Hotel Management at the time of marriage. He is the brand Ambassador of 15 advertisemnt companies and he is the person most Tax paying person in the sports.He is the person hit Two Big sixes the IPL season-1 against Kings X11 Punjab.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni News

'Sachin': You don't have to be a cricket fan to love the Sachin bio-pic (Movie Review, Rating: **** 1/2)

    Updated On : May 25,2017   11:40 pm
Film: 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams'; Director: James Erskine; Starring: Sachin Tendulkar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Anjali Tendulkar, Sara Tendulkar, Mayuresh Pem; Rating: **** 1/2 View More..

Need to strengthen lower middle order batting, says Kohli

    Updated On : May 25,2017   8:42 pm
London, May 25 (IANS) Acknowledging the burden on his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni lower down the order, India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said the side needed to strengthen the lower middle order contribution as India begin their ICC Champions Trophy title defence against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston on June 4. View More..

Want to give my kids freedom to be what they want: Sachin Tendulkar

    Updated On : May 25,2017   2:20 pm
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar says through his documentary drama "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", he wants to share a very pertinent message that his parents taught him -- of giving children the freedom to pursue their dreams. View More..

I won't play myself on-screen: Sushant

    Updated On : May 23,2017   4:18 pm
Mumbai, May 23 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who essayed the role of former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the big screen, says he does not want to play himself in films as that is not exciting enough for him. View More..

Mumbai beat Pune to win IPL

    Updated On : May 22,2017   12:16 am
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) Mumbai Indians defeated Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in a low-scoring final to win the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here on Sunday. View More..

IPL final: Mumbai vs Pune scoreboard

    Updated On : May 22,2017   12:03 am
Hyderabad, May 22 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Mumbai Indians and Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) here on Sunday: View More..

Pune stand between Mumbai and third IPL title (Preview)

    Updated On : May 20,2017   3:56 pm
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians will be wary of the challenge posed by Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) when the two Maharashtra cities lock horns in what promises to be a pulsating final of the 10th edition of the cash-rich cricket league here on Sunday. View More..

IPL-10 helped me evolve as player: Manoj Tiwary

    Updated On : May 20,2017   11:30 am
Hyderabad, May 20 (IANS) Middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary has made the difference for the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and has proved to be more valuable than the base price of Rs. 50 lakhs that the team paid for him in the third round of the auctions. View More..

It depends on Kohli on how he uses Dhoni's advice, says Kapil

    Updated On : May 17,2017   5:08 pm
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) India's first World Cup-winning skipper Kapil Dev on Wednesday said it all depends on current captain Virat Kohli to use and utilise his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sharp cricketing acumen when the 28-year-old leads India for the first time in a global event -- the ICC Champions Trophy -- starting June 1 in England. View More..

IPL: Mumbai vs Pune scoreboard

    Updated On : May 17,2017   12:42 am
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The following is scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) first qualifier between Rising Pune Supergiant and Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

Pune beat Mumbai by 20 runs to enter IPL final

    Updated On : May 17,2017   12:34 am
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant rode on fine half-centuries from Manoj Tiwary and Ajinkya Rahane and impressive off-spin bowling from teenager Washington Sundar (3/16) to defeat Mumbai Indians by 20 runs in the first qualifier and enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday. View More..

Mumbai require 163 to reach IPL final

    Updated On : May 16,2017   10:12 pm
Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant rode on fine half-centuries from Manoj Tiwary and Ajinkya Rahane to post 162/4 against Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

IPL-10: Mumbai wary of Pune's prowess ahead of first qualifier (Preview)

    Updated On : May 15,2017   2:44 pm
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) After losing to Rising Pune Supergiant in both their home and away encounters during the league stages of the Indian Premier League (IPL), table-toppers Mumbai Indians will need to pull up their socks when they take on Steve Smith's side in the first qualifier at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

When Big B was in awe of Dhoni

    Updated On : May 14,2017   2:08 pm
Mumbai, May 14 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says when Mahendra Singh Dhoni visited him on the set of 2003 film "Baghban", the whole cast and crew, including him, was in awe of the former India skipper. View More..

Veterans Nehra, Harbhajan in Dhoni-led Ponting's all-time IPL XI

    Updated On : May 13,2017   6:18 pm
Melbourne, May 13 (IANS) Former Mumbai Indians coach Ricky Ponting on Saturday named ex-India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain of his all-time Indian Premier League (IPL) XI which also includes the likes of veterans Ashish Nehra and Harbhajan Singh. View More..

IPL-10: Pune, Punjab to battle for play-offs berth (Preview)

    Updated On : May 13,2017   4:38 pm
Pune, May 13 (IANS) There could not be a more exciting end to the league stage of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a resurgent Kings XI Punjab will take on Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in a virtual knock out clash at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

IPL-10: Delhi, Pune scoreboard

    Updated On : May 13,2017   12:14 am
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Delhi Daredevils and Rising Pune Supergiant played at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Friday. View More..

IPL-10: Delhi keep Pune waiting for play-off qualification

    Updated On : May 13,2017   12:10 am
New Delhi, May 13 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant's wait to qualify for the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs continued after the visitors went down to a disciplined Delhi Daredevils by seven runs in a league contest at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Friday. View More..

IPL-10: Nair's patient half century takes Delhi to 168/8 vs Pune

    Updated On : May 12,2017   10:04 pm
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils rode on Karun Nair's brilliant half century to post 168/8 against Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Friday. View More..

IPL: Daredevils opt to bat against Supergiant

    Updated On : May 12,2017   7:52 pm
New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils skipper Zaheer Khan won the toss and elected to bat against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Friday. View More..