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

Dhoni felicitated by Kapil Dev at innings break during third ODI

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   6:08 pm
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who relinquished the One-Day International (ODI) and T20 captaincy recently, was felicitated by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for his contribution to Indian cricket during the innings break of the third ODI against England here on Sunday. View More..

Virat die-hard fan Nikash braves odds to support India captain

    Updated On : Jan 22,2017   4:54 pm
Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) You all know Sudhir Gautam who paints his body in the India tri-colour and wears Sachin Tendulkar's name on his chest. You have heard about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's crazy fan Ram Babu. Now meet Nikash Kanhar, a Virat Kohli die-hard fan. View More..

Champions Trophy on India's mind ahead of Eden ODI vs England (Preview, Lead)

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   7:08 pm
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Ironing out deficiencies and building on a formidable squad will be at the top of India's agenda against England in their third and final One Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday ahead of the Champion's trophy. View More..

Dhoni centre of attraction in optional practice session

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   1:28 pm
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) With the three-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series already in India's pocket, the third rubber against England on Sunday has little importance. But not to former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was seen in full tilt during the team's optional training session at the Eden Gardens on Saturday. View More..

Champions Trophy preparation on India's mind ahead of final ODI against England (Preview)

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   11:10 am
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Ironing out deficiencies and building on a formidable squad will be top of the agenda when India take on England in their last One Day International (ODI) ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. View More..

England opener Hales out of India tour with fractured hand

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   7:56 am
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Already down 0-2 in the ongoing ODI series against India, England were dealt another blow before the third and final rubber here on Sunday as opener Alex Hales was ruled out of rest of the tour with a fractured hand. View More..

Dhoni's family, relatives expected to be present during Eden ODI

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   8:40 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni's family is expected to be present during India's third and final One-Day International (ODI) against England at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. View More..

India, England teams arrive in Kolkata for third ODI

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   4:26 pm
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The Indian and England cricket teams arrived here on Friday for the inconsequential final One-day International (ODI) to be played at the Eden Gardens on Sunday. View More..

Amitabh Bachchan praises 'champion' Yuvraj Singh

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   11:26 am
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has praised star batsman Yuvraj Singh, calling him a "champion" after India's ODI victory against England on Thursday. View More..

India played only up to 75 per cent of potential: Kohli

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   10:20 pm
Cuttack, Jan 19 (IANS) India played only up to 75 per cent of their potential and still have scope for improvement despite a series-clinching 15-run win in the second One-Day International (ODI) match against England here on Thursday, skipper Virat Kohli said. View More..

All-round India down England to clinch ODI series (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   10:18 pm
Cuttack, Jan 19 (IANS) England skipper Eoin Morgan's fighting century went in vain as they fell 15 runs short in a high-scoring second One-day International (ODI) to trail the three-match rubber 0-2 against India at the Barabati Stadium here on Thursday. View More..

Second ODI: Yuvraj, Dhoni steer India to series-clinching win

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   10:10 pm
Cuttack, Jan 19 (IANS) India rode on centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni to edge out England by 15 runs in a high-scoring thriller in their second One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Barabati Stadium here on Thursday. View More..

2nd ODI: Yuvraj, Dhoni lead India to series-clinching win

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   10:00 pm
Cuttack, Jan 19 (IANS) India rode on centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday to edge out England by 15 runs in a high-scoring thriller in their second One-Day International (ODI) cricket match at the Barabati Stadium here. View More..

Boris Johnson learns why England cricketers should be wary of India in future

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   6:18 pm
Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Impressed by the enthusiasm of budding cricketers at an academy here, United Kingdom Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson on Thursday told former India batsman Arun Lal it was a firm indicator that England needed to be wary of India in the future. View More..

Second ODI: Vintage Yuvraj, Dhoni power India to massive total

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   6:04 pm
Cuttack, Jan 19 (IANS) Star batsmen Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were at their vintage best here on Thursday powering India to 381/6 in their second One-day International (ODI) cricket match against England. View More..

Second ODI: Yuvraj, Dhoni propel India to massive 381/6

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   5:36 pm
Cuttack, Jan 19 (IANS) Centuries from Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni helped India recover from a poor start to post 381/6 in the second One-Day International (ODI) against England at the Barabati Stadium here on Thursday. View More..

India aim to wrap up ODI series vs England in second tie (Preview)

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   4:26 pm
Cuttack, Jan 18 (IANS) After guiding India to a thrilling three-wicket win against England in his maiden One-day International (ODI) as full-time skipper, Virat Kohli will be aiming to clinch the three-match series by grabbing the second ODI too here on Thursday. View More..

First ODI: Centurions Kohli, Jadhav star in India's win

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   10:10 pm
Pune, Jan 15 (IANS) Virat Kohli and Kedar Jadhav slammed quickfire centuries to steer India to a three-wicket victory over England in the first One-Day International at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

England post mammoth 350-7 against India in first ODI

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   5:32 pm
Pune, Jan 15 (IANS) Jason Roy (73) and Joe Root (78) helped England post a mammoth 350 for seven in 50 overs against India in their first One-Day International (ODI) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Indian hockey is back to top, feels British star Jackson

    Updated On : Jan 15,2017   4:52 pm
New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Britain's hockey star Ashley Jackson reckons that the new crop of Indian players can be lethal in the international stage and the recent success has only added to their confidence. View More..