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

Kuldeep thanks Dhoni for pepping him up before the hat-trick ball

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   11:12 pm
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) A proud hat-trick man Kuldeep Yadav on Thursday said Indian team's senior pro Mahendra Singh Dhoni's comments egged him on before he delivered the crucial delivery to Pat Cummins to achieve his memorable feat against Australia in the ODI game at the Eden Gardens here. View More..

India vs Australia second ODI scoreboard

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   9:48 pm
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) between India and Australia played at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. View More..

Kohli leads India to a challenging total

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   7:14 pm
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli played a fabulous knock but fell eight short of a well deserved century as India put up a challenging score of 252 against Australia on a tricky two paced Eden Gardens track in the second One-day International (ODI) here on Thursday. View More..

Former captain Dhoni's popularity in evidence at Eden

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   5:44 pm
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) As Manish Pandey departed with India at 131/3 during the second One-Day International (ODI) here on Thursday, chants of "Dhoni, Dhoni" filled the Eden Gardens. View More..

Kohli, other stars slated to take part in charity event during India-SL Test

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   3:06 pm
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli is expected to participate in a charity programme for cancer patients on the 225th anniversary celebration of the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CC&FC) here on November 18 among a host of other former and current stars. View More..

On song, Pandya wishes fans on Navratri

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   2:02 pm
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Gujarati in cricketer Hardik Pandya could not resist wishing his fans on Navratri even on match-day as India got ready to take on Australia in the second One-Day International (ODI) here. View More..

India win toss, to bat first

    Updated On : Sep 21,2017   1:16 pm
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) India won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the second One-Day International (ODI) here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. View More..

Dhoni pays visit to Kolkata Police Training School for shooting session

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   8:18 pm
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Straight after playing foot volleyball with his teammates here at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday, former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni headed to Kolkata Police Training School for a pistol shooting session. View More..

Ganguly expresses satisfaction over Eden conditions ahead of ODI

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   4:30 pm
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) As the sun finally came out after two days of overcast skies, the covers partially went off at the Eden Gardens here which is set to host the second One Day International between India and Australia on Thursday. View More..

Warner is under pressure when he is facing me: Kuldeep

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   4:12 pm
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav relishes the opportunity of getting Australia opener David Warner out time and again and feels the southpaw comes under pressure every time he bowls to him. View More..

Dhoni recommended for Padma Bhushan

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   2:26 pm
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has nominated veteran star Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the Padma Bhushan, the nation's third highest civilian award. View More..

At 36, Dhoni still going strong

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   1:44 pm
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) There was a time when ageing warhorse Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be popped a question at every media conference on whether he was contemplating retirement. A year-and-a-half down the line, those queries have been swept aside by Captain Cool himself thanks to his display with the bat. View More..

Rain threat looms large as India look to continue momentum against Australia (Preview)

    Updated On : Sep 20,2017   8:02 am
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Their tails up after overcoming initial jolts to pull off an emphatic victory in the series opener against Australia, India would look to retain the momentum in the second One-Day International on Thursday despite the leaden eyed skies threatening to play spoilsport here at the Eden Gardens. View More..

Dhoni can play 2023 World Cup too: Clarke

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   7:34 pm
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Australia captain Michael Clarke is not ruling out the possibility of wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni being part of India's 2023 World Cup plans. View More..

Smith has to find a way for his team to be successful: Clarke

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   3:54 pm
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke on Tuesday said Steve Smith still has challenges ahead as a captain and he has to find a way for his team to succeed. View More..

Biopic on Jhulan Goswami to be made

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   3:26 pm
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Former Indian women's cricket team captain Jhulan Goswami on Tuesday said a biopic will be made on her with the working title 'Chakdah Express.' View More..

Dhoni's wicket is the key: Zampa

    Updated On : Sep 19,2017   1:38 pm
Kolkata, Sep 19 (IANS) Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa on Tuesday said the wicket of former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is very crucial and they will try to get him out as early as possible when the two sides meet again for the second One-Day International (ODI) at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. View More..

Australia failed to execute their plans properly, feels Smith

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   3:22 pm
Chennai, Sep 18 (IANS) Australia could not execute their plans properly during the first One-Day International (ODI), which they lost by 26 runs via Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-truncated match against India here, skipper Steve Smith said. View More..

Ajay Devgn, Dhoni urge people to overcome fear

    Updated On : Sep 18,2017   2:10 pm
Mumbai, Sep 18 (IANS) Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn and former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni have joined hands for a campaign titled 'Burn your Fears with which they are urging people to overcome their fears and take the first step towards making their dreams come true. View More..

Pandya's all-round effort floors Australia in first ODI

    Updated On : Sep 17,2017   10:24 pm
Chennai, Sep 17 (IANS) India rode on Hardik Pandya's all-round brilliance to thrash Australia by 26 runs by Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-truncated opener of the five-match One-day International series at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Sunday. View More..