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

Shastri backs Dhoni once again, hits out at critics

    Updated On : Nov 14,2017   5:22 pm
Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni was once again backed by India head coach Ravi Shastri who on Tuesday said those commenting on the two-time World Cup-winning former skipper should look back at their own careers. View More..

Dhoni should be left to decide his future (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Nov 11,2017   1:02 pm
Seldom does one come across a captain making it a habit of praising his predecessor. And all the former players who played with either or both differ on Mahendra Singh Dhoni playing in the shortest format, Twenty20, advancing different reasons. View More..

Kapil, Dhoni 'take on' each other on cricket pitch

    Updated On : Nov 09,2017   9:36 pm
Kolkata, Nov 9 (IANS) Indias two World Cup winning captains Kapil Dev and Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday took on one another on the cricket pitch, with a bunch of kids egging them on at the Eden Gardens. View More..

Dhoni still performing at his age: Kohli

    Updated On : Nov 08,2017   7:38 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 8 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli heaped praise on wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni saying he is fit at over 35 years and performing for the side. View More..

New Zealand opt to field in rain-curtailed decider

    Updated On : Nov 07,2017   9:26 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 7 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to field against India in the rain-curtailed eight overs-a-side deciding third and final T20 International at the Greenfield International Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

Dhoni should realise his role in the team: Sehwag

    Updated On : Nov 06,2017   9:46 pm
New Delhi, Nov 6 (IANS) Amid growing calls for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ouster from the T20I side for failing to clobber the bowlers at the start of his innings, former India opener Virender Sehwag on Monday said the stumper should know his role in the team. View More..

Bhuvneshwar calls Dhoni a legend

    Updated On : Nov 06,2017   8:02 pm
Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 6 (IANS) Terming Mahendra Singh Dhoni a "legend", India's death overs specialist Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Monday brushed aside questions on the role of the former skipper in the T20 format. View More..

India vs New Zealand 2nd T20I scoreboard

    Updated On : Nov 04,2017   11:18 pm
Rajkot, Nov 4 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the second Twenty20 International (T20I) between India and New Zealand here on Saturday. View More..

New Zealand beat India in 2nd T20I (Third Lead)

    Updated On : Nov 04,2017   10:56 pm
Rajkot, Nov 4 (IANS) New Zealand dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 40 runs in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

New Zealand beat India in 2nd T20I

    Updated On : Nov 04,2017   10:32 pm
Rajkot, Nov 4 (IANS) New Zealand dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 40 runs in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

2nd T20I: Munro ton propells Kiwis to big total

    Updated On : Nov 04,2017   9:16 pm
Rajkot, Nov 4 (IANS) New Zealand rode on a quickfire unbeaten century by opener Colin Munro to post 196/2 in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) against India here on Saturday. View More..

New Zealand elect to bat in second T20I

    Updated On : Nov 04,2017   6:42 pm
Rajkot, Nov 4 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson elected to bat against India in the second T20 International at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

India aim to clinch T20I series vs New Zealand (Preview)

    Updated On : Nov 03,2017   12:30 pm
Rajkot, Nov 3 (IANS) After a brilliant show in the first match, India will aim to seal the three match series when they take on New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

Dhoni among best ever stumpers, says Gilchrist

    Updated On : Nov 02,2017   5:22 pm
New Delhi, Nov 2 (IANS) Legendary Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist on Thursday picked former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as his successor in the world's best stumpers' list. View More..

India break T20I jinx, bid adieu to Nehra with win vs Kiwis

    Updated On : Nov 01,2017   10:54 pm
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) Veteran pacer Ashish Nehra could not have asked for a better send-off as India thrashed New Zealand by 53 runs at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Wednesday to bring up their maiden win against the Kiwis in T20 Internationals. View More..

1st T20I: Sharma, Dhawan guide India to massive total

    Updated On : Nov 01,2017   8:52 pm
New Delhi, Nov 1 (IANS) India rode on a record opening partnership to post a mammoth 202/3 against New Zealand in the opening clash of the three-match T20 International (T20I) series at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Wednesday. View More..

India eye maiden T20I win against New Zealand (Preview)

    Updated On : Oct 31,2017   1:02 pm
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) After a brilliant performance in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs), India will aim for a maiden win against the New Zealand when they take on the visitors in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) match here on Wednesday. View More..

Kohli reclaims top ODI spot; Bumrah rises to 3rd among bowlers

    Updated On : Oct 30,2017   1:32 pm
Dubai, Oct 30 (IANS) After guiding India to an unprecedented seventh straight series win, India skipper Virat Kohli reclaimed the No.1 spot among in the latest ICC rankings for ODI batsmen while young pacer Jasprit Bumrah rose to a career-best No.3 among the bowlers. View More..

India beat New Zealand in 3rd ODI to clinch series (Roundup)

    Updated On : Oct 29,2017   10:48 pm
Kanpur, Oct 29 (IANS) India produced a brilliant all-round performance to beat New Zealand by six runs in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Green Park Stadium here on Sunday and clinch the series. View More..

India post daunting score vs New Zealand in 3rd ODI

    Updated On : Oct 29,2017   6:24 pm
Kanpur, Oct 29 (IANS) A brilliant performance from opener Rohit Sharma and skipper Virat Kohli helped India post a daunting 337/6 in the third and final One Day International (ODI) cricket match against New Zealand at the Green Park Stadium here on Sunday. View More..