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

IPL: Hyderabad opt to bowl against Chennai

    Updated On : Apr 22,2018   4:06 pm
Hyderabad, April 22 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson won the toss and opted to field against Chennai Super Kings in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Sunday. View More..

IPL: Confident Chennai up against Hyderabad (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   2:52 pm
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Fresh from a thumping win over Rajasthan Royals (RR), a confident Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 20th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

IPL: Chennai crush Rajasthan by 64 runs

    Updated On : Apr 21,2018   12:22 am
Pune, April 21 (IANS) Opener Shane Watson hit a fantastic 106-run knock as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 64 runs here on Friday to register their third win in four games in the Indian Premier League (IPL). View More..

India favourites to win 2019 World Cup: Sehwag

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   10:18 pm
Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Celebrated former opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday said India are favourites to lift the 2019 ICC World Cup to be held in England. View More..

IPL: Watson's ton lifts Chennai to 204/5 vs Rajasthan

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   9:56 pm
Pune, April 20 (IANS) A fantastic 106-run knock by opener Shane Watson propelled Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to 204/5 against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Friday. View More..

IPL: Rajasthan put Chennai in to bat in Pune

    Updated On : Apr 20,2018   7:46 pm
Pune, April 20 (IANS) Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and opted to field against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. View More..

IPL: Chennai eyeing win against Rajasthan at their new home (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 19,2018   6:56 pm
Pune, April 19 (IANS) After losing their previous Indian Premier League (IPL) clash by a whisker, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will aim to start off with a win against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their new home ground -- the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium, here on Friday. View More..

IPL: Punjab end Chennai's winning run

    Updated On : Apr 16,2018   12:00 am
Mohali, April 15 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab defeated Chennai Super Kings by four runs here on Sunday to end southern outfit's winning run in the Indian Premier League (IPL). View More..

IPL: Struggling KKR look to get together against buoyant Delhi (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 15,2018   1:46 pm
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) Not in fine fettle after facing two successive defeats, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be forced to go down memory lane when they welcome their most successful captain Gautam Gambhir, who is now in charge of Delhi Daredevils (DD), in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game between the two teams here at the Eden Gardens on Monday. View More..

IPL: Confident Chennai to face Kings XI Punjab (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 14,2018   2:42 pm
Mohali, April 14 (IANS) A confident Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will aim to extend their winning momentum when they face Kings XI Punjab in Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the PCA stadium here on Sunday. View More..

IPL 2018: Winless Mumbai, Delhi aim to get act together (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 13,2018   5:32 pm
Mumbai, April 13 (IANS) Holders Mumbai Indians (MI) and Delhi Daredevils (DD), both winless so far, will be eager to crack a win and register their first points when they clash in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

IPL: CSK home matches shifted to Pune

    Updated On : Apr 12,2018   3:46 pm
Chennai, April 12 (IANS) With IPL matches facing protests from Tamil groups, the Indian Premier League Governing Council has decided to shift the remaining home matches of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to Pune. View More..

IPL: Dhoni happy to be back at Chepauk Stadium

    Updated On : Apr 11,2018   4:08 pm
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is happy to be back at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk) after two years and giving the local fans a reason to cheer as his side clinched a thriller against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). View More..

IPL: Englishman Willey replaces Kedar in Chennai Super Kings

    Updated On : Apr 11,2018   2:10 pm
Chennai, April 11 (IANS) England all-rounder David Willey will replace injured middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). View More..

IPL-2018: CSK opt to field against KKR

    Updated On : Apr 10,2018   8:10 pm
Chennai, April 10 (IANS) Amidst strong protests against holding the IPL match on the issue of Cauvery waters issue, the outing between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Kolkata Knight Riders began on Tuesday night amidst unprecedented security for a sport event. View More..

IPL-2018: Buoyant CSK face KKR challenge (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 09,2018   1:24 pm
Chennai, April 9 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will look to take confidence from their thrilling one-wicket victory against defending champions Mumbai Indians when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Tuesday. View More..

IPL: Chennai beat Mumbai by one wicket in thriller

    Updated On : Apr 08,2018   12:34 am
Mumbai, April 8 (IANS) A heroic effort from Kedar Jadhav at the end helped Chennai Super Kings edged past three-time champions Mumbai Indians by one wicket in the opening match of the 11th Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament here on Saturday. View More..

IPL: Mumbai post 165/4 vs Chennai

    Updated On : Apr 07,2018   10:26 pm
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Mumbai Indians posted 165/4 in 20 overs against Chennai super Kings (CSK) in the opening match of the 11th Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament here on Saturday. View More..

CSK opt to bowl against MI in IPL opener

    Updated On : Apr 07,2018   8:04 pm
Mumbai, April 7 (IANS) Chennai super Kings (CSK) captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and elected to bowl against Mumbai Indians in the opening match of the 11th Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Saturday. View More..

IPL 2018 starts with clash of titans (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 06,2018   3:10 pm
Mumbai, April 6 (IANS) Defending champions Mumbai Indians and and two-time winners Chennai Super Kings, the most successful teams of the Indian Premier League (IPL), will begin the 11th edition of the Twenty20 cricket tournament with a mouthwatering clash at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. View More..