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-10: Pune's Stokes, Unadkat halt Mumbai's winning run

    Updated On : Apr 25,2017   2:10 am
Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma's comeback to form with a half century was spoiled by sheer brilliance with the ball from Ben Stokes and Jaydev Unadkat as Rising Pune Supergiant roped home by three runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match here on Monday. View More..

Pune post challenging 160/6 vs Mumbai in IPL

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   9:50 pm
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) posted 160/6 against Mumbai Indians in their Indian Premier League encounter at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday. View More..

IPL-10: Mumbai opt to field against unchanged Pune

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   7:42 pm
Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to field against Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday. View More..

IPL: RCB aim to bounce back against SRH (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   5:16 pm
Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to dust themselves up from the devastating outing in Kolkata Sunday night as they face Sunrisers Hyderabad, who seek first away win in the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Tuesday. View More..

IPL: Confident Mumbai to take on resurgent Pune (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   4:00 pm
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) A confident Mumbai Indians, who won six consecutive games in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), are all set to take on resurgent Rising Pune Supergiant at the Wankhede Stadium here on Monday. View More..

What matters is keeping your calm: Dhoni's key to successful run chase

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   8:20 pm
Pune, April 22 (IANS) After guiding Rising Pune Supergiant to a thrilling last ball six wicket win against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Saturday, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the key to successful run chases is staying "calm". View More..

Scoreboard of Pune Supergiant vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   7:58 pm
Pune, April 22 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match between Rising Pune Supergiant and Sunrisers Hyderabad played at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

IPL-10: Vintage Dhoni powers Pune to 6 wkt win over Hyderabad

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   7:46 pm
Pune, April 22 (IANS) Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's late order blitzkrieg guided Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) to a thrilling six wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in a last ball thriller Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 contest at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

IPL-10: Pune opt to field against Sunrisers Hyderabad

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   3:48 pm
Pune, April 22 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant skipper Steve Smith won the toss and elected to field against defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

IPL: Confident Hyderabad face rejuvenated Pune (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   6:14 pm
Pune, April 21 (IANS) A confident Sunrisers Hyderabad, on a two-match winning run, will face a rejuvenated Rising Pune Supergiant in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

Supreme Court quashes complaint against Dhoni

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   5:20 pm
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a criminal complaint against former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni by an Andhra Pradesh resident following his depiction as Lord Vishnu by a business magazine. View More..

Supreme Court quashes complaint against Dhoni

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   3:50 pm
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a criminal complaint against former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni by an Andhra Pradesh resident following his depiction as Lord Vishnu by a business magazine. View More..

Supreme Court quashes complaint against Dhoni

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   3:12 pm
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a criminal complaint against former India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni by an Andhra Pradesh resident following his depiction as Lord Vishnu by a business magazine. View More..

IPL: Bangalore vs Pune scoreboard

    Updated On : Apr 17,2017   12:03 am
Bangalore, April 17 (IANS) The following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League (IPL) match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiant at the Chinnaswamy stadium here on Sunday: View More..

Pune beat Bangalore to end losing streak in IPL

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   11:56 pm
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) ended their three-match losing run as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 27 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Chinnaswamy stadium here on Sunday. View More..

IPL: Pune post 161/8 against Bangalore

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   10:06 pm
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) suffered a late batting collapse but managed to post a competitive total of 161 for eight in 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Chinnaswamy stadium here on Sunday. View More..

IPL: Bangalore opt to field against Pune

    Updated On : Apr 16,2017   7:54 pm
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Chinnaswamy stadium here on Sunday. View More..

How about DRS in IPL to avoid howlers (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Apr 15,2017   7:08 pm
The quality of umpiring in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) has received opprobrium and to put it mildly, the officiating has been abysmal. Perhaps, to err is human, but after seeing the howlers of homegrown umpires, the adage will not wash. View More..

RCB, Pune aim to get back to winning ways (Preview)

    Updated On : Apr 15,2017   3:34 pm
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) The last time Virat Kohli and Steve Smith clashed with each other was the recently-concluded India-Australia Test series, and now both will be aiming to stem the rot when Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) take on Smith's Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) tie here on Sunday. View More..

IPL-10: All-round Gujarat thrash Pune by 7 wickets (Lead, correcting name)

    Updated On : Apr 14,2017   11:52 pm
Rajkot, April 14 (IANS) A hat-trick from debutant all-rounder Andrew Tye and sensible top-order batting helped Gujarat Lions (GL) outclass Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) by seven wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Friday. View More..