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

Karthik, Thakur return to India ODI squad

    Updated On : Oct 14,2017   6:46 pm
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik and rookie pacer Shardul Thakur have returned to the Indian One-Day International (ODI) squad for the upcoming home series against New Zealand from October 22. View More..

India aim to clinch T20I series against Australia (Preview)

    Updated On : Oct 12,2017   4:28 pm
Hyderabad, Oct 12 (IANS) After receiving an eight-wicket thrashing in the second Twenty20 International (T20I), India will aim for a better show when they take on Australia in their third and final cricket match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday. View More..

Australia thrash India by 8 wickets to level T20I series

    Updated On : Oct 10,2017   10:28 pm
Guwahati, Oct 10 (IANS) An all-round Australia thrashed India by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) to square the three-match series 1-1 at the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) Barsapara Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

Disciplined Australia restrict India to 118 in second T20I

    Updated On : Oct 10,2017   9:20 pm
Guwahati, Oct 10 (IANS) Australia rode on a disciplined bowling effort to restrict India to a paltry 118 in the second Twenty20 International at the jam-packed Assam Cricket Association (ACA) Barsapara Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

India look to seal T20I series against Australia (Preview)

    Updated On : Oct 09,2017   2:18 pm
Guwahati, Oct 9 (IANS) Coming from a nine-wicket win, in-form India will look to continuing their domination of Australia and seal the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. View More..

Distinction between small, big screens reduced: Sahil

    Updated On : Oct 05,2017   4:34 pm
Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) Actor Sahil Salathia, known for shows like "Everest" and "P.O.W. - Bandi Yuddh Ke", is set to make his Bollywood debut with "Julie 2". He feels the difference between small and big screens has reduced massively. View More..

Dhoni's daughter is an entertainer: Anupam Kher (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Oct 03,2017   3:36 pm
Ranchi, Oct 3 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher, who is currently in Ranchi to promote his forthcoming production venture "Ranchi Diaries", visited ace wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhonis home. He said that the cricketers daughter Ziva, 2, is a "genius and an entertainer". View More..

India vs Australia 5th ODI scorecard

    Updated On : Oct 01,2017   8:56 pm
Nagpur, Oct 1 (IANS) Following is the scorecard for the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) played between India and Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground here on Sunday. View More..

Exciting things happening in Indian cricket (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Sep 30,2017   5:32 pm
Few are unhappy with Indias defeat in Bengaluru after taking the five-match series winning the first three matches straight. They are not even giving too much importance to losing their Number One spot in the One-Day Internationals so soon after getting there. View More..

India aiming for top spot in 5th ODI against Australia (Preview)

    Updated On : Sep 30,2017   2:20 pm
Nagpur, Sep 30 (IANS) India will aim for a return to the top spot in One-Day International (ODI) rankings when they face Australia in the fifth and final match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Ground here on Sunday. View More..

India vs Australia 4th ODI scoreboard

    Updated On : Sep 28,2017   10:34 pm
Bengaluru, Sep 28 (IANS) Followng is the scoreboard of the fourth One-Day International played between India and Australia played at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday. View More..

Australia beat India in 4th ODI (Roundup)

    Updated On : Sep 28,2017   10:24 pm
Bengaluru, Sep 28 (IANS) Australia dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 21 runs in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday. View More..

Australia beat India in 4th ODI

    Updated On : Sep 28,2017   10:10 pm
Bengaluru, Sep 28 (IANS) Australia dominated with both bat and ball to defeat India by 21 runs in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) here on Thursday. View More..

Australia beat India in 4th ODI

    Updated On : Sep 28,2017   9:50 pm
Bengaluru, Sep 28 (IANS) Australia defeated India by 21 runs in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) here on Thursday. View More..

Bhanu Uday, Sonal Vengulkar to celebrate Dussehra in Lucknow

    Updated On : Sep 28,2017   4:02 pm
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) "Saam Daam Dand Bhed" lead actors Bhanu Uday and Sonal Vengulkar will be celebrating Dussehra at the historic Aishbagh Ramlila Maidan in Lucknow. View More..

India aim for record in 4th ODI vs Australia (Preview)

    Updated On : Sep 27,2017   2:52 pm
Bengaluru, Sep 27 (IANS) Skipper Virat Kohli will aim to surpass predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record winning run as captain when India take on Australia in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Thursday. View More..

Pandya knows how to play in different situations: Dravid

    Updated On : Sep 26,2017   6:52 pm
Vijayawada, Sep 26 (IANS) Heaping praise on Indias new sensation Hardik Pandya, India A coach Rahul Dravid said the Baroda all-rounder knows how to play in all kinds of situations. View More..

Shuttler Sindhu thanks ministry for Padma Bhushan nomination

    Updated On : Sep 25,2017   3:22 pm
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) Elated at being nominated for the country's third highest civilian honour -- Padma Bhushan -- Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Monday thanked the Sports Ministry for the recommendation. View More..

Shuttler P.V. Sindhu nominated for Padma Bhushan award

    Updated On : Sep 25,2017   1:10 pm
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) The Sports Ministry has nominated Rio Olympics silver medallist shuttler P.V. Sindhu for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award. View More..

Patel replaces Jadeja for last two ODIs vs Australia

    Updated On : Sep 24,2017   11:36 pm
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday included Axar Patel in place of fellow left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja in the 15-man national squad for the last two One-Day Internationals (ODI) against Australia. View More..