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

My twin strike changed match's momentum, says Kuldeep

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   10:02 pm
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav felt that his two wickets in an over changed the complexion of the match as India thumped Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday. View More..

India clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   9:10 pm
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) India eased to an eight-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday. View More..

Third ODI: India restrict Sri Lanka to low total

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   5:32 pm
Visakhapatnam , Dec 17 (IANS) India rode on a strong bowling performance to restrict Sri Lanka to 215 runs in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday. View More..

India opt to bowl against Sri Lanka in 3rd ODI

    Updated On : Dec 17,2017   1:34 pm
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian captain Rohit Sharma won the toss and elected to bowl against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-day International (ODI) here on Sunday. View More..

Third ODI: Rohit eyes first series win as captain (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 16,2017   2:24 pm
Visakhapatnam, Dec 16 (IANS) Rohit Sharma will aim to maintain his superb batting form and win his first series as captain when India take on Sri Lanka in the third and final One-Day International (ODI) at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

India bounce back with Rohit's historic double ton (Roundup)

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   8:26 pm
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Captain Rohit Sharma led from the front with a historic third ODI double ton (208 not out) as India thrashed Sri Lanka by 141 runs to not only avenge the loss in the series opener but also level the three-match rubber 1-1, at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

India vs Sri Lanka 2nd ODI scoreboard

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   8:26 pm
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the second One-Day International (ODI) played between India and Sri Lanka at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

Rohit's record double ton powers India to 392/4

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   3:54 pm
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with his third ODI double century to power India to a mammoth 392/4 against Sri Lanka in the second One-day International at the Punjab Cricket Association's I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

Sri Lanka win toss, opt to field in 2nd ODI

    Updated On : Dec 13,2017   11:44 am
Mohali, Dec 13 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera won the toss and elected to field in the second One-day International against India at the Punjab Cricket Association's I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

I trust a lot in my preparation, says teenaged Sundar

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   4:26 pm
Mohali, Dec 12 (IANS) Despite failing the Yo-Yo test, a requisite to make it to the national squad, teenaged all-rounder Washington Sundar on Tuesday justified his selection in the ODI squad against Sri Lanka, saying he trusts his ability and understands his role in the team. View More..

India aim to bounce back in second ODI vs Sri Lanka (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 12,2017   2:16 pm
Mohali, Dec 12 (IANS) Still licking their wounds after the humiliation in Dharamsala, India will be aiming to roar back when they face a rejuvenated Sri Lanka in the do-or-die second One-day International (ODI) at the Punjab Cricket Association's I.S. Bindra Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

1st ODI: Rohit blames batsmen for India's defeat

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   7:54 pm
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) India captain Rohit Sharma blamed poor batting for the humiliating seven-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka in the first One-Day International (ODI) here on Sunday. View More..

Sri Lanka thrash India in first ODI

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   5:56 pm
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka dominated with both bat and ball to outclass India by seven wickets in the first One-day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Lakmal helps Sri Lanka dismiss India for 112 in first ODI

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   3:30 pm
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Medium-pacer Suranga Lakmal took a four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka dismissed India for a paltry 112 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Lakmal helps Sri Lanka dismiss India for 112 in first ODI

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   2:52 pm
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Medium-pacer Suranga Lakmal took a four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka dismissed India for a paltry 112 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Sri Lanka opt to field against India in first ODI

    Updated On : Dec 10,2017   11:32 am
Dharamsala, Dec 10 (IANS) Sri Lanka's new captain Thisara Perera won the toss and opted to bowl against India in the first One-Day International (ODI) match at the HPCA Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Washington Sundar to replace injured Kedar Jadhav for Sri Lanka ODIs

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   7:48 pm
Dharamsala, Dec 9 (IANS) Teenaged all-rounder Washington Sundar was on Saturday drafted into the India squad replacing injured Kedar Jadhav for the three-match One-day International (ODI) series against Sri Lanka, starting here on Sunday. View More..

India look good to take on South Africa (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   6:58 pm
It has become ritualistic in the last one decade to say that India have their best chance of winning a series as they get ready to tour South Africa or Australia. Every time the pundits and player-experts tick all the boxes to justify their prediction. View More..

India look to extend dominance over Sri Lanka in ODIs (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 09,2017   3:28 pm
Dharamsala, Dec 9 (IANS) India will aim to extend their dominance sans regular skipper Virat Kohli when they face Sri Lanka in the opener of the three-match One-day International rubber at the HPCA Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Dhoni may return as CSK skipper after new IPL rule

    Updated On : Dec 06,2017   4:18 pm
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) In a decision that could see the return of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the skipper of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and some of its top players, the IPL Governing Council has allowed the returning franchises CSK and Rajasthan Royals to secure the players who represented them in the 2015 edition and were part of Rising Pune Supergiant and Gujarat Lions squads in 2017. View More..