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

NorthEast hold Chennaiyin in 3-3 draw, keep playoffs chances alive (ISL report)

    Updated On : Nov 26,2016   10:24 pm
Chennai, Nov 26 (IANS) NorthEast United FC defender Shouvick Ghosh poured cold water on Chennaiyin FC's plans to keep their semifinal hopes alive by scoring a stoppage time equaliser in a rip-roaring Indian Super League (ISL) encounter which ended 3-3 at the Jawaharlal Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

We think India only lives in metropolitan cities: Anupam Kher

    Updated On : Nov 11,2016   6:30 pm
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher says there is a wide-spread misconception that India is all about metropolitan cities. View More..

Tendulkar, Sehwag lead wishes on Kohli's birthday

    Updated On : Nov 05,2016   4:24 pm
Kolkata, Nov 5 (IANS) Indian cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag led Twitterites in wishing Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli, who turned 28 on Saturday. View More..

Kirsten wants Dhoni to continue as limited overs captain

    Updated On : Nov 01,2016   9:00 pm
Mumbai, Nov 1 (IANS) India's World Cup winning coach Gary Kirsten threw his weight behind current limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, saying removing the stumper from the helm could invite trouble for the team in the shorter formats of the game. View More..

Dhoni hails Mishra, Axar for big win in final ODI

    Updated On : Oct 29,2016   8:24 pm
Visakhapatnam, Oct 29 (IANS) India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fulsome in his praise for his spinners who helped India bowl out New Zealand for 79 as the hosts clinched the five-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series 3-2 here on Saturday. View More..

India to bat in final ODI vs New zealand

    Updated On : Oct 29,2016   1:26 pm
Vishakapatnam, Oct 29 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat against New Zealand in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here on Saturday. View More..

India aim for series win in final ODI against New Zealand (Preview)

    Updated On : Oct 28,2016   5:00 pm
Visakhapatnam, Oct 28 (IANS) With the One-Day International (ODI) cricket series between India and New Zealand squared at 2-2, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be looking for a resounding victory to clinch the series in the fifth and final game here on Saturday. View More..

Sourav bats for Dhoni to bat at No.4

    Updated On : Oct 27,2016   6:02 pm
Kolkata, Oct 27 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday backed limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to bat at the No.4 position while disagreeing that the team is too dependent on star batsman Virat Kohli. View More..

Dhoni backs inexperienced middle-order despite failure

    Updated On : Oct 27,2016   4:14 pm
Ranchi, Oct 27 (IANS) India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has said the inexperienced middle-order needs more time to settle after India lost to New Zealand by 19 runs, failing to chase down a modest target of 261 runs in the fourth One-Day International (ODI). View More..

Dew not playing a part helped us: Williamson

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   11:04 pm
Ranchi, Oct 26 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Willamson said the fact that dew did not play a part in the game helped their cause greatly after he altered the trend at this venue by winning the toss and batting first instead of opting to field. View More..

Southee, Neesham help New Zealand level series against India (Roundup)

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   10:24 pm
Ranchi, Oct 26 (IANS) Indian Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni lost his first match in his home-town as the hosts went down fighting by 19 runs, enabling New Zealand level the five-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series at the JSCA International Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

Latham's batting a huge positive for Kiwis: McCullum

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   7:16 pm
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Despite being whitewashed 0-3 in the recently concluded Test series, former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum on Wednesday said the young Kiwis can take a lot of positives from the ongoing India tour. View More..

NZ to bat first in fourth ODI vs India

    Updated On : Oct 26,2016   1:26 pm
Ranchi, Oct 26 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson won the toss and chose to bat against India in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at the JSCA International Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

India aim to seal series in fourth ODI against New Zealand (Preview)

    Updated On : Oct 25,2016   3:54 pm
Ranchi, Oct 25 (IANS) After taking a 2-1 lead in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series, hosts India will aim to pocket the series when they take on New Zealand in the fourth game at the JSCA International Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

BCCI retains same squad for remaining New Zealand ODIs

    Updated On : Oct 24,2016   4:26 pm
New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) After taking a 2-1 lead in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against New Zealand, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday retained the same squad for the remaining two matches of the rubber. View More..

Kohli, Dhoni praise each other after scripting win

    Updated On : Oct 23,2016   10:26 pm
Mohali, Oct 23 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and deputy Virat Kohli praised each other for their batting roles in scripting India's comfortable seven-wicket win over New Zealand in the third One-Day International here on Sunday. View More..

India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets in 3rd ODI (Roundup)

    Updated On : Oct 23,2016   9:54 pm
Mohali, Oct 23 (IANS) Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 154 off just 134 deliveries as India beat New Zealand by seven wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series here on Sunday. View More..

India beat New Zealand by 7 wickets in 3rd ODI

    Updated On : Oct 23,2016   9:24 pm
Mohali, Oct 23 (IANS) Virat Kohli scored an unbeaten 154 off just 134 deliveries as India beat New Zealand by seven wickets to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series here on Sunday. View More..

Sushant enjoys India-New Zealand game in Mohali

    Updated On : Oct 23,2016   5:52 pm
Chandigarh, Oct 23 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who played the title role in cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni's biopic named "MS Dhoni - The Untold Story", sent social media into a tizzy on Sunday after posting an image of him in an India shirt. View More..

New Zealand post 285 against India in 3rd ODI

    Updated On : Oct 23,2016   5:40 pm
Mohali, Oct 23 (IANS) Tom Latham (61) and James Neesham (57) took New Zealand to 285 all out in 49.4 overs in the third One-Day International (ODI) at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here on Sunday. View More..