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

Dhoni blasts ton as Jharkhand vanquish Chhattisgarh

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   8:06 pm
Kolkata, Feb 26 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blasted a century as Jharkhand defeated Chhattisgarh by 78 runs in a Group D match of the Vijay Hazare cricket tournament here on Sunday. View More..

Dhoni fails to finish as Jharkhand go down to Karnataka

    Updated On : Feb 26,2017   1:17 am
Kolkata, Feb 25 (IANS) Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhonis 50-ball 43 and his 81-run partnership with Saurabh Tiwary proved a trifle short as a fighting Jharkhand went down by five runs to Karnataka in a Group D tie of the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket championship here on Saturday. View More..

Woakes, Boult will make big impact for KKR, says batsman Pandey

    Updated On : Feb 24,2017   3:10 pm
Kolkata, Feb 24 (IANS) India batsman Manish Pandey, who is part of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), said new recruits Chris Woakes and Trent Boult would make the difference for the city-based franchise in the cash-rich Twenty20 cricket league starting April 5. View More..

Relaxed Dhoni spends time bowling, chatting with teammates at nets

    Updated On : Feb 23,2017   6:12 pm
Kolkata, Feb 23 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni seems to be enjoying his cricket to the full nowadays. View More..

Dhoni travels in train after 13 years for Vijay Hazare Trophy

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   11:38 pm
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) A couple of days after the cricketing world was abuzz with the news of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's removal as the skipper of IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, the just-appointed Jharkhand skipper, in his typical unfazed avatar, regaled his teammates with stories from the past in a rare train journey from Ranchi to Howrah station to take part in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. View More..

Dhoni travels in train after 13 years for Vijay Hazare Trophy

    Updated On : Feb 22,2017   9:10 pm
Kolkata, Feb 22 (IANS) A couple of days after the cricketing world was abuzz with the news of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's removal as the skipper of IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, the just-appointed Jharkhand skipper, in his typical unfazed avatar, regaled his teammates with stories from the past in a rare train journey from Ranchi to Howrah station to take part in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. View More..

England cricketers emerge hot buys at IPL auction; Tahir, Ishant unpicked (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   3:54 pm
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) English cricketers led by all-rounder Ben Stokes and pacer Tymal Mills turned out to be the hottest purchases at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Monday, which also saw No. 1-ranked T20 International bowler Imran Tahir and India pacer Ishant Sharma failing to find any takers. View More..

England, Afghan players hit jackpot in IPL 2017 auction

    Updated On : Feb 20,2017   1:42 pm
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) English all-rounder Ben Stokes and pacer Tymal Mills emerged the hottest buys in the morning session of the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, which saw as many as 33 players being bought by franchises while many big names missed out pick-up. View More..

Smith replaces Dhoni as Pune skipper

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   8:16 pm
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Rising Pune Supergiants on Sunday removed Mahendra Singh Dhoni as captain of the franchise for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the owners announced on Sunday. View More..

Smith replaces Dhoni as Rising Pune Supergiants skipper

    Updated On : Feb 19,2017   3:52 pm
Kolkata, Feb 19 (IANS) Australian Steve Smith has replaced Mahendra Singh Dhoni as the captain of Rising Pune Supergiants for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the franchise announced on Sunday. View More..

India have attack to beat Australia on true pitches (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Feb 18,2017   7:14 pm
Now that they dont get to play Pakistan in a bilateral series to excite the crowds in Lahore, Karachi, Kolkata or Mumbai, India have found the alternative in Australia. View More..

Kohli, Saha shine as India post 687-6 declared against Bangladesh (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 10,2017   7:44 pm
Hyderabad, Feb 10 (IANS) Virat Kohli's record double hundred and Wriddhiman Saha's career second hundred (106 not out) drove India to a mammoth total of 687-6 declared in their first innings against Bangladesh on the second's day's play of their one-off cricket Test here on Friday. In reply, Bangladesh scored 41/1 by the end of play. View More..

I have a lot of faith in Chahal: Kohli

    Updated On : Feb 01,2017   11:10 pm
Bengaluru, Feb 1 (IANS) Heaping praises on leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, whose six wickets helped India clinch the third and final T20 International against England by 75 runs, India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said he has a "lot of faith" in the youngster's abilities. View More..

Leggie Chahal's 6/25 derails England in third T20I (Roundup)

    Updated On : Feb 01,2017   10:52 pm
Bengaluru, Feb 1 (IANS) Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal's maiden five-wicket haul turned things around for India as the hosts beat England by 75 runs in the third and final Twenty20 International to clinch the series 2-1 at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

India vs England: Third T20I scoreboard

    Updated On : Feb 01,2017   10:46 pm
Bengaluru, Feb 1 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) cricket match played between India and England at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday: View More..

Raina, Dhoni carry India to 202/6 vs England in final T20I

    Updated On : Feb 01,2017   8:58 pm
Bengaluru, Feb 1 (IANS) Seasoned campaigners Suresh Raina and Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck brilliant half centuries to help India post a mammoth 202/6 against England in the third and final Twenty20 International at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

England put India to bat in T20I series decider

    Updated On : Feb 01,2017   6:48 pm
Bengaluru, Feb 1 (IANS) England won the toss and asked India to bat in the third and final Twenty20 International cricket match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

India, England gear up for do-or-die final T20I (Preview) (Lead, correcting intro)

    Updated On : Jan 31,2017   2:46 pm
Bengaluru, Jan 31 (IANS) With the three-match T20I series squared at 1-1, the final game at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Wednesday promises to be an exciting contest with India aiming to pocket another series win while England will be hoping to end their lacklustre tour on a high. View More..

India, England gear up for do-or-die final T20I (Preview)

    Updated On : Jan 31,2017   1:26 pm
Bengaluru, Jan 31 (IANS) With the three-match T20I series squared at 1-1, the final game at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday promises to be an exciting contest with India aiming to pocket another series win while England will be hoping to end their lacklustre tour on a high. View More..

India vs England: Second T20I scoreboard

    Updated On : Jan 29,2017   11:06 pm
Nagpur, Jan 29 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the second Twenty20 (T20I) cricket match between India and England held at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..