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 backs Test brigade despite loss to Proteas

    Updated On : Jan 19,2018   5:16 pm
Chennai, Jan 19 (IANS) Throwing his weight behind the beleaguered Test side which lost the ongoing Test series 0-2 to South Africa, former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said it was important to look at the positives of the team's performance. View More..

Plenty of cricket still to be played in the series (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Jan 12,2018   2:26 pm
Free-flowing advice has poured in from across the cricketing world for Virat Kohli and his teammates after the setback at Newlands. Much of it for the batsmen, a little to bowlers and the team management. View More..

Hussey returns to CSK as batting coach

    Updated On : Jan 06,2018   7:42 pm
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Australian batting great Michael Hussey was on Saturday roped in as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batting coach after having turned out as a player in seven out of eight seasons in the opening decade of the Indian Premier League (IPL). View More..

Smith elated to be back with Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2018

    Updated On : Jan 04,2018   9:04 pm
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Australia skipper Steve Smith on Thursday expressed his delight after being retained by the Rajasthan Royals franchise for the 2018 season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). View More..

CSK retains Dhoni, Raina; KKR releases Gambhir for IPL-2018

    Updated On : Jan 04,2018   7:28 pm
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will once again be seen in his favourite yellow jersey in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) 2018 season as the Chennai Super Kings retained the Ranchi stumper along with Suresh Raina and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. View More..

'Tiger Zinda Hai' did well because of Katrina: Salman

    Updated On : Dec 27,2017   11:42 am
Mumbai, Dec 27 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan has credited the success of his latest film "Tiger Zinda Hai" to his co-star Katrina Kaif. View More..

Rohit defends Dhoni's place in ODI, T20I teams

    Updated On : Dec 26,2017   10:10 pm
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma on Tuesday joined his skipper Virat Kohli in backing former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's future in India's limited-overs side. View More..

Shastri confident ahead of South Africa tour

    Updated On : Dec 25,2017   8:18 pm
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) India have never managed a series win in South Africa, but coach Ravi Shastri is determined to rewrite the history books when the men in blue tour the country next month. View More..

Shastri confident ahead of South Africa tour

    Updated On : Dec 25,2017   6:56 pm
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) India have never managed a series win in South Africa, but coach Ravi Shastri is determined to rewrite the history books when the men in blue tour the country next month. View More..

3rd T20I: India thrash Sri Lanka, inflict whitewash

    Updated On : Dec 24,2017   10:50 pm
Mumbai, Dec 24 (IANS) India produced a dominant performance to hammer Sri Lanka by five wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) and win the series 3-0 at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Ashwin, Jadeja's absence continues for South Africa ODIs

    Updated On : Dec 23,2017   9:22 pm
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) The seasoned spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja continued to find themselves out of the 17-member squad for the One-day Internationals (ODI) that the BCCI on Saturday named for the six games against South Africa in February next year. View More..

India aim to whitewash Sri Lanka in third T20I (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 23,2017   3:02 pm
Mumbai, Dec 23 (IANS) After overpowering Sri Lanka to clinch the series 2-0, India will look to continue their winning streak and clean sweep the series in the third Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Despite leaking runs, I was looking for wickets: Kuldeep

    Updated On : Dec 22,2017   10:54 pm
Indore, Dec 22 (IANS) India's chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who scalped crucial three wickets to hand India a 88-run victory against Sri Lanka on Friday, said despite conceding runs, he was looking for wickets. View More..

India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs in second T20I

    Updated On : Dec 22,2017   10:32 pm
Indore, Dec 22 (IANS) A good all-round performance helped India beat Sri Lanka by 88 runs in the second Twenty-20 International (T20I) match at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Friday. View More..

Rohit's blitzkrieg powers India to 260 in second T20I

    Updated On : Dec 22,2017   9:04 pm
Indore, Dec 22 (IANS) Skipper Rohit Sharma blasted a 35-ball century to power India to the joint-second highest T20I total of 260/5 in the second match against a hapless Sri Lanka at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Friday. View More..

Sri Lanka opt to field in second T20I

    Updated On : Dec 22,2017   6:44 pm
Indore, Dec 22 (IANS) Sri Lanka skipper Thisara Perera won the toss and opted to field in the second T20 International against an unchanged India at the Holkar Stadium here on Friday. View More..

Dominant India aim to clinch T20I series against Sri Lanka (Preview)

    Updated On : Dec 21,2017   2:06 pm
Indore, Dec 21 (IANS) Fresh from a thumping victory in the first match, India will look to continue their all-round performance to clinch the series against Sri Lanka in the second Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Holkar Cricket Stadium here on Friday. View More..

No.4 batting position ideal for Dhoni, says Rohit

    Updated On : Dec 20,2017   11:18 pm
Cuttack, Dec 20 (IANS) India captain Rohit Sharma on Wednesday said that the team management feels veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni will excel at the No.4 batting position after the wicket-keeper stroked an unbeaten 39 during 93-run win over Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 International (T20I). View More..

India post 93-run win over Sri Lanka in first T20I (Roundup)

    Updated On : Dec 20,2017   10:42 pm
Cuttack, Dec 20 (IANS) India put up a strong all-round show to register their biggest Twenty20 International (T20I) win in terms of runs -- 93 -- in the first match against Sri Lanka at the Barabati Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..

India post 180/3 against Sri Lanka in first T20I

    Updated On : Dec 20,2017   8:48 pm
Cuttack , Dec 20 (IANS) A combined batting effort helped India score 180/3 against Sri Lanka in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Barabati Stadium here on Wednesday. View More..