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

Age is just a number, fitness matters: Dhoni

    Updated On : May 27,2018   11:58 pm
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Dousing the debate between age and experience, Chennai Super Kings' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni put "fitness" ahead of any other factor for success. View More..

Watson blitz help Chennai clinch 3rd IPL title

    Updated On : May 27,2018   11:08 pm
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Shane Watson was back to his brutal best as the opener's scintillating unbeaten 117 runs helped Chennai Super Kings lift their third Indian Premier League (IPL) title, thrashing Sunrisers Hyderabad by eight wickets in the summit clash here on Sunday. View More..

Rashid Khan is the player to watch in IPL final (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : May 26,2018   8:12 pm
The Indian Premier League 2018 will end on Sunday with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) meeting for the fourth time in the highly popular Twenty20 league this season. View More..

CSK are favourites to win IPL crown: Survey

    Updated On : May 26,2018   4:16 pm
New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) On the eve of the high-octane Indian Premier League (IPL) final between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), the M.S Dhoni-led yellow brigade have been voted as the strong favourites by a sports fans survey to win their third title at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Sunday. View More..

Chennai, Hyderabad face off in high-octane IPL final (Preview)

    Updated On : May 26,2018   2:40 pm
Mumbai, May 26 (IANS) The 51-day long T20 carnival has finally reached its climax as two-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face-off in the summit clash of the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Top Indian cricketers likely to feature in 100-ball meet: Report

    Updated On : May 25,2018   6:52 pm
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Top Indian cricketers including skipper Virat Kohli and his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni are likely to get the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) nod to feature in a 100 ball-cricket tournament, slated to be held in in England in 2020. View More..

IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final

    Updated On : May 22,2018   11:36 pm
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier here on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL). View More..

Dhoni credits Chennai team spirit for success

    Updated On : May 22,2018   11:34 pm
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) As Chennai Super Kings stormed into the Indian Premier League (IPL) final for the seventh time on Tuesday after a nail-biting two-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited the dressing room atmosphere for his team's success over the years. View More..

IPL: Chennai edge out Hyderabad in thriller to enter final

    Updated On : May 22,2018   11:22 pm
Mumbai, May 22 (IANS) A fighting unbeaten half-century under pressure from Faf du Plessis helped Chennai Super Kings edge past Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in the first qualifier on Tuesday to enter the final of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here. View More..

Preity apologises for Kings XI Punjab's loss in IPL

    Updated On : May 21,2018   2:36 pm
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) Actress Preity Zinta has apologised on behalf of her team Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) for "not being up to the mark" and losing to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). View More..

IPL play-offs: Chennai, Hyderabad look to seal final berth (Preview)

    Updated On : May 21,2018   2:32 pm
Mumbai, May 21 (IANS) As the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) nears its climax, all eyes will be on the top two sides -- Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) -- locking horns in the first qualifier on Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium here for a place in the May 27 final. View More..

IPL 2018: Chennai outplay Punjab by five wickets

    Updated On : May 21,2018   12:44 am
Pune, May 21 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings knocked out Kings XI Punjab from the play-offs race of the Indian Premier League (IPL), outplaying them in the last league match by five wickets here on Sunday. View More..

IPL: Nair's quickfire half-century lifts Punjab to 153 vs Chennai

    Updated On : May 20,2018   10:18 pm
Pune, May 20 (IANS) A quickfire lower order cameo by Karun Nair helped Kings XI Punjab post a modest 153 against Chennai Super Kings in the last league encounter of the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

IPL: Chennai opts to field vs Punjab

    Updated On : May 20,2018   7:56 pm
Pune, May 20 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the last league game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Why Indian board opposes every new idea straightaway? (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : May 20,2018   6:32 pm
Why is India reluctant to embrace a new cricketing idea straightaway when all others are gladly willing to go along with it. View More..

IPL: Punjab in do-or-die situation against Chennai (Preview)

    Updated On : May 19,2018   3:30 pm
Pune, May 19 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) face the herculean task of stopping a star-studded Chennai Super Kings to seal a play-off berth when the two sides face-off in their last Indian Premier League (IPL) league game at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

CSK must improve, says Dhoni

    Updated On : May 19,2018   12:40 am
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Despondent after the loss to Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here on Friday, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni asserted that his team need to pick up their socks in the knockout stages. View More..

IPL: Chennai's march to top halted by Delhi's 34-run win

    Updated On : May 19,2018   12:20 am
New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) march to the top of the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table was halted by bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils, who romped home by 34 runs at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Friday. View More..

IPL: Chennai put Delhi in to bat in dead rubber

    Updated On : May 18,2018   8:04 pm
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) Aiming for the top spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL) points table, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to field against Delhi Daredevils at the Ferozshah Kotla here on Friday. View More..

Sony Pictures International Productions acquires rights for Jhulan Goswami biopic

    Updated On : May 17,2018   4:56 pm
Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Sony Pictures International Productions has acquired the rights for a biopic on India's veteran medium pacer Jhulan Goswami. View More..