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

Indians support possible future introduction of DRS: Kohli (Roundup)

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   4:32 pm
Kolkata Sep 29 (IANS) Veering away from the stance taken by the team management and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) earlier, Indias Test captain Virat Kohli on Thursday backed the Decision Review System (DRS) and said the team would look forward to its introduction in future. View More..

Dhoni biopic not banned, says Pakistan's CBFC chief

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   2:20 pm
Karachi, Sep 29 (IANS) Bollywood biopic "M.S. Dhoni: An Untold Story", on the life of India's ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has not been banned in Pakistan, according to the spokespersons of the country's censor boards. View More..

Dhoni biopic reaffirms faith in youth from small towns: Anupam Kher (Movie Snippets)

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   1:18 pm
Mumbai, Sep 29 (IANS) Veteran actor Anupam Kher is proud to be a part of the biopic "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" and says the film reaffirms trust in today's youth from small towns. View More..

Everybody deserves to know Dhoni's inspiring story: Bhumika

    Updated On : Sep 29,2016   11:26 am
Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) Actress Bhumika Chawla, who is making a comeback to Bollywood after nine years in Neeraj Pandey's "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", feels everyone deserves to know the personal side of the most successful Indian captain as his story is very inspiring. View More..

I play better cricket post 'MS Dhoni...': Sushant Singh Rajput

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   6:48 pm
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story" has been an enriching experience for Sushant Singh Rajput. The actor, who always wanted to be a cricketer and has portrayed the star player in the forthcoming Bollywood biopic, says he has not just improved his game but has also learnt from Dhoni to be a better listener. View More..

I play better cricket post 'MS Dhoni...': Sushant Singh Rajput

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   6:40 pm
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story" has been an enriching experience for Sushant Singh Rajput. The actor, who always wanted to be a cricketer and has portrayed the star player in the forthcoming Bollywood biopic, says he has not just improved his game but has also learnt from Dhoni to be a better listener. View More..

Herry Tangiri shed 15 kg to play Yuvraj Singh onscreen

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   4:12 pm
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) Actor Herry Tangiri had to lose 15 kgs to play the role of former India batsman Yuvraj Singh in "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story", based on India's limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. View More..

Sushant visits Dhoni's Delhi home

    Updated On : Sep 28,2016   3:46 pm
Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni took actor Sushant Singh Rajput to his home in the capital after the promotions of the forthcoming film "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story" here. View More..

No villain in my life, says Dhoni

    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   11:46 pm
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) India's ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who keenly awaits the release of "M. S. Dhoni: An Untold Story" -- a biopic by filmmaker Neeraj Pandey -- says at first he was hesitant to give a nod to the project as he thought what kind of a film can be made on him as he doesn't have any villains in his life. View More..

Jharkhand cricket body to select members through written test

    Updated On : Sep 27,2016   2:58 pm
Ranchi, Sep 27 (IANS) If you want to become member of the Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA), affiliated to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, based in the hometown of India limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, then you have to appear in a written examination. View More..

We'll live up to hype around 'MS Dhoni...': Neeraj Pandey

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   4:36 pm
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Neeraj Pandey plans to head out for a "long break" just two days before his latest 'baby', "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", hits the screens on Friday. He says he is confident that the movie will live up to the hype created by its trailer and promotions. View More..

Suriya's 'S3' climax being shot in Talakona forest

    Updated On : Sep 26,2016   12:04 pm
Chennai, Sep 26 (IANS) The makers of Suriya-starrer "S3" aka "Singam 3", which is inching closer to completion, are currently canning the climax action sequence in Talakona forest near Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, a source said. View More..

Dhoni biopic to release in 4,500 screens across 60 countries

    Updated On : Sep 25,2016   2:44 pm
Mumbai, Sep 25 (IANS) "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", the upcoming Bollywood biopic on the country's star cricketer-skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, will get one of the widest releases in 4,500 screens across 60 countries, according to its makers. View More..

Former India captains felicitated ahead of historic 500th Test

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   3:18 pm
Kanpur, Sep 22 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) felicitated former India Test captains ahead of the historic 500th Test at Green park stadium here on Thursday. View More..

Never knew I could act: Sushant Singh Rajput

    Updated On : Sep 22,2016   11:22 am
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) He made his Bollywood debut as a cricket fanatic in "Kai Po Che!" and he has graduated to bringing alive India's most celebrated new-age cricketer -- M.S. Dhoni -- on the silver screen. Yet, actor Sushant Singh Rajput says he never knew he could act and that films happened as a natural progression from theatre and TV for him. View More..

New selectors need to be in touch with reality to deliver (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   7:46 pm
Virat Kohli might have wistfully looked at Misbah Ul-Haq receiving the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test mace for the No.1 ranking as India prepares for the first of 13 Tests at home this season. View More..

Now an anthem for M.S. Dhoni

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   6:52 pm
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Giving an ode to the journey of Indian ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, makers of "MS Dhoni: The Untold Story", a forthcoming biopic on the cricket star, released a single called "Har gully mein Dhoni hai" on Wednesday. View More..

Dhoni named captain of Wisden's all-time India Test XI

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   5:34 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) India's celebrated skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday was named the captain of reputed cricket magazine Wisden's all-time India Test XI. View More..

India will beat Kiwis under Kohli's captaincy: More (IANS Interview)

    Updated On : Sep 21,2016   1:40 pm
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Praising Virat Kohli for his leadership qualities, former wicketkeeper Kiran More has asserted that the Indian Test squad will win the upcoming home series against New Zealand under his captaincy. View More..

Don't believe in biopics on cricketers: Gambhir

    Updated On : Sep 18,2016   9:06 pm
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) Out-of-favour India batsman Gautam Gambhir on Sunday stoked a fresh controversy asserting that films shouldn't be made on cricketers but on those people who have contributed for the welfare of the country and hence are more "deserving" of biopics. View More..