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

Jadeja, Pujara, Vijay get Grade A contracts; Raina, Harbhajan miss out

    Updated On : Mar 22,2017   7:08 pm
New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Test stars Ravindra Jadeja, Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay were on Wednesday rewarded with Grade A category of the BCCI annual contracts, the amount of which has been doubled to Rs two crore from this season while middle order batsman Suresh Raina failed to figure in the list. View More..

Man booked for stealing Dhoni's phones

    Updated On : Mar 19,2017   10:44 am
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Delhi Police has booked a man for stealing three mobile phones of former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni from a hotel here, a senior officer said on Sunday. View More..

Bengal outbat Jharkhand by 41 runs to enter Vijay Hazare final

    Updated On : Mar 18,2017   7:26 pm
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Bengal rode on a century each from opening batsmen Shreevats Goswami (101) and Abhimanyu Easwaran (101) to defeat Jharkhand by 41 runs in the semi-final of the Vijay Hazare domestic 50-overs cricket tournament here on Saturday. View More..

Dhoni, cricketers evacuated after fire at hotel (Intro Roundup)

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   7:38 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A fire broke out in a Delhi hotel on Friday, leading to the evacuation of former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and cricketers from Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu. No one was hurt. View More..

Dhoni, cricketers evacuated after fire at hotel (Roundup)

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   3:44 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A fire broke out in a Delhi hotel on Friday, leading to the evacuation of former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and players from Jharkhand, Bengal and Tamil Nadu. No one was hurt. View More..

Vijay Hazare Trophy second semi-final, final rescheduled

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   12:44 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The BCCI rescheduled the second semi-final and final of the Vijay Hazare trophy on Friday following a fire at a hotel where the teams contesting the second semi-final were lodged. View More..

2nd Vijay Hazare semifinal shifted to Kotla

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   11:16 am
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The second semi-final of the Vijay Hazare ODI tournament between Jharkhand and Bengal has been postponed by a day after a fire in the former team's hotel and will now be played at the Feroz Shah Kotla here. View More..

Fire at Dhoni's hotel in Delhi

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   11:06 am
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A fire was reported in a Delhi hotel on Friday where the Jharkhand cricket team and former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni were currently staying. View More..

2nd Vijay Hazare semi postponed

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   10:40 am
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) The second semi-final of the Vijay Hazare ODI tournament between Jharkhand and Bengal was postponed for a day after a fire broke out in the Jharkhand team hotel here on Friday morning. View More..

Fire at Dhoni's hotel in Delhi

    Updated On : Mar 17,2017   10:26 am
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) A fire was reported in a Delhi hotel with the Jharkhand cricket team and former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in it on Friday morning. View More..

Jharkhand hammer Vidarbha to enter Vijay Hazare semis

    Updated On : Mar 15,2017   7:46 pm
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Jharkhand sailed into the semi-finals of the Vijay Hazare domestic 50-overs cricket tournament with a six-wicket win over Vidarbha in their quarter-final here on Wednesday. View More..

Focus back on third India-Australia Test post off-field antics (Preview)

    Updated On : Mar 15,2017   4:16 pm
Ranchi, March 15 (IANS) After a week of charges and counter-charges from either side following India's dramatic comeback to win the second Test in Bengaluru and level the series 1-1 against Australia, all eyes will now be on the third game as the Jharkhand State Cricket Association International Stadium gears up to host its first ever five-day game here from Thursday. View More..

Dhoni's career hinges on Champions Trophy success

    Updated On : Mar 13,2017   9:52 pm
Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) India stalwart Mahendra Singh Dhoni could continue in international limited overs cricket till the 2019 World Cup if he succeeds in the coming ICC champions Trophy, his childhood coach Keshav Banerjee said here on Monday. View More..

Rasool may shift base if cricket in J&K remains poor

    Updated On : Mar 06,2017   8:32 pm
Kalyani (West Bengal) March 6 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Parvez Rasool, who played the first T20I for India against England, on Monday said that if things do not improve in his troubled state, he would think of playing for a different team. View More..

Dhoni's Jharkhand qualify for Vijay Hazare Trophy knockout (Roundup)

    Updated On : Mar 06,2017   6:56 pm
Kalyani (West Bengal), March 6 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Jharkhand left it till late but in the end qualified for the knockout stages of the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a six-wicket win over Jammu and Kashmir at the Bengal Cricket Academy ground here on Monday. View More..

Jharkhand qualify for Vijay Hazare Trophy knockout

    Updated On : Mar 06,2017   5:46 pm
Kalyani (West Bengal), March 6 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Jharkhand left it late but in the end qualified for the knockout stage of the Vijay Hazare Trophy with a six-wicket win over Jammu and Kashmir at the Bengal cricket academy ground here on Monday. View More..

Pune Supergiants acquire pacer Shardul Thakur for IPL 2017

    Updated On : Mar 06,2017   2:56 pm
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rising Pune Supergiants (RPSG) on Monday roped in Mumbai medium pacer Shardul Thakur for the forthcoming 10th edition of the cash-rich cricket league. View More..

Jharkhand coach blames wicket for Dhoni's below par show

    Updated On : Mar 03,2017   8:22 pm
Kolkata, March 3 (IANS) Jharkhand coach Rajiv Kumar on Friday blamed the Jadavpur University second campus wicket, saying skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni could not have done much as they succumbed to a 21-run loss to Hyderabad in a Group D Vijay Hazare cricket tie here. View More..

Pant helps Delhi outclass Tripura in Vijay Hazare Trophy (Roundup)

    Updated On : Mar 03,2017   7:28 pm
Cuttack, March 3 (IANS) Continuing his dominant form with the willow, Delhi skipper Rishabh Pant narrowly missed a century but that was more than enough to help his side outclass Tripura by 70 runs in a Group B match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy at the Barabati Stadium here on Friday. View More..

Big B has most desired qualities: Survey

    Updated On : Feb 28,2017   6:08 pm
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Amitabh Bachchan has emerged as a man with the most desired qualities, in a new survey. View More..