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

Mithali's girls have given women's sport a big fillip (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   5:36 pm
Whether they win the World Cup on Sunday or not, Mithali Rajs dashing girls have done enough to give womens sport in the country a shot in the arm. View More..

Avoid bowling spin to Harmanpreet, Hussain advises English eves

    Updated On : Jul 22,2017   3:54 pm
London, July 22 (IANS) On the eve of Sunday's ICC Women's World Cup final at Lord's here against India, former England men's team skipper Nasser Hussain advised the hosts not to employ spinners against all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur, who smacked a 115-ball unbeaten 171 against Australia to help the women-in-blue reach the summit clash. View More..

Shastri, Dravid and Zaheer know how to get along (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   5:58 pm
Ever since the glorified designation of chief national coach came into Indian cricket's lexicon, speculation and controversy have stayed closely associated with the high profile appointment. View More..

Ranatunga demands probe into Sri Lanka's 2011 World Cup final loss

    Updated On : Jul 14,2017   3:36 pm
Colombo, July 14 (IANS) Sri Lanka's World Cup winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has alleged that the 2011 ICC World Cup final between India and Sri Lanka hosted in Mumbai was fixed and demanded a probe into the matter. View More..

Angad Bedi inspired by M.S. Dhoni

    Updated On : Jul 10,2017   5:46 pm
Mumbai, July 10 (IANS) Actor Angad Bedi, who features in "Inside Edge" -- a web series with the backdrop of a cricket tournament -- says he is inspired by Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. View More..

Assertive Kohli needs influential coach to back him (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Jul 08,2017   5:52 pm
Virat Kohli has entered a phase in his cricketing life where he has started asserting himself as captain both on and off the field. View More..

India aim to dominate W.Indies in one-off T20I (Preview)

    Updated On : Jul 08,2017   4:10 pm
Kingston (Jamaica), July 8 (IANS) Riding high after clinching the One-Day International (ODI) series, the Indian team will look to repeat their performance against West Indies in the one-off Twenty20 International (T20I) at Sabina Park here on Sunday. View More..

Can't wait to experience zero gravity: Sushant Singh Rajput

    Updated On : Jul 08,2017   2:00 pm
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who will head to a NASA centre in the US to prepare for his next film -- a space adventure titled "Chanda Mama Door Ke" -- says he is looking forward to experience zero gravity and explore Newton's Laws of Motion, something he learnt as a student. View More..

You don't need to tell Dhoni how to play: Kohli

    Updated On : Jul 07,2017   5:10 pm
Kingston (Jamaica), July 7 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli has backed veteran wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni who attracted sharp criticism for his slow innings in the fourth One Day International (ODI) match against the West Indies which India lost by 11 runs. View More..

Dhoni still good enough to play 2019 World Cup, feels childhood coach

    Updated On : Jul 07,2017   5:08 pm
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) On Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 36th birthday, childhood coach Chanchal Bhattacharya on Friday said the former India captain is still good enough to play in the 2019 cricket World Cup. View More..

Dhoni still good enough to play 2019 World Cup, feels childhood coach

    Updated On : Jul 07,2017   4:02 pm
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) On the eve of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 36th birthday, his childhood coach Chanchal Bhattacharya on Friday said the former India captain is still good enough to play in the 2019 World Cup. View More..

West Indies win toss, elect to bat

    Updated On : Jul 06,2017   7:28 pm
Kingston (Jamaica), July 6 (IANS) Hosts West Indies won the toss and elected to bat in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) against India at Sabina Park here on Thursday. View More..

5th ODI: Wounded India face upbeat West Indies (Preview)

    Updated On : Jul 05,2017   3:24 pm
Kingston (Jamaica), July 5 (IANS) Smarting from the defeat in the previous match, India will be eager for revenge and finish the series with a victory when they take on West Indies in their fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) here on Thursday. View More..

People finding 'raabta' in us: Kriti on bond with Sushant

    Updated On : Jul 04,2017   11:14 pm
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) After their crackling chemistry in "Raabta", Sushant Singh Rajput and Kriti Sanon have shot for an ad film and are set to perform together at the upcoming IIFA celebrations. The actress says people seem to be finding a "connection" between them. View More..

Holder stars as West Indies beat India in 4th ODI (Roundup)

    Updated On : Jul 03,2017   6:28 pm
North Sound (Antigua), July 3 (IANS) Skipper Jason Holder took five wickets as the West Indies defeated India by 11 runs in the fourth One-Day International cricket match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here. View More..

Kohli praises West Indies bowling after India loss

    Updated On : Jul 03,2017   3:58 pm
North Sound (Antigua), July 3 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli praised the West Indies bowlers after his side suffered an 11-run defeat in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here. View More..

Holder stars as West Indies beat India by 11 runs in 4th ODI

    Updated On : Jul 03,2017   3:32 am
North Sound (Antigua), July 3 (IANS) Skipper Jason Holder took five wickets as West Indies defeated India by 11 runs in the fourth One Day International cricket match at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

West Indies win toss, elect to bat

    Updated On : Jul 02,2017   6:20 pm
North Sound (Antigua), July 2 (IANS) The West Indies won the toss and elected to bat in the fourth One Day International (ODI) against India at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

Fourth ODI: India eye series win against off-colour Windies (Preview)

    Updated On : Jul 01,2017   7:40 pm
North Sound (Antigua), July 1 (IANS) India will aim to grab an unassailable 3-0 lead when they take on West Indies in the fourth match of the ongoing five-ODI series at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Sunday. View More..

India beat West Indies by 93 runs in 3rd ODI

    Updated On : Jul 01,2017   3:04 am
North Sound (Antigua), July 1 (IANS) Combined efforts helped India beat West Indies by 93 runs in the third One Day International cricket match here. View More..