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

Jaipur traffic police apologises to Bumrah

    Updated On : Jun 24,2017   2:12 pm
Jaipur, June 24 (IANS) The Jaipur traffic police have apologised to Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah for making a mockery of his no-ball in the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan. View More..

India vs West Indies: First ODI abandoned

    Updated On : Jun 24,2017   1:52 am
Port of Spain, June 24 (IANS) The first One-Day International (ODI) match between India and West Indies here on Friday was called off due to incessant rain. View More..

West Indies to chase revised target of 194 vs India

    Updated On : Jun 24,2017   1:32 am
Port of Spain, June 24 (IANS) West Indies will have to chase a target of 194 runs in 26 overs as per Duckworth-Lewis method in the first One Day International cricket match after rain played a spoilsport in the Indian innings here on Friday. View More..

India clear favourites against inconsistent West Indies (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 22,2017   5:34 pm
Port of Spain, June 22 (IANS) Amid the off-field controversies over the exit of head coach Anil Kumble, ICC Champions Trophy runners-up India start as favourites in the first of the five-match ODI series against a lacklusture West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday. View More..

Role of Dhoni, Yuvraj come under scanner

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   6:28 pm
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The role of veterans Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh after the ICC Champions Trophy final defeat has come under intense scrutiny from former skipper Rahul Dravid and ex-pacer Ajit Agarkar, who have called for the inclusion of fresh legs in the team as it prepares for the 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales. View More..

Dravid bats for more responsibility to Kedar Jadhav

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   5:22 pm
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The massive loss to Pakistan in the just-concluded ICC Champions Trophy final has prompted former India skipper Rahul Dravid to call for experimenting with the playing XI when India land in the West Indies for a limited-overs tour, starting Friday. View More..

Agarkar peplexed over Dhoni, Yuvraj's batting positions

    Updated On : Jun 20,2017   4:44 pm
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar on Tuesday expressed his reservations at having veteran batsman Yuvraj Singh and former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the same playing XI as India prepare their squad for the 2019 ICC cricket World Cup, in England and Wales. View More..

Pakistan beat India to lift Champions Trophy

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   10:56 pm
London, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour defending champions India by 180 runs to win their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title here on Sunday. View More..

CT 2017: India vs Pakistan scoreboard

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   10:10 pm
London, June 18 (IANS) Following is the scorecard of the Champions Trophy final match between India and Pakistan at Kennington Oval here on Sunday. View More..

Pakistan beat India to lift Champions Trophy

    Updated On : Jun 18,2017   9:56 pm
London, June 18 (IANS) Pakistan dominated with both bat and ball to thrash a rather off-colour India by 180 runs and win the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 cricket tournament here on Sunday. View More..

Wounded Pakistan look to overcome India for final glory (Lead Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 17,2017   7:48 pm
London, June 17 (IANS) A wounded Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at The Oval here on Sunday. View More..

India-Pakistan Champions Trophy final should be a cracker (Column: Just Sport)

    Updated On : Jun 17,2017   4:50 pm
The shock defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka notwithstanding, India are still favourites to win the Champions Trophy whereas Pakistan, despite beating South Africa, Sri Lanka and England, do not seem to inspire the bookies. View More..

Wounded Pakistan look to overcome India for final glory (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 17,2017   3:12 pm
London, June 17 (IANS) A wounded Pakistan will be out for revenge while India will aim to maintain their dominance when the arch-rivals meet in the final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at The Oval here on Sunday. View More..

Pant, Kuldeep included for Windies tour; Rohit, Bumrah rested

    Updated On : Jun 15,2017   4:44 pm
Mumbai, June 15 (IANS) Promising wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant and left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav are the two new additions to the India side, replacing Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah for the limited overs tour to the West Indies later this month. View More..

Ganguly, Harbhajan wish Yuvraj on 300th ODI

    Updated On : Jun 15,2017   3:50 pm
Kolkata, June 15 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Thursday hoped Yuvraj Singh will play the 2019 World Cup before calling it a day ahead of his 300th One-day International (ODI) against Bangladesh in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final in Birmingham. View More..

CT 2017: India put Bangladesh in to bat

    Updated On : Jun 15,2017   2:46 pm
Birmingham, June 15 (IANS) Indian skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and asked Bangladesh to bat in the second semi-finals match of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament at Edgbaston Stadium here on Thursday. View More..

CT 2017: India aim to dominate Bangladesh in semis (Preview)

    Updated On : Jun 14,2017   3:36 pm
Birmingham, June 14 (IANS) Defending champions India will aim to live up to their tag of title contenders and dominate Bangladesh in the second semi-final of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament here on Thursday. View More..

Kohli tops ICC ODI batting chart, Dhawan in top-10

    Updated On : Jun 13,2017   5:00 pm
Dubai, June 13 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Tuesday reclaimed the top batting spot in the ICC One-day International (ODI) rankings surpassing his South African counterpart AB de Villiers and Australian David Warner. View More..

CT 2017: India vs South Africa scorecard

    Updated On : Jun 11,2017   9:58 pm
London, June 11 (IANS) Following is the scorecard of the Group B Champions Trophy match between India and South Africa here on Sunday: View More..

India overwhelm S. Africa to enter Champions Trophy semis

    Updated On : Jun 11,2017   9:48 pm
London, June 11 (IANS) Defending champions India here on Sunday rode on a superb display by their bowlers to thump South Africa by eight wickets and become the first team from Group B to enter the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy cricket tournament. View More..