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.
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.
|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|
|Salary||3.5 million USD (2012)|
|Spouse||Sakshi Dhoni (m. 2010)|
|Parents||Devki Devi, Pan Singh|
|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|
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.
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