MS Dhoni

Right Handed Batsman
July 7, 1981 ,Ranchi, Jharkhand
Current age:
33 years 1 months
Major teams:
India ,Chennai Super Kings
Playing role:
Wicket Keeper
Test Debut:
December 2, 2005 v Sri Lanka
ODI Debut:
December 23, 2004 v Bangladesh
T20 Debut:
December 1, 2006 v South Africa

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni News

Dhoni's captaincy 'not up to Test standard', says Brearley
Brearley said India have been a disappointment in the Test series even though their bowling has throughout been energetic and often skillful.
20 Aug 2014, 07:13
Shastri: I need to find out what went wrong
For someone who started his Test career batting at No. 10 and became one of India's most successful openers, life has been a challenge for Ravi Shastri.
TNN|20 Aug 2014, 02:27
Don't write India off yet
India have crashed to a morale-shattering loss in England and deserves criticism, but let us keep our hopes alive.|20 Aug 2014, 09:59
Gavaskar backs Dhoni, gives thumbs up to Shastri move
Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar has not only backed under-fire skipper MS Dhoni but also given a thumbs up to BCCI's move of appointing Ravi Shastri as the Team Director.
PTI|19 Aug 2014, 08:48
Ganguly exclusive: Dhoni must reinvent to survive
India captain MS Dhoni's tactics at times has lacked imagination and he needs to reinvent himself, writes former captain and's guest editor Sourav Ganguly.|19 Aug 2014, 07:49
Was England debacle just worth a pretty Penney?
BCCI cracked the whip on Trevor Penney and Joe Dawes after the England Tests, but what of Fletcher?|19 Aug 2014, 05:53
Indian players' report cards after England debacle
Gocricket analyses how each Indian player fared in the five-Test series against England.|19 Aug 2014, 05:48
Fletcher may leave before WI series: BCCI official
With Ravi Shastri being appointed as the Director of the Indian cricket team, the days of current chief coach Duncan Fletcher seems to be numbered.
PTI|19 Aug 2014, 04:15
Ravi Shastri to be in charge of Indian team for England ODIs
Ravi Shastri has been appointed as director of cricket for the upcoming ODI series.|19 Aug 2014, 12:11

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Bio

His bustling confidence, youthful energy, growing maturity and happening presence have won the down-to-earth Indian captain a number of accolades besides Tests and one-day internationals, including the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 and the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011. MS Dhoni has earned plaudits for having emerged from the so-called back of beyond and displaying an uncommon ability to stay calm even in times of stress. Nothing seems to shake his self-belief and that is the best thing about him.

Dhoni realised very early that leading India would rate as one of the most challenging jobs in world cricket. It will be fair to say that captaincy has sat well on his shoulders as he picked a leaf out of Sourav Ganguly’s school of leadership and evolved his own ways of backing his team-mates and yet demanded optimum efforts from each one of them. To be sure, his captaincy has come under a cloud during the ICC World Twenty20 in England and when the team lost eight Tests in England and Australia. He brings a native sense of humour that helps him in the teeth of the storms and the stresses that go with the job.

He not only is India’s most successful captain but also wicketkeeper-batsman, leading both the run tally and the number of victims in all formats. His batting is based on startling reflexes and wrists of supple steel that defy coaching-book proprieties. In limited-over cricket, Dhoni has borne the cross of marshalling the resources in the latter half of the innings in one-day cricket, showcasing his mature approach to keeping India's innings together.

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