MS Dhoni

Right Handed Batsman
July 7, 1981 ,Ranchi, Jharkhand
Current age:
33 years 0 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

Skipper Dhoni must continue to tread the positive path
India can lift themselves to a new level if they stay focused, sustain their intensity and remain competitive.|24 Jul 2014, 06:40
Saqlain Mushtaq: India should play Ashwin in third Test
Former Pakistan spin bowling great Saqlain Mushtaq has joined the chorus for the inclusion Ravichandran Ashwin in India's playing XI.
PTI|24 Jul 2014, 06:26
KKR to take on CSK in first match of 2014 CLT20
KKR will take on CSK in the opening game of the 2014 Champions League T20.|24 Jul 2014, 01:28
Forbes rates Dhoni as fifth most financially valuable athlete
Indian skipper MS Dhoni is the fifth most financially valuable athlete on earth, according to Forbes.
ANI|24 Jul 2014, 11:40
Engineer: Dhoni's ploy of standing back to Jadeja baffling
India's former wicketkeeper Farokh Engineer said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a far better asset behind the stumps than what he showed at Lord's.
PTI|24 Jul 2014, 12:00
Ganguly exclusive: Bhuvneshwar's attitude gets Indian team going's guest editor Sourav Ganguly says India were never behind England in all five days of the Lord's Test.|22 Jul 2014, 06:30
Steve Waugh: India will challenge Australia Down Under
The former Australian captain said having watched India from close quarters at Lord's, this Indian team could challenge Australia later this year.
TNN|22 Jul 2014, 11:13
Lord's Test: India end overseas drought, Ishant scales new peaks
India sealed their first overseas Test win in three years and after 14 Tests. Ishant Sharma came up with the best performance by an Indian bowler on English soil.|22 Jul 2014, 12:53
What they tweeted after India’s Lord’s win
After India’s historic win in the Lord’s Test, twitter was abuzz with ex-players, celebrities and fans expressing their reactions.|22 Jul 2014, 12:38

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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