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

Cook delays Buttler service but Dhoni's problems abound
England's attempt to increase the scoring rate acquired a serious tone only when Buttler came in to bat after 135 overs. Only Cook will know why Buttler was not pressed into service earlier than at 420 for five.|28 Jul 2014, 11:30
The Ravindra Jadeja question
India's preferred spinner in England has managed five wickets so far, at an alarming strike-rate of 158.2.|28 Jul 2014, 11:00
Indian attack needs to show more teeth on day two
If India are to get back in the game before it's too late, MS Dhoni will need to attack more and use his resources intelligently.|28 Jul 2014, 11:16
Skipper Cook delighted to get back among runs
Cook fell short of what would have been his first Test century in over a year by five runs.
AFP|28 Jul 2014, 08:40
Did Dhoni miss Aaron or Ashwin on Day 1 in Southampton?
In Ishant Sharma's absence with an ankle injury, Dhoni should have gone in with someone who could intimidate England and that would have been Varun Aaron.|28 Jul 2014, 12:02
Inconsistent India forced to play catch up
After dominating at Trent Bridge and Lord's, India encountered their toughest day of the summer in Southampton, where just two wickets fell and 247 runs were scored by England.|27 Jul 2014, 11:54
Pietersen shadow clouds England's thinking
Skipper Alastair Cook, especially, and the team itself cannot seem to avoid the mention of Pietersen.|27 Jul 2014, 12:28
Dhoni very hurt by ICC fine on Jadeja
The ICC fined Jadeja 50 percent of his match fee but Dhoni said he wants the decision to be appealed.
AP|26 Jul 2014, 08:19
Cook shrugs off Pietersen quit call
KP had said Cook was only still in the job because it would be "yet another PR disaster" for the ECB to sack him now.
AFP|26 Jul 2014, 08:03

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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