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MS Dhoni

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
India, Asia XI, East Zone, India A, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, India Seniors, Rest of India, Chennai, Jharkhand, Pune
Roles played:
Skipper-Test | Ex Skipper-ODI,T20 | WicketKeeper
ICC Rank:
Batting:
14
Bowling:
0
Batting:
38
Bowling:
0
Home country:
India
Born:
July 07, 1981, Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand)

Profile

There are very few Indian players who can claim to rival Sachin Tendulkar’s popularity. MS Dhoni is certainly one of them. The wicketkeeper-batsman took India’s domestic cricket by storm using brute force. His ability to consistently hit the ball out of stadiums held the domestic circuit in thrall.


Dhoni lived up to his billing and didn’t take long to seal a place across all formats after making his ODI debut in 2004. For years, India craved for a wicket-keeper batsman who could beat the daylights out of opposition bowlers lower down the order, and Dhoni turned out to be that.


His legend grew to another level after he captained India to the trophy in the inaugural World T20 in 2007. In 2011, he led the team to another World Cup win, this time in the 50-overs format besides winning the Champions Trophy in 2013. He also captained the Test team to No.1 in the ICC rankings, a first for the Indian cricket team.


Dhoni retired from Tests in December 2014 and gave up captaincy of limited-overs teams in early 2017. In the twilight of his career, he still retains his power hitting and ability to finish off matches with composure of the highest order.


Fast Facts

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009
  • First wicket-keeper to have ever led India in Tests
  • Is the only captain to have won all three major ICC tournaments
  • He has the most number of World Cup wins on the trot (11), second only to Australia's Ricky Ponting
  • Recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Shri awards
  • In 2011, Time magazine included him in its list of '100 Most Influential People in the World'
  • In 2015, Forbes ranked him at 23rd in the list of highest paid athletes in the world
  • Led Chennai to two IPL trophies


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 90 144 4876 16 38.09 59.11 6 33 224
ODI 296 255 9496 70 51.32 88.69 10 64 183*
T20 77 67 1211 33 35.61 123.32 0 1 56
IPL 159 143 3561 49 37.88 136.75 0 17 70*
CLT20 24 23 449 8 29.93 141.19 0 1 63*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 90 7 96 67 0 0/1 / - 4.18 0 0 0 4
ODI 296 2 36 31 1 1/14 / 31.00 5.16 0 0 0 2
CLT20 24 1 12 25 0 0/25 / - 12.50 0 0 0 2
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 256 38 3
ODI 278 97 16
T20 43 23 7
IPL 76 30 18
CLT20 14 11 4
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 60 27 18 0 15 45
ODI 199 110 74 4 11 55.28
T20 72 41 28 1 2 56.94
IPL 143 83 59 0 1 58.04
CLT20 23 14 8 1 0 60.87

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2014
 
ODI:
2004-2017
 
T20:
2006-2017
 
IPL:
2008-2017
 
CLT20:
2010-2014
Test
Debut:
India Vs Sri Lanka at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai (Madras) - Dec 02, 2005
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Dec 26, 2014
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Bangladesh at MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong - Dec 23, 2004
Last played:
India Vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica - Jul 06, 2017
T20
Debut:
India Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Dec 01, 2006
Last played:
India Vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica - Jul 09, 2017
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Pune Vs Mumbai at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - May 21, 2017
CLT20
Debut:
Chennai Vs Central Stags at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 11, 2010
Last played:
Chennai Vs Kolkata at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Oct 04, 2014
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