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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
Roles played:
Skipper-Test,ODI,T20 | WicketKeeper
ICC Rank:
Batting:
28
Bowling:
0
Batting:
6
Bowling:
0
Batting:
35
Bowling:
0
Home country:
India
Born:
July 07, 1981, Ranchi, Jharkhand

Profile

In the late 90’s and during Greg Chappell's coaching era, when heads were tumbling through the Indian team's turmoil, it seems all that Mahendra Singh Dhoni did was chalked out a plan on how things would change for better. When granted the opportunity to lead, he showed himself ready and emerged as the solution to most of India's problems, enough to finally fulfill expectations of a long-suffering crowd of supporters.

An Adam Gilchrist-inspired Dhoni was drafted in 2004 to solve India's wicketkeeper-batsman crisis following the failure of the Rahul Dravid experiment. His start was anything but legendary - getting out for a duck. It was his fifth outing at home against Pakistan in 2005, that a blistering 148 which set up India for a win, made everyone sit up and take notice. A mammoth 183 to chase a high Sri Lankan total later in the year reiterated his value. By the end of 2005, Dhoni donned the all-whites to earn a Test cap against Sri Lanka, holding both ODI and Test spots ever since. In the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 that followed, Dhoni was chosen to lead a young Indian side. Under his guidance, the team quickly turned disappointment to joy by lifting the coveted trophy, to the surprise of both fans and detractors. His ability to excel in leadership was quickly recognized and within a year, he was appointed Indian skipper in all forms of the game.

Under Dhoni's captaincy, India posted successful Test series victories home and away against England (2008), New Zealand (2009) and Sri Lanka (2009). Throughout his first five years as a Test player, India had lost only two away series, a record which helped them top the Test rankings. The biggest accomplishment of his career came in 2011 when he powered Team India to a remarkable World Cup victory with his extraordinary leadership skills that proved his worth as a successful captain. It was after 28 long years that India won the Cup, thanks to a bunch of hardworking and enthusiastic cricketers led by a young and exceptionally astute skipper. He played a captain's innings in the final against Sri Lanka, where his brilliant knock of 91 runs sealed the most memorable victory for his team and his country. He may have won the Man of the Match award in that ultimate encounter, but for a cricket-crazy nation, MS Dhoni will forever be the man who fulfilled a billion Indian dreams.


Fast Facts

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009.
  • He became the first wicket-keeper to have ever led India in Tests.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 83 130 4459 15 38.77 60.07 6 29 224
ODI 243 214 8046 63 53.28 89.24 9 54 183*
T20 49 44 822 19 32.88 115.44 0 0 48*
IPL 96 84 2243 25 38.01 141.15 0 13 70*
CLT20 19 18 356 6 29.66 133.83 0 1 63*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 83 7 96 67 0 0/1 / - 4.18 0 0 0 4
ODI 243 2 36 31 1 1/14 / 31.00 5.16 0 0 0 2
CLT20 19 1 12 25 0 0/25 / - 12.50 0 0 0 2
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 226 37 3
ODI 224 80 14
T20 25 11 4
IPL 47 19 12
CLT20 12 9 2
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 53 26 14 0 13 49.06
ODI 159 88 57 4 10 55.35
T20 48 26 20 1 1 54.17
IPL 96 58 37 0 1 60.42
CLT20 18 10 7 1 0 55.56

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2014
 
ODI:
2004-2014
 
T20:
2006-2014
 
IPL:
2008-2013
 
CLT20:
2010-2013
Test
Debut:
India Vs Sri Lanka at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai (Madras) - Dec 02, 2005
Last played:
India Vs New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Feb 14, 2014
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Bangladesh at Chittagong Stadium (MA Aziz Stadium), Chittagong - Dec 23, 2004
Last played:
India Vs New Zealand at Westpac Stadium, Wellington - Jan 31, 2014
T20
Debut:
India Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Dec 01, 2006
Last played:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur - Apr 06, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Chennai Vs Mumbai at Eden Gardens, Kolkata - May 26, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Chennai Vs Central Stags at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 11, 2010
Last played:
Chennai Vs Rajasthan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Oct 04, 2013
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