MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (/məˈhndrə ˈsɪŋ dhæˈnɪ/ (listen); born 7 July 1981), commonly known as MS Dhoni, is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2017, and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He is also the current captain of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, the most by any captain. He also led India to victory in the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cup. Additionally, under his leadership, India won the 2010 and 2011 ICC Test Mace and 2013 ICC ODI Championship. Dhoni is a right-handed wicket-keeper batsman known for his calm captaincy and his ability to finish matches in tight situations. Mahi scored 17,266 runs in International Cricket (including 10,000 plus runs in ODI Internationals) and is considered one of the best finishers in the game. He is also one of the greatest wicket-keepers and captains in the history of cricket.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni in 2011
Personal information
Full name
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Born (1981-07-07) 7 July 1981 (age 41)
Ranchi, Bihar (present-day Jharkhand), India
NicknameMahi, Thala Dhoni
Height1.75[1] m (5 ft 9 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleWicket-keeper batsman
Sakshi Dhoni
(m. 2010)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 251)2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka
Last Test26 December 2014 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 158)23 December 2004 v Bangladesh
Last ODI9 July 2019 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no.7
T20I debut (cap 2)1 December 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I27 February 2019 v Australia
T20I shirt no.7
Domestic team information
1999/00–2003/04Bihar cricket team
2008–2015Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 7)
2016–2017Rising Pune Supergiant (squad no. 7)
2018–presentChennai Super Kings (squad no. 7)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I T20
Matches 90 350 98 361
Runs scored 4,876 10,773 1,617 7,167
Batting average 38.09 50.53 37.60 38.12
100s/50s 6/33 10/73 0/2 0/28
Top score 224 183* 56 84*
Balls bowled 96 36 12
Wickets 0 1 0
Bowling average 31.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/14
Catches/stumpings 256/38 321/123 57/34 207/84
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 16 March 2023

In Indian domestic cricket he played for Bihar and then for Jharkhand Cricket team. He is the captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League. He captained the side to championships in the 2010, 2011, 2018 and 2021 editions of IPL league. He also scored 4,978 runs in IPL. Also under his captaincy Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Won Champions League T20 two times, in 2010 and 2014.

Dhoni made his ODI debut on 23 December 2004, against Bangladesh in Chittagong,[2] and played his first Test a year later against Sri Lanka.[3] He played his first T20I also a year later against South Africa.[4] In 2007, he took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid and he also selected as T20I captain of India in this year.[5] In 2008, he was selected as Test captain.[6] His captaincy record in Tests format was mixed, successfully leading India to a series win against New Zealand in 2008 and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (home series in 2010 and 2013) against Australia while losing to Sri Lanka, Australia, England, and South Africa by big margins in away conditions.[7]

He announced his retirement from Tests on 30 December 2014,[8] and stepped down as captain of T20Is and ODIs in 2017. On 15 August 2020, Dhoni retired from all formats of international cricket and continues to play in the IPL.[9][10]

Dhoni received India's highest sports honour, the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award in 2008 for his outstanding achievements and the Government of India honoured him India's fourth civilian award Padma Shri in 2009 and third civilian award Padma Bhushan in 2018. He is the only cricket captain in the world to win all three of the Cricket World Cup, ICC Men's T20 World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy.

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