MS Dhoni

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni January 2016 (cropped).jpg
Dhoni in 2016
Personal information
Full nameMahendra Singh Pansingh Dhoni
Born (1981-07-07) 7 July 1981 (age 40)
Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), India
NicknameMahi, Captain Cool, MSD, Thala[1]
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleWicket-keeper batsman
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
1999–2004Bihar cricket team
2008–2015Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 7)
2016–2017Rising Pune Supergiant
2018–Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 7)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I
Matches 90 350 98
Runs scored 4,876 10,773 1,617
Batting average 38.09 50.53 37.60
100s/50s 6/33 10/73 0/2
Top score 224 183* 56
Balls bowled 96 36
Wickets 0 1
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
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 9 July 2019

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (born 7 July 1981), commonly known as MS Dhoni and Mahi, is a cricket player and was the former captain of the Indian cricket team.[2] Dhoni is a right-handed batsman. He is known as the greatest captain of all time, having achieved more success than any other captain in the history of cricket.[3][4]

The Indian cricket team won the 2011 Cricket World Cup under his captainship. His Test cricket and One Day International records are the best among all Indian captains to date. He took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid in 2007 and led the team to its first ever inter-country ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Dhoni also holds the post of Vice-President of India Cements Ltd. after resigning from Air India. India Cements is the owner of the Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings, and Dhoni has been its captain since the first edition of IPL.[5][6]

Dhoni has also been given many awards, such as the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 (the first Indian player to achieve this), the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007 and the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, in 2009.

On 6 February 2015, Dhoni's daughter was born. He had played his 300th dhoni have more than 800 wins. He retired in 2020.

Playing style[change | change source]

MS Dhoni is a right-handed batsman and also plays the role of a wicket-keeper. He mostly plays shots in the back foot, that is, he plays shots shifting his body weight on the right leg. He has his own famous cricket shot, called the "Helicopter", that can pick balls and send them in the galleries for six runs.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sen, Rohan. "MS Dhoni pays tribute to CSK fans: Thala is a big nickname they have given me". India Today. Living Media. Archived from the original on 4 June 2020. Retrieved 5 May 2019.
  2. "MS Dhoni | India Cricket". ESPN Cricinfo.
  3. "Mahendra the magnificent: History to remember Captain Cool as the greatest finisher of ODI format". India Today.
  4. "India news: MS Dhoni is the best captain I have player under: Sachin Tendulkar". ESPN Cricinfo. 2011.
  5. "MS Dhoni joins BCCI boss' company as vice-president". 2 February 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-03-28. Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  6. "India Cements appoints Dhoni as Vice-President". 2 February 2013.
  7. "IPL 2013:Skills and Innovations: Helicopter shot". Archived from the original on 2013-12-06. Retrieved 2013-11-24.

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