MS Dhoni Profile, Career Info, Records & Stats

MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is commonly known as MS Dhoni who was born on 7 July 1981 Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand), India, and made his first-class cricket debut in Ranji Trophy for Bihar in the 1999-2000 season, and scored 68* in the second innings against Assam Cricket and he scored his maiden first-class cricket century against Bengal next season. Dhoni is middle order right-hand wicket-keeper batsman who represented India National Cricket Team in all formats of International Cricket and captained his team in limited overs, one day international and Tests match.

He is a powerful hitter, fastest men in running between the wickets, enjoy pressure games and for his explosive finishing style is nicknamed as “The Finisher”. Under MS Dhoni captaincy his team Chennai Super Kings, Indian Premier League franchise won three times the title in 2010, 2011 and 2018. In April 2019, he was named in India’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. India won the game, Dhoni’s knock shattered several International cricket records including the highest individual score in ODI cricket in the second innings.

He has been awarded the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel on November 1, 2011, by Indian Territorial Army, it became the second Indian cricketer after Kapil Dev.

Intl. Cricket Career

Dhoni holds a record of the most win as Indian Captain in Test, ODI and T20I and most consecutive wins by any Indian Captain in One Day International.  MS Dhoni is the first and only Indian Captain to win all ICC mega events including the 2007 T20 Cricket World Cup, 2011 Cricket World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy. Dhoni, as captain has the most number of Test, wins with 27 and most number of Test defeats with 15 as well.

Under MS Dhoni captaincy India whitewashed Australia in a Test series after 40 years in 2013. He became the first Indian captain to win all group stage matches during the 2015 Cricket World Cup. During October-November as Sri Lanka tour of India 2005, Dhoni scored 183 runs off 145 balls, while batting at no. 3, when India lost early Sachin Tendulkar, in chase of 299 runs.

Dhoni’s 183* against Sri Lanka in 2005 is the highest score by a wicket-keeper. He is the first wicket-keeper batsman to complete his 4000 test runs. Dhoni formed a partnership of 195 runs with Suresh Raina and scored 85 runs while chasing out 288 runs against Zimbabwe at Eden Park, this is the highest individual Indian Captain innings at NZ soil. He became the first Indian and 4th overall wicket-keeper to scored the fastest century, which he scored his maiden against Pakistan in Faisalabad.

MS Dhoni Career Stats

Match FormatTestODIT20First Class
Matches 9034198131
Runs Scored4,87610,5001,6177038
Batting Averages38.0950.7237.6036.84
Strike Rate59.1187.55126.13
Balls Bowled9636126
Bowling Averages31.00
5-Wickets Haul0
Best Bowling1/14
ICC Batting Rankings2158
ICC Bowling Rankings

MS Dhoni as Captain Career

Matches FormatMatchesWonLostDrawnTiedNo resultWin %
Test 6027181515  45%
ODI2001107455       1159.5%

Awards & Achievements

Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year      2011
ICC World ODI XI2006, 2008-to-2014 (captain in 2009, 2011-2014)
ICC World Test XI2009, 2010, 2013
Padma BhushanIndia’s third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India, 2018

MS Dhoni Profile 

Full NameMahendra Singh Dhoni
Date of Birth7 July 1981 Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand), India
Current Age37
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
NicknameMahi, Captain Cool, MSD, Thala
T-Shirt No.7
Playing RollWicket-keeper batsman
Batting StyleRight-handed
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium
Test Debut2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka (cap 51)
ODI Debut23 December 2004 v Bangladesh (cap 158)
T20 Debut1 December 2006 v South Africa (cap 2)
Last Test26 December 2014 v Australia
Last ODI8 March 2019 v Australia
Last T2027 February 2019 v Australia
Twitter @msdhoni
Instagram @mahi7781
Major TeamsIndia, Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Rising Pune Supergiants
Updated: 06/11/2019 — 5:04 pm