Real NameMahendra Singh Dhoni
NicknamesMSD, MS, Mahi, Thala, Captain Cool
Date of Birth7 July 1981 (age 34)
Birth PlaceRanchi, Jharkhand, India
Family MembersFather: Pan Singh
Brother: Narendra Singh
Sister: Jayanti Gupta
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
SchoolDAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand
CollegeRanchi's St. Xaviers College (Not complete his graduation.)
ProfessionInternational Cricketer (Plays for India)
RoleIndia ODI Captain, Wicket Keeper
Batting StyleRight Hand Batsman
Bowling StyleRight Arm Medium Fast
Major TeamsIndian National Cricket Team, Asia XI, East Zone, India A, India Blue, Indian Board President's XI, Rest of India, Jharkhand, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) (2008 - Present)
Jersey NumberIndian National Cricket Team (#7), Chennai Super Kings (#7)
CoachChanchal Bhattacharya
Favourite shotsHelicopter Shot
HobbiesListening Music, Ghazals and Songs by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar, Loves to Ride Bikes, Enjoys Playing Badminton and Football
SalaryRs 1 crore per annum (Retainership Fees)
Rs 2 lakh (per T20 match)
Rs 4 lakh (per one day match)
Rs 7 lakh (per test match)
Price in IPL Rs. 1,250,00,000 (US$2.0 Million)

Batting and Fielding Ratings


M: Matches, I: Innings, NO: Not Outs, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, BF: Balls Faced, SR: Strike Rate, 100: No. of 100’s, 50: No. of 50’s, 4s: No. of 4’s, 6s: No. of 6’s, CT: Catches Taken, St: Stumpings

Bowling Ratings


M: Matches, I: Innings, Wkts: Wickets, BBI: Best Bowling in an Inning, BBM: Best Bowling in a Match, Avg: Average, Eco: Economy, SR: Strike Rate, 4w: 4 Wickets Taken, 5w: 5 Wickets Taken, 10w: 10 Wickets Taken

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Under Dhoni’s Captaincy
  • India won inaugural T20 world cup in 2007.
  • History was re written on 2nd April 2011 as India became world champion after 28 Years.
  • India has won maximum number of matches in all 3 formats.
  • India won 3 ICC Trophies (World T20, World Cup and Champions Trophy)
  • In December 2009, ICC Test rankings, India achieved No 1 position.

As a Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni has highest number of dismissal in all 3 formats.


International Debut

Dec 23, 2004 Bangladesh Vs India at MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Test Debut

Dec 2-6, 2005 India Vs Sri Lanka at Played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai, India

ODI Debut

Dec 23, 2004 Bangladesh Vs India at MA Aziz Stadium, Chittagong, Bangladesh

T20 Debut

Dec 01, 2006 South Africa Vs India at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa

IPL Debut

May 01, 2008 Vs KXIP (Chennai Super Kings Vs Kings XI Punjab) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, India


Mahindra Singh Dhoni, the highly acclaimed and most popular cricketer in India. He comes from the mining state of Jharkhand, possess exceptional batting and wicket keeping skills, and a unique style of captaincy that distinguishes him from his counterparts and previous Indian captains.

India has been victorious in all the three formats of the game under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. India is able to grab the top position in the Test rankings for 18 months since December 2009, the World T20 2007 and World Cup 2011 glorious victory are under his belt. Dhoni has scored 9 blistering centuries in his ODI career mostly scored on his home ground.

MS Dhoni holds the record of being the only captain in the ODIs to score a century while batting at number 7. He made this record against Pakistan in December 2012. Dhoni is also recognized as the fourth fastest batsman to complete the 8000 runs in the One Day Internationals during the final ODI against New Zealand. In Test cricket, MS Dhoni scored 6 centuries, 5 out of them were scored on home ground. As a wicket keeper, Dhoni holds the record of 8 dismissals which includes 7 catches and 1 stumping by an Indian wicket-keeper in a Test match.

Dhoni holds the world record for 12 stumping in test wins as a captain. On such tremendous achievements, he gained the title of ODI Player of the Year consecutively in 2008 and 2009. He was named as the official member of the World ODI XI in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.

He has surpassed Sachin Tendulkar as the highest-earning Indian sportsman. MS Dhoni is now the dream of every advertiser and a poster boy for modern India, but off the field, he has hardly ever courted publicity.


Updated on 10-10-2016