About MS Dhoni

FULL NAMEMahendra Singh Dhoni
BORNJuly 7, 1981
HEIGHT5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
ROLEWicket-keeper Batsman, Right-handed Batsman, Right-arm medium Bowler
RELATION(S)Sakshi Singh Rawat (Spouse), Ziva Dhoni (Daughter), Pan Singh (Father), Jayanti Gupta (Sister), Narendra Singh Dhoni (Brother)

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni or as he is commonly known as MS Dhoni is a former Indian cricketer who represents India on the International stage. On the domestic level, Dhoni plays first-class cricket for Jharkhand.

Dhoni used to captain the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He has led India to 2007 ICC World Twenty20 victory, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cup victories, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup victory and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy victory. He is also the present captain of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

Dhoni is wicket-keeper batsman and bats in the middle order. Dhoni is one of the few cricketers with more than 10,000 runs in ODIs. Experts deem Dhoni to be one of the best “finishers” in limited-overs formats in World Cricket. Many also regarded him as one of the best wicket-keepers in modern limited-overs international cricket.

International Records

Test cricket

  • Led India to #1. Test cricket rankings for the first time, in 2009.
  • Most successful Indian Test captain with 27 Test wins.
  • Most overseas Test defeats by an Indian captain – 15.
  • First Indian wicket-keeper to complete 4,000 Test runs.
  • Third highest score by an Indian captain – 224 against Australia in Chennai.
  • Fastest century scored by an Indian wicket-keeper, and fourth overall – 148 v Pak
  • 50 sixes by an Indian captain.
  • Most dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers – 294
  • Most stumpings by any wicket-keeper in a Test career – 38
  • Most dismissals in an innings by an Indian Wicket Keeper – 6 tied with Syed Kirmani

ODI cricket

  • Third captain (and the first non-Australian) overall to win 100 games.
  • Fourth Indian to reach 10,000 ODI runs.
  • First player to pass 10,000 runs in ODI cricket with having a career average of over 50.
  • Dhoni has the fifth highest batting average (51.09) with more than 5,000 runs
  • Most career runs in ODI history when batting at number 6 position – 4031
  • Only player to score more than one hundred in ODI cricket when batting at number 7 position or lower – 2
  • Most not outs in ODIs – 82
  • First Indian and fifth overall to hit 200 sixes in ODIs.
  • Highest score by a wicket-keeper in ODIs – 183* vs SL
  • India’s highest eighth wicket partnership in ODIs – 100 runs not out, Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
  • Most unbeaten innings and highest average in successful ODI run-chases.
  • Played the most matches in ODI history as captain who has also served as a wicket-keeper – 200
  • Most dismissals in an innings by an Indian Wicket Keeper – 6
  • Most dismissals in a career by an Indian Wicket Keeper career – 432
  • Most stumpings by any wicket-keeper in an ODI career – 120
  • First Indian wicket-keeper to take 300 ODI catches and fourth wicket-keeper in the world to achieve the feat.

T20I Cricket

  1. Most wins in T20Is as captain – 41
  2. Most matches as captain in T20Is – 72
  3. Most matches in T20I history as both captain and wicket-keeper – 72
  4. Most consecutive T20I innings without a duck – 84
  5. Dhoni holds the record for playing the most T20I innings – 76 and scored the most runs – 1,153 before scoring a fifty.
  6. Most dismissals as wicket-keeper in T20Is – 87
  7. Most catches as wicket-keeper in T20Is – 54
  8. Most stumpings as wicket-keeper in T20Is – 33
  9. Most catches as wicketkeeper in a T20I inning – 5

International records (combined ODI, Test and T20I)

  1. Most international matches as captain – 332
  2. Dhoni is the first, and so far only, wicket-keeper to effect 150 stumping dismissals across the three forms of the game. His current total of stumpings in internationals stands at 161.