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Personal information Full name Born Nickname Height Batting style Bowling style Role Mahendra Singh Dhoni 7 July 1981 (age 31) Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), India Mahi 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Right-hand batsman Right-hand medium Wicket-keeper, India captain International information National side Test debut (cap 251) Last Test ODI debut (cap 158) Last ODI T20I debut (cap 2) Last T20I India 2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka 13 January 2012 v Australia 23 December 2004 v Bangladesh 4 August 2012 v Sri Lanka 1 December 2006 v South Africa 7 August 2012 v Sri Lanka

Years 1999/00–2004/05 2004/05-present 2008–present

Domestic team information Team Bihar Jharkhand Chennai Super Kings Career statistics

Competition Matches Runs scored Batting average 100s/50s Top score Balls bowled Wickets Bowling average 5 wickets in innings 10 wickets in match Best bowling Catches/stumpings

Test 67 3,509 37.32 5/24 148 78 0 – – – – 192/28

ODI 211 6,908 51.17 7/46 183* 12 1 14.00 – – 1/14 199/66

FC 108 5,671 36.12 8/38 148 108 0 – – – – 300/47

T20Is 32 565 29.73 0/0 48* – – – – – – 15/5

Source: Cricinfo, 7 August 2012

Mahendra Singh Dhoni pronunciation (help·info) (born 7 July 1981) is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings cricket team. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh, and a year later played his first Test, this time against Sri Lanka. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, CB Series of 2007–08, the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2008 and 2010 against Australia 2–0, Asia cup 2010 and 2011 World Cup. His Test, ODI record is best among all the Indian captains to date. He also captained Chennai Super Kings to victory in the recent 2011 IPL and in the Champions League. He is now captain of India in all three forms of the game and also led the team to their first ever bilateral ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Under Dhoni's captaincy India became the first team after a gap of more than 20 years to whitewash Australia in a Test series. Dhoni also led the Indian team to the number one position in ICC rankings in Test cricket for the first time. Dhoni has also been the

1 Batting Stats in IPL and Champions League Twenty20 5 ODI career 6 Test career 7 Captain of India o 7.[6] Contents               1 Early life and background 2 Personal life 3 Playing style 4 Domestic career o 4.6 Test records 9 Captaincy Record 10 Honorary Awards and Appreciations 11 Match Ban 12 Endorsements 13 Notes 14 External links . the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and the Padma Shri.1 ODI Cricket o 8.5 million according to Forbes.3 Record in international cricket o 8.1 Two-match ban o 7. In the final of the 2011 Cricket World Cup. Dhoni’s total earnings are estimated to be USD 26.4.4 Man of the Series Awards o 8.4 Indian Premier League  4. Thus he has became the richest Indian sportsman surpassing Sachin Tendulkar. For his outstanding batting in the final.2 Bihar team o 4.5 Test cricket o 8.2 ODI records o 8.[5] SportsPro has rated MS Dhoni as the 16th most remarkable athlete in the world.3 India A team o 4.2 World Cup 8 Cricket performance o 8. he was awarded as the man of the match.1 Junior cricket o 4. The TIME magazine added him in its "Time 100" list of 100 most influential people of 2011.recipient of many awards including the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 (the first Indian player to achieve this feat).[2][3][4] He was named as the captain of ICC World Test and ICC ODI teams for 2009. he hit 91 not out of just 79 balls to lead India to victory. In 2009 Dhoni topped the list of world’s top 10 earning cricketers compiled by Forbes[1] and he has been ranked as 31st richest sportsman in the world according to the Forbes Highest Paid Athletes for the year 2012. India's fourth highest civilian honour in 2009.

Early life and background Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born in Ranchi. he was picked for the 1997/98 season Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship and he performed well. But he also had a mischievous side to his personality. Dhoni has a sister Jayanti and a brother Narendra. Dhoni's wife . while staying at the railway quarters. under South Eastern Railway in Midnapore (W).[13][14][15] Personal life Sakshi Singh Rawat. His colleagues remember him as a very honest.[12] MS Dhoni was a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station from 2001 to 2003. Dhoni impressed with his wicketkeeping skills and became the regular wicketkeeper at the Commando cricket club (1995–1998).[8] His paternal village Lvali is in the Lamgarha block of the Almora District of Uttarakhand. Ranchi) Ranchi. Dhoni's parents.[9] Dhoni is a fan of Adam Gilchrist. Jharkhand where he initially excelled in badminton and football and was selected at district and club level in these sports.[10][11] Dhoni studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir. Though he had not played cricket. Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football team and was sent to play cricket for a local cricket club by his football coach. moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi where Pan Singh worked in junior management positions in MECON. straightforward employee of the Indian Railways. [9] Dhoni focused on cricket after his 10th standard. a district in West Bengal. Once. Based on his performance at club cricket. The night guards were fooled into believing that there were ghosts moving around in the complex. Dhoni and a couple of his friends covered themselves in white bedsheets and walked around in the complex late in the night.[7] and he identifies as being a Rajput. and his childhood idols were cricket teammate Sachin Tendulkar.Shreya Ghoshal is his current favourite singer. Bihar (now in Jharkhand). The story made big news on the next day. Shyamali.(now the school is known as JVM. Shyamli. He said this in front a press conference with Pune Mirror. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata Mangeshkar.

their family shifted to their native place. Dhoni's success in the limited overs format secured him a place in the Test team. Dhoni is one of the number of wicket-keepers who have come through the ranks of junior and India A cricket teams to represent the national team – Parthiv Patel. a native of Dehradun. He has a very fast hand speed through the ball which often results in the ball racing across the ground. 1 batsman in the ICC ODI ratings. At the time of their marriage.[20] Only nine players have captained ten or more Tests while playing as a wicket-keeper. he broke his own record as well as set the current world record for the highest score in the second innings in ODI matches as he scored 183* against Sri Lanka. Ajay Ratra and Dinesh Karthik also followed this route.[21] . Dhoni. Later in the year. referred to as 'Mahi' by his friends. For the tour of England. Kolkata. From this initial stance his feet do not show much movement which sometimes results in chasing balls while not coming to the pitch of the ball or to some deliveries catching the inside edge. was quick to inform the media that the wedding was planned for months and was not a spur of the moment decision. away bilateral series against West Indies and South Africa. Uttarakhand. 15 ahead of Gerry Alexander in second place.Dhoni married Sakshi Singh Rawat on 4 July 2010. A return to form in the home series against West Indies and Sri Lanka in early 2007 proved to be an inaccurate indicator of Dhoni's form as India crashed out of the first round in the 2007 Cricket World Cup.[9] Dhoni's form dipped through 2006 as India lost matches at the ICC Champions trophy. Dhoni won the Man of the series award in the bilateral ODI tournament against Bangladesh. Dhoni scored 148 against Pakistan in his fifth ODI match in 2005 – then the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper. After the World Cup. The wedding stumped the media and the fans as it took place only a day after the couple got engaged. Dhoni leads the field with 33 Tests as captain. Dhoni was out for a duck in both India's losses. debuted in the Bihar cricket team during the 1998/99 cricket season and was selected to represent India-A for a tour to Kenya in 2004.[18] Playing style Dhoni is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. After the retirement of Sakshi’s father from tea gardens. Dhoni was named the ODI team vice-captain. Sakshi Dhoni. Dehradun. Consistent performances in ODI cricket through the end of the 2005/06 season saw Dhoni briefly ranked as the No.[16][17] Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu. DLF Cup.[19] Dhoni tends to play mostly from the back foot with a pronounced bottom hand grip. she was studying Hotel Management and was working as a trainee at the Taj Bengal. Along with Gautam Gambhir. a close friend of Dhoni. Dhoni made multiple centuries against the Pakistan-A team in a tri-nation series and was selected in the Indian national team later in that year.

Dhoni scored his maiden first-class century against Bengal in the 2000/01 season in a losing cause. In the Duleep Trophy finals.[30] India A team He was recognised for his efforts in the 2003/04 season.[24] Dhoni finished the season with 283 runs in 5 matches.[23] MS Dhoni made it to the East Zone U19 squad for the CK Nayudu trophy but scored only 97 runs in four matches as East Zone lost all four matches and finished last in the tournament. and sent a report to the National Cricket Academy.[27] Dhoni's performance for the 2002/03 season in the Ranji Trophy included three half centuries in the Ranji Trophy and a couple of half-centuries in the Deodhar Trophy competition as he started winning recognition for his lower-order run contribution as well as hard hitting batting style.Domestic career Junior cricket Dhoni was included in the Bihar U-19 squad for the 1998/99 season and scored 176 runs in 5 matches (7 innings) as the team finished fourth in the group of six and did not make it to the quarter finals. captain of Bengal in the 1960s.[28] He scored a fighting half century in the second innings in a losing cause. He was part of the East Zone squad that won the Deodhar Trophy for the year and contributed with 244 runs in 4 matches.[25] Apart from the century. 5 fifties. Dhoni was picked over International cricketer Deep Dasgupta to represent East zone. Bihar's efforts were dwarfed by Punjab U-19's 839 with Dhoni's future national squad teammate Yuvraj Singh making 358. when he saw Dhoni play for Jharkhand at a match in Jamshedpur in 2003. In the 2003/04 season.[22] Dhoni's contribution for the tournament included 488 runs (9 matches. 12 innings). his performance in the 2000/01[26] did not include another score over fifty and in 2001/02 season he scored just five fifty in each season in four Ranji matches. Bihar U-19 cricket team advanced to the finals of the 1999–2000 Cooch Behar Trophy where Dhoni made 84 to help Bihar post a total of 357. He made a half century in his debut match scoring 68* in the second innings against Assam cricket team. Dhoni scored a century (128*) against Assam in the first match of the Ranji ODI trophy. Dhoni had his best wicket-keeping effort with 7 .[31] Against the Zimbabwe XI in Harare Sports Club. Dhoni was discovered by TRDO PC Podar. 17 catches and 7 stumpings. [29] The future captain was discovered via the BCCI's small-town talent-spotting initiative TRDW. Dhoni was not picked for the East Zone U-19 squad (CK Nayudu Trophy) and Rest of India squad (MA Chidambaram Trophy and Vinoo Mankad Trophy). especially in the ODI format and was picked for the India A squad for a tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya. Bihar team Dhoni made his Ranji Trophy debut for Bihar in the 1999–2000 season as an eighteen year old.

India 'A' and Pakistan 'A'.50 0 [42] 16 13 4 392 70* 158.00 45. Chennai Super Kings have won 2 Indian Premier League titles and the 2010 Champions League Twenty20. he scored back to back centuries – 120[34] and 119*[35] against the same squad.20 41.50 2 [40] 13 11 2 287 66* 136.54 41.Dhoni was contracted by the Chennai Super Kings for 1. Dhoni scored 362 runs in 7 matches (6 innings.70 43.[37] Indian Premier League M. However.88 2 [41] 6 5 3 91 31* 130. the India 'A' team coach Sandeep Patil recommended Dinesh Karthik for a place in the Indian squad as Wicket-keeper/Batsman.[33] Stressing on his performance.catches and 4 stumpings in the match.75 1 [45] .40).14 15. Under his captaincy. Batting Stats in IPL and Champions League Twenty20 Tournament Matches Innings 2008 Indian Premier League 2009 Indian Premier League 2010 Indian Premier League 2010 Champions League Twenty20 2011 Indian Premier League 2011 Champions League Twenty20 2012 Indian Premier League 16 14 Not Strike Runs Highest Average 50s Out Rate 4 414 65 133. This made him the most expensive player in the IPL for the first season auctions.66 31.S.41 29. Dhoni helped India 'A' chase their target of 223 against Pakistan 'A' with a half-century.33 0 [44] 19 17 5 357 51* 128.[32] In the tri-nation tournament involving Kenya.40 2 [39] 14 13 5 332 58* 127.5 Million USD.55 2 [43] 4 4 1 46 22* 82.[38] Dhoni is the present captain of the Chennai Super Kings Team. and his performance in the series received attention from the then Indian Cricket team captain – Sourav Ganguly[36] and Ravi Shastri amongst others. Avg:72.

scored 148 in Vishakapatnam off only 123 deliveries. Dhoni in his fifth one-day international. India lost Tendulkar early.[51] a record that he would re-write before the end of the year.[36] With Dhoni making a mark in the India-A squad. Dhoni's 148 surpassed the earlier record for the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper. Brown line indicates 10 match average while the orange line indicates career average progression.In IPL and Champions League Twenty20 Not Strike Tournament Matches Innings Runs Highest Average 50s Out Rate In Indian 8 Premier 59 51 15 1425 70* 138.73 27.[36] The Indian cricket establishment also saw the entry of wicket-keeper/batsmen from the junior ranks with talents like Parthiv Patel and Dinesh Karthik – both India U-19 Captains in the test squads. 3 in the third ODI at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Jaipur). Sri Lanka had set India a target of 299 after a Kumar Sangakkara century and in reply. Dhoni was picked for the Pakistan ODI series.09 [47] ODI career ODI Career of Dhoni.[50] In the second match of the series.TOTAL.58 [46] League In Champions 10 9 4 137 31* 108.61 39. he was picked in the ODI squad for the Bangladesh tour in 2004/05. getting run out for a duck on debut.40 0 League Twenty20 8 Overall 69 60 19 1562 70* 135.[48] Dhoni did not have a great start to his ODI career. The Indian team in the 2000s (decade) saw the use of Rahul Dravid as the wicket-keeper to ensure that the wicket-keeper spot didn't lack in batting talent. Dhoni was promoted to .[49] In spite of an average series against Bangladesh. Dhoni had few batting opportunities in the first two games of the Sri Lankan bilateral ODI series (October–November 2005) and was promoted to No.35 38.

Dhoni overtook Ricky Ponting as number one in the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen on 20 April 2006.[60] In recognition of his consistent ODI performances.accelerate the scoring and ended the game with an unbeaten 183 off 145 balls. Dhoni came in with India in a precarious situation and scored 72 runs off just 46 balls that included 13 boundaries to help India take a 2–1 lead in the series. India scored 328 in 50 overs with Dhoni contributing 68 in their first match of 2006 against Pakistan. yet anything but crude'.[61] His reign lasted just a week as Adam Gilchrist's performance against Bangladesh moved him to the top spot.[62] Two cancelled series in Sri Lanka. Dhoni was signed by BCCI to a B-grade contract.[53] The innings set various records including the highest Individual score in ODI cricket in the second innings. winning the game for India[52] – an innings described in Wisden Almanack (2006) as 'Uninhibited.[64] was India's prelude to another . In December 2005. skipping the initial C-grade level due to his performance on the cricketing field. scoring just 43 runs in the last eight overs and lost the match due to Duckworth-Lewis method.[57] In the third match of the series. one due to the withdrawal of South Africa from the Unitech Cup due to security concerns[63] and the replacement 3-match ODI bilateral series against Sri Lanka washed due to rain. However the team finished poorly. He rarely bowls at international level.[54] a record that still stands.[58][59] The final match of the series had a repeat performance as Dhoni scored 77 runs off 56 balls to enable India win the series 4–1.[56] Dhoni bowling in the nets. Dhoni ended the series with the highest run aggregate (346)[55] and was awarded the Man of the series award for his efforts.

Dhoni received criticism on his wicket keeping technique from former wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani.[20] Dhoni.00. his fourth in ODI cricket. along with Yuvraj Singh. Dhoni topped the ICC ODI Batsman rankings for several months continuously in 2009. Dhoni scored 43 runs as the team lost twice in three games and did not qualify for the finals. Dhoni was out for a duck in both these matches and scored 29 runs in the tournament. Dhoni took his first wicket and ODI wicket on 30 September 2009.43. after Kapil Dev. However. getting 174 runs in 3 matches at an average of 87. Dhoni had played 16 matches.[67] Dhoni put his disappointment in the World cup behind him by scoring 91* against Bangladesh after India were left in a tight spot earlier in the run-chase.93. in the second ODI.[68] He led India to the ICC World Twenty 20 trophy in South Africa with a victory over arch rivals Pakistan in an intensely fought final on 24 September 2007. . Dhoni was also the joint top-scorer in ODIs in 2009 along with Ricky Ponting. a Man Of The Match innings. Dhoni was nominated as the vice-captain of the ODI team for the series against South Africa in Ireland and the subsequent India-England 7-match ODI series. who received a 'B' grade contract in December 2005. though Dhoni scored a half-century against West Indies. in the third ODI. with a blitzkrieg 139 not out of 97 balls. and a measured knock of 71 runs in 95 balls. India's lack of preparation showed in the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy as they lost to West Indies and Australia. was awarded an 'A' grade contract in June 2007. From the start of the WI ODI series.[65] Preparations for the 2007 Cricket World Cup improved as India recorded identical 3–1 victories over West Indies and Sri Lanka and Dhoni had averages in excess of 100 in both these series. Dhoni had a good Afro-Asia Cup. He bowled Travis Dowlin from the West Indies. Dhoni hit an aggressive 124 runs in just 107 balls.[66] The local police arranged for security for his family as India exited the World cup in the first round. The story of the ODI series in South Africa was the same for both Dhoni and India as Dhoni scored 139 runs in 4 matches and India lost the series 4–0. During the series between India and Australia. in the 3rd ODI. After the loss to Bangladesh in 2007 Cricket World Cup. but the latter having played in 30 innings. On 2 September 2007 Mahendra Singh Dhoni equalled his idol Adam Gilchrist's international record for the most dismissals in an innings in ODI by catching 5 English players and stumping one. hit just two fifties and averaged 25. the house that Dhoni was constructing in his home-town Ranchi was vandalised and damaged by political activists of JMM. it was Hussy from Australia who replaced him for the top spot in the beginning of 2010. India unexpectedly crashed out the World Cup after losses to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Dhoni was declared the man of the match for his performance. saw India home by 6 wickets. And also he was elected as captain of Indian Twenty-20 Cricket Team for the World Twenty20 in September 2007. He was also later adjudged the man of the series after the third game of the series was washed away.[69] Dhoni had an excellent year in ODIs in 2009 scoring 1198 runs in just 24 innings at an astonishing average of 70.disappointing tournament – DLF Cup 2006-07. and became the second Indian captain to have won a World cup in any form of cricket.

Dhoni made an unbeaten 44 to guide India to their first win over Australia at Adelaide. Dhoni played his typical aggressive innings as he scored his maiden test century in just 93 balls after scoring his first fifty in just 34 deliveries. During the post-match presentation.[74] .[72] Dhoni made his maiden half-century in the second Test and his quick scoring rate (half century came off 51 balls) aided India to set a target of 436 and the Sri Lankans were bowled out for 247. Each bar indicates a single innings and the red line indicates the progression in his career batting average. Following his good one-day form against Sri Lanka. Dhoni came to the crease when the team was struggling at 109/5 and as wickets kept falling around him. he hit a monstrous six which travelled 112 metres off the bowling of Clint McKay. An alternative image showing a 10 innings moving average is available. Dhoni replaced Dinesh Karthik in December 2005 as the Indian Test wicket-keeper.On 12 February 2012. [70] Test career Test Career of Dhoni. In the final over. he described this six as more important than the one he hit during the ICC World Cup final in 2011.[71] Dhoni scored 30 runs in his debut match that was marred by rain. he played an aggressive innings and was the last man dismissed. India were left in a tight spot as Dhoni was joined by Irfan Pathan with the team still 107 away from avoiding follow-on.[73] India toured Pakistan in January/February 2006 and Dhoni scored his maiden century in the second Test at Faisalabad.

The impasse continued for more than 15 minutes and Lara's temper was on display with finger wagging against the umpires and snatching the ball from umpire Asad Rauf. a target that India were never in the reckoning. captain Dravid declared the innings when confusion started as the umpires were not certain if the fielder stepped on the ropes and Dhoni stayed for the umpire's verdict. Antigua during India's tour of West Indies. 2006. Dhoni walked-off and Dravid's declaration was effected but the game was delayed. Dhoni scored a quick and aggressive 69 in the first Test at Antigua. squandering the chance to build on their first ever Test victory in South Africa (achieved in the first Test match). While the replays were inconclusive. Ultimately.[75] Dhoni failed to collect the Harbhajan Singh delivery cleanly as Flintoff went on to make 36 more runs as England set a target of 313 for the home team. Dhoni followed his maiden test century with some prosaic batting performances over the next three matches. Dhoni's bruised hands ruled him out of the third test match. As the batsman started to walk back.Dhoni at fielding practice. the captain of the West Indies side. Dhoni's flick off Dave Mohammed to the midwicket region was caught by Daren Ganga. St John's. Dhoni was the top scorer in India's first innings in the third test at Wankhede Stadium as his 64 aided India post a respectable 279 in reply to England's 400. However Dhoni and the Indian fielders dropped too many catches and missed many dismissal chances including a key stumping opportunity of Andrew Flintoff (14). Brian Lara. Lara was . Dhoni's scores of 34 and 47 were not sufficient to save the second test against the Proteas as India lost the test series 2–1. A batting collapse saw the team being dismissed for 100 and Dhoni scored just 5 runs and faced criticism for his wicket-keeping lapses as well as his shot selections. On the West Indies tour in 2006.[76] On the fourth day of the first Test match at Antigua Recreation Ground. one against Pakistan that India lost and two against England that had India holding a 1–0 lead going into the test match. and Lara's action was criticised by the commentators and former players. The rest of the series was unremarkable for Dhoni as he scored 99 runs in the remaining 6 innings but his wicket-keeping skills improved and he finished the series with 13 catches and 4 stumpings. In the test series in South Africa. wanted Dhoni to walk-off based on the fielder's assertion of the catch.

then went on to become the ODI captain of the Indian team for the seven-match ODI series against Australia in September 2007. It was under his captaincy that India climbed to No. a series of 3 matches in which he led India to a 2–0 victory. Tendulkar mentioned that it was Dhoni's calm influence that was rubbing off on all his team-mates and even under such extreme pressure from every corner the way Dhoni handles it and brings the best out of him was just incredible. Tendulkar heaped praises on Dhoni. India scored 726–9 (decl) in the third match of this series. chasing 275.[81] He made his debut as full-time Test captain of India during the fourth and final test against Australia at Nagpur in November 2008 replacing Anil Kumble who was injured in the third test and who then announced his retirement.[79] India were crowned champions as Dhoni led the team to victory against Pakistan in a thrilling contest. Two-match ban Dhoni was handed a two-match ban from playing in the ODI series against Sri Lanka for the team's slow over-rate during the second one-dayer in Nagpur (18 December 2009). With this feat. After winning the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup for India against Sri Lanka on 2 April 2011 with his match winning knock of unbeaten 91. Dhoni was vice-captain in this series up to that point. India soared up to the number 1 position in Test cricket for the first time in history. When he came to bat India needed more than six runs per over with three top order batsmen already dismissed. Saurav Ganguly also said in an interview to a news channel that Dhoni is the all time greatest captain of India and he has a great record to support this credential. claiming him to be the best captain he has played under.summoned by the match referee to give an explanation of his actions but he was not fined. 1 in the ICC Test Rankings in December 2009. He started building a good partnership with Gautam . which is their highest Test total ever. coming before Yuvraj Singh. In the final against Sri Lanka.[82] India eventually won that Test thus clinching the series 2–0 and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. After that he managed to lead India in a series-levelling world championship of Tests against the South Africans in February 2010. India won the 2011 World Cup.[80] He.[83] Dhoni had previously captained India on a stand-in basis against South Africa and Australia in 2008 and 2009 respectively.[84] World Cup Under Dhoni's captaincy. Dhoni promoted himself up the batting order.[77] Dhoni scored two centuries in Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009.[78] Captain of India Dhoni was named the captain of India Twenty 20 squad for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa in September 2007.

he finished the match with a huge six over long-on off bowler Nuwan Kulasekara. operated by Dhoni's wife Sakshi Rawat to help orphan children.00 124 1 4 28 10 3 Bangladesh 13 338 67. he ensured a right-left combination at the crease that makes it difficult for bowlers to settle into a rhythm.60 101* 1 1 13 8 4 Bermuda 5 England 1 29 29. The money goes to Sakshi Rawat Foundation. also a right-handed batsman. they kept up with the required run rate. Due to good strokeplay and active running between wickets. ending with 91 not out off 79 balls.[85] Cricket performance ODI Cricket ODI career records by opposition # Opponent Matches Runs Average High 100s 50s Catches Stumping Score 1 0 3 3 1 Africa XI[86] 3 174 87. but later accelerated with a greater flow of boundaries.which got the team winning six was sold for 72 Lac. The bat used by Dhoni in the final match.00 29 0 0 1 0 29 980 51. being his team-mate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings. Befitting the occasion. Dhoni was on 60 off 60 balls.57 96 0 8 25 8 . By partnering with the left-handed Gambhir. He had come after the dismissal of Virat Kohli.Gambhir. Later he admitted in the post match presentation that he came up the order so as to counter the Muralitharan spin threat as he was very familiar with Murali's bowling.00 139* 2 Australia 29 840 40.

02 183* 2 16 58 15 14 19 521 47.17 183* 7 46 199 66 ODI Centuries: ODI centuries .6 Hong Kong Ireland 1 109 .89 148 1 8 25 6 11 Scotland South Africa Sri Lanka West Indies 1 - - - - - 2 - 12 19 386 25.00 67* 0 2 0 1 Total 211 6908 51.00 34 0 0 3 0 8 Netherlands New Zealand Pakistan 1 19 - 19* 0 0 1 0 9 11 309 51.50 84* 0 2 7 2 10 26 1005 52.109* 1 0 1 3 7 1 34 34.36 95 0 3 16 5 15 Zimbabwe 2 123 123.73 107 0 2 7 1 13 55 2041 60.

# Runs Match Against Stadium City/Country Year 1 148 5 Pakistan ACA-VDCA Vishakapatnam. India 2007 Stadium National Stadium VCA Stadium VCA Stadium Karachi. [54] o The innings featured 10 Sixes – the most by an Indian in an innings. Pakistan 4 109* 109 Hong Kong 2008 5 124 143 Australia Nagpur. which is the highest score made by any batsman in the second innings (surpassing Lara's previous record of 153). .[87] o He broke Adam Gilchrist's record of 172 for the highest score made by a wicket keeper. Jaipur. 2005 Stadium India Sawai Mansingh Stadium 2 183* Sri 22 Lanka Jaipur. India 2005 3 139* Africa 74 [86] XI MA Chidambaram Chennai. and the fifth highest in ODIs. 10x6) breaking the record held by Saeed Anwar. India 2009 6 107 152 Sri Lanka Nagpur. India 2009 7 101* Sher-eBangla 156 Bangladesh Cricket Stadium Dhaka. Bangladesh 2010 ODI records  On 31 October 2005 Dhoni scored 183* runs of just 145 balls against Sri Lanka in Sawai Mansingh Stadium. o The innings set the record for the most number of runs scored in boundaries (120 – 15x4.

Colombo on Saturday.[90] Incidentally. Having already effected 165 dismissals (125 catches + 40 stumpings).   However this was later broken by Herschelle Gibbs (126 runs in boundaries – 21x4. Dhoni(139*) and Mahela Jayawardene(107)[86] set a new world record for the sixth wicket partnership of 218 runs against Africa XI during the Afro-Asia Cup.000 runs in ODIs. Dhoni. Pollock record stood for just three days as his score of 130 came in the first match of the 2007 Afro-Asia Cup while Dhoni's century came in the third and final match of the series. Among Indian batsmen who have played more than 50 matches. He went past Nayan Mongia's 154 for India on 14 November 2008 when he caught Ian Bell off Zaheer Khan at Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground.000 runs and 100 dismissals in the history of ODIs. Alec Stewart. Dhoni’s feat of completing the "double" of 4. o Dhoni holds the Indian record of most dismissals in ODIs. completed 4. Record in international cricket Dhoni's results in international matches Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied 67 26 16 25 0 208 116 78 2 31 14 15 – 1 Test ODI[93] T20I[94] [91][92] No result – 12 1 Man of the Series Awards . Dhoni became the sixth wicketkeeper after Adam Gilchrist. Rajkot. Dhoni has the highest average.Premadasa Stadium. However including 3 ODIs against Africa XI. Premadasa Stadium. Andy Flower. when he was on four during his innings of 23 against Sri Lanka at R.[89] o Dhoni passed Shaun Pollock's record for the highest individual score by a number seven batsman in one-day internationals during his unbeaten innings of 139. In June 2007. Colombo on 24 August 2008. Mark Boucher and Kumar Sangakkara to complete the "double" of 4.[88] Dhoni's batting average is also the highest amongst wicketkeepers in ODIs. o The score of 183* equalled Ganguly's innings during the 1999 Cricket World Cup as the highest individual score against Sri Lanka.000 runs and 100 dismissals in only 114 innings is a world record. He is the youngest wicket-keeper batsman to do so (27 years and 208 days). 7x6) against Australia during his knock of 175. his 155th dismissal was TM Dilshan caught off Munaf Patel at R. o Dhoni also holds the records of the most dismissals in an innings by an Indian wicketkeeper and joint International (with Adam Gilchrist) with 6 dismissals (5 catches and one stumping) against England at Headlingly 2 September 2007.

S No Series (Opponents) Season Series Performance 1 Sri Lanka in India ODI Series India in Bangladesh ODI Series India in Sri Lanka ODI Series India in West Indies ODI Series India in ODI Series England in ODI Series England 2005/06 346 Runs (7 Matches & 5 Innings. 3 Catches . 2 Catches 183* (145b. 2x50) 5 2011 5 India 2011 Man of the Match Awards: S No Opponent Venue Season Match Performance 1 Pakistan Vishakapatnam 2004/05 148 (123b. 1 Catches & 2 Stumpings[95] 193 Runs (5 Matches & 5 Innings. 10x6). 3 Catches & 1 Stumping 2 2007 3 2008 4 2009 182 Runs (4 Matches & 3 Innings with an average of 91). 1x100. 15x4. 1x50). 4 Catches & 1 Stumping 236 Runs (5 Matches & 5 Innings with an average of 78. 4x6). 1x50). 1 Catch 2 Sri Lanka Jaipur 2005/06 3 Pakistan Lahore 2005/06 72 (46b. 2x50). 12x4). 3x50) 212 Runs (5 Matches & 4 Innings with out been dismissed even once in the series.66. 6 Catches & 3 Stumpings 127 Runs (2 Matches & 2 Innings. 15x4.

2 Stumpings 63. 1 Catch & 1 Stumping Test cricket . Nagpur 2009 13 Bangladesh 14 Mirpur 2010 101* (107b. 2 Catches & 1 Stumping 124. 1 Stumping & 1 Runout 12 Australia Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. 2 Catches 10 McLean Park. Lucia 2009 46*.4 Bangladesh Mirpur 2007 91* (106b. St. 1 Stumping 5 Africa XI[86] Chennai 2007 6 Australia Chandigarh 2007 7 Pakistan Guwahati 2007 8 9 Sri Lanka Karachi Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) New Zealand West Indies 2008 2008 67. 15x4. 1 Catches. 1 Catch & 1 Stumping 11 Beausejour Stadium. 3 Stumpings 50* ( 35 b. 7x4). 5x4 1x6). 2 Catches 76. 9x4) Sri Lanka Wankhede Stadium Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium 2011 91 Not Out 14 England 2011 87*. 1 Stumping 139* (97b. Napier 2009 84*. 5x6).

50 89 0 2 12 3 3 England New Zealand 12 617 32.10 110 2 2 21 1 8 10 430 26.Test performance[96]: Test career records by opposition # Opponents Matches Runs Average High 100s 50s Catches Stumpings Score 1 Australia 13 596 28.33 132* 1 2 24 1 7 9 491 49.88 144 1 2 36 7 Total 67 3509 37.38 92 0 5 34 9 2 Bangladesh 3 193 96.32 148 5 24 192 28 Test centuries: .60 148 1 2 9 1 6 10 560 37.47 92 0 6 37 3 4 5 299 49.83 98 0 3 19 3 5 Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka West Indies 5 323 64.

Stadium India Brabourne Stadium 2009 3 100* 40 Mumbai.[98] . biggest ever win in terms of runs for India.[97] Under Dhoni's captaincy. India 2010 5 144 63 Kolkata.Test centuries # Runs Match Against Stadium Iqbal Stadium City/Country Year Faisalabad. Only three centuries by two other wicketkeepers (Kamran Akmal and Adam Gilchrist – 2) were faster than Dhoni's 93 ball century. India 2011 Man of the Match Awards: S No 1 Opponent Venue Season Match Performance 92 & 68* Australia Mohali 2008 Test records   Dhoni's maiden century against Pakistan in Faisalabad (148) is the fastest century scored by an Indian wicket keeper. Pakistan 1 148 5 Pakistan 2006 2 110 38 Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Sardar Patel Ahmedabad. India defeated Australia by 320 runs on 21 October 2008. India 2009 4 132* 42 South Eden Africa Gardens West Indies Eden Gardens Kolkata.

+ 2 ct. This record crossed former Australian captain Warwick Armstrong's run of 10 unbeaten tests (8 wins.[citation needed] However Dhoni's unbeaten streak of 11 test matches ended during India's tour of England in 2011 and England also replaced India from No. Dhoni also equalled Syed Kirmani's record for most dismissals in an innings by an Indian wicket-keeper. however. India did not lose a test match until the first test versus South Africa in Nagpur in February 2010. there was a period of injury in which Virender Sehwag led the side (for 3 draws). Denis Lindsay had accomplished the feat for South Africa against Australia at Johannesburg in December 1966 – 69 & 182 and 6 ct. Dhoni has now been involved in 109 dismissals. Dhoni (109 dismissals). Dhoni currently ranks third in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicketkeepers. India reached their highest test score of 726–9 (decl) during Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009. Captaincy Record Captaincy Record in Test Matches Venue Span Matches Won Lost Tied Draw At Home 2008– 20 14 1 0 5 [99] Venues 2011 At Away 2009– 19 5 9 0 5 [100] Venues 2012 200810[101] TOTAL 39 19 10 0 2012 Captaincy Record in One Day Internationals Venue Span Matches Won Lost Tied N/R . Dhoni now has equalled that record for most dismissals with 6 dismissals (all 6 catches) against New Zealand in 2009.1 spot in ICC Test team rankings.April 2009. Under Dhoni's captaincy. Their 2–0 victory in the series took them to the number 1 ranking in Test cricket for the first time in history. With the six dismissals in the first innings of the Test match against New Zealand in Auckland. The following is the list of top five Indian wicket-keepers. he holds a record for longest unbeaten run in tests from his debut. 11 tests (8 wins and 3 draws). 2 draws) from debut. As a captain. So India's unbeaten streak was for 14 tests. of which 11 were Dhoni's. Nayan Mongia (107 dismissals) & Farokh Engineer (82 dismissals). Kiran More (130 dismissals).       Dhoni holds the record for most catches by an Indian player in an innings. He achieved this feat by taking six catches during the first innings of the third test against New Zealand in Wellington in April 2009. Dhoni is now the second wicketkeeper to have effected 6 dismissals in an innings apart from a fifty in each innings of a Test match. Syed Kirmani has effected 6 dismissals (5 catches and 1 stumping) against New Zealand in 1976. In Dhoni's streak. Under Dhoni's captaincy. in terms of all-time dismissals in test matches: Syed Kirmani (198 dismissals).

India played a Super 8 Match against West Indies.In the 2010 ICC World Twenty20. This match comes under the List of Matches played in Away Venues as the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 was being hosted in West Indies .In India (At Home Venues) At Away and Neutral Venues TOTAL 2007– 43 2011 2008– 76 2012 2007119 2012 27 13 1 2 [102] 40 67 28 41 2 3 6 [103] 8 [104] Captaincy Record in Twenty20 Internationals Venue Span Matches Won Lost Tied N/R In India (At 2007– 0 Home 4 2 2 0 [105] 2011 Venues) At Away 2007– 0 11 4 7 0 [106] Venues 2012 At Neutral 2007– 1 14 7 5 1 [107] Venues 2010 20071 TOTAL 29 13 14 1 [108] 2012 Note .