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Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
7 July 1981 (age 29) Ranchi, Bihar (now inJharkhand), India
5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Wicket-keeper, India captain
Test debut (cap 251)
2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka
9 October 2010 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 158)
23 December 2004 v Bangladesh
02 April 2011 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.
Domestic team information Years Team
1999/00 – 2004/05
Chennai Super Kings
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Source: Cricinfo, 21 February 2011
Mahendra Singh Dhoni,
pronunciation (help·info) (Hindi: महेनद िसंह धोनी ) (born July 7, 1981 in Ranchi,
Bihar) (now in Jharkhand) is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team. Initially recognized as an extravagantly flamboyant and destructive batsman, Dhoni has come to be regarded as one of the coolest heads to captain the Indian ODI side. 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 and 2011 Cricket World Cup in which India beat Sri Lanka. Under his captaincy India acheivednumeroone ranking in tests. His Test,ODI record is best among all the Indian captains up to date. He also captained Chennai Super Kings to victory in the recent IPL 2010 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 captaincy India became the first team after a gap of more than 20 Years to clean sweep Australia in Test series. Dhoni also led team India to number one position in ICC rankings in test cricket for the first time. Dhoni has also been the 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), the Rajiv Gandhi KhelRatna award and the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour in 2009. As of January 2010, Dhoni is the highest ranked ODI batsman on the ICC Rankings List. Dhoni was named as captain of Wisden's firstever Dream Test XI Team in 2009 and has topped the list of world’s top 10 earning cricketers compiled byForbes. He was named as the captain of ICC World Test and ICC ODI teams for 2009. In the final of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, he hit 91 not out of just 79 balls to lead India to victory. For his oustanding batting in the final, he was awarded as the man of the match.
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1 Personal life 2 Playing style 3 Domestic career
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3.1 Junior cricket 3.2 Bihar team 3.3 India A team
4 Indian Premier League • • • 4 ODI career 5 Test career 6 Captain of India ○ 6. Dhoni's parents.○ 3. he is one of the highest income tax payers in last year  Dhoni is a fan ofAdam Gilchrist.1 ODI Cricket 7.5 Test records 8 Endorsements 9 Notes 10 External links Personal life Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born in Ranchi. And.He is endorsing 15 brands from clothes to cold Drinks. Shyamli.1 Two-match ban ○ • 6.2 World Cup 7 Cricket performance ○ ○ ○ 7. Shyamali. and his childhood idols were cricket teammate Sachin Tendulkar. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and singer LataMangeshkar. Dhoni studied at DAV JawaharVidyaMandir.Ranchi) Ranchi. His paternal village Lvali is in the Lamgarha block of the Almora District of Uttarakhand. Bihar (now in Jharkhand) to Pan Singh and Devaki Devi.Jharkhand where he initially excelled in badminton and football and was selected at district and club .3 Man of the Series Awards ○ ○ • • • 7. Dhoni has a sister Jayanti and a brother Narendra. he cut it because he wanted to look like his favourite film star John Abraham(actor). Dhoni had long hair which he has now shortened.2 ODI records 7.(now the school is known as JVM . moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi where Pan Singh worked in junior management positions in MECON.4 Test cricket 7.He likes Bikes A Hummer to add to the four cars and 23 high-speed motorcycles already parked in his garage in Ranchi.
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. The wedding stumped the media and the fans as it took place only a day after the couple got engaged. a Kolkata girl. referred to as 'Mahi' by his friends. Dhoni focused on cricket after his 10th standard. Bollywood actress BipashaBasu. Dhoni married Sakshi (née Rawat) on July 04. Dhoni. Along with GautamGambhir. 2010. Playing style Dhoni is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. Though he had not played cricket. Ajay Ratra and Dinesh Karthik also followed this route. 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.level in these sports. he was picked for the 1997/98 season VinooMankad Trophy Under-16 Championship and he performed well. was quick to inform the media that the wedding was planned for months and was not a spur of the moment decision. a close friend of Dhoni. is studying hotel management and was working as a trainee at the Taj Bengal when the two of them met two years ago. Dhoni impressed with his wicket-keeping skills and became the regular wicketkeeper at the Commando cricket club (1995–1998). Mahendra Singh Dhoni breaks the stumps of a South African batsman during a match in Chennai in 2008. Based on his performance at club cricket. He has a very fast hand speed through the ball which often results in the ball racing across the ground. . 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. Dhoni tends to play mostly from the back foot with a pronounced bottom hand grip.Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football team and was sent to play cricket for a local cricket club by his football coach. 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 inside edging a lot of balls. SakshiDhoni.
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. 17 catches and 7 stumpings. For the tour of England. After the World Cup. Dhoni finished the season with 283 runs in 5 matches.Dhoni scored 148 against Pakistan in his fifth ODI match in 2005 — then the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper. He made a half century in his debut match scoring 68* in the second innings against Assam cricket team. MS Dhoni made it to the East Zone U-19 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. 5 fifties. Bihar team Dhoni made his Ranji Trophy debut for Bihar in the 1999–2000 season as an eighteen year old. Later in the year. The shot that he plays are fondly called "The Helicopter Shot". Dhoni's success in the limited overs format secured him a place in the test team. Apart from the century. his performance in the 2000/01 did not include another score over fifty and in 2001/02 season he scored just five fifty in each season in four Ranji matches. 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. Consistent performances in ODI cricket through the end of the 2005/06 season saw Dhoni briefly ranked as the No. 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. 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. Dhoni's contribution for the tournament included 488 runs (9 matches. away bilateral series against West Indies and South Africa. Dhoni was named the ODI team vice-captain. Bihar's efforts were dwarfed by Punjab U19's 839 with Dhoni's future national squad teammate Yuvraj Singh making 358. 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. Dhoni was out for a duck in both India's losses. 12 innings). Dhoni was not picked for the East Zone U-19 squad (CK Nayudu Trophy) and Rest of India squad (MA Chidambaram Trophy and VinooMankad Trophy). Dhoni scored his maiden first-class century against Bengal in the 2000/01 season in a losing cause. 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. 1 batsman in the ICC ODI ratings. . DLF Cup.
In the 2003/04 season.5 Million USD. Brown line indicates 10 match average while the orange line indicates career average progression.Dhoni was contracted by the Chennai Super Kings for 1. 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. India A team He was recognized for his efforts in the 2003/04 season. ODI career ODI Career of Dhoni. Ave:72. especially in the ODI format and was picked for the India A squad for a tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya. he scored back to back centuries – 120 and 119* against the same squad. Dhoni was discovered by TRDO PC Podar. Dhoni scored 362 runs in 7 matches (6 innings.40). In the tri-nation tournament involving Kenya. captain of Bengal in the 1960s.S. Dhoni helped India 'A' chase their target of 223 against Pakistan 'A' with a half-century. and his performance in the series received attention from the then captain – SouravGanguly and Ravi Shastri amongst others. the India 'A' team coach SandeepPatil recommended Karthik for a place in the Indian squad as wicket-keeper/batsman. Against the Zimbabwe XI in Harare Sports Club. The future captain was discovered via the BCCI's small-town talent-spotting initiative TRDW. In the Duleep Trophy finals. . Dhoni had his best wicket-keeping effort with 7 catches and 4 stumpings in the match. Dhoni scored a century (128*) against Assam in the first match of the Ranji ODI trophy. when he saw Dhoni play for Jharkhand at a match in Jamshedpur in 2003. Indian Premier League M. Dhoni is the present captain of the Chennai Super Kings team. Dhoni was picked over International cricketer Deep Dasgupta to represent East zone. However. This made him the most expensive player in the IPL for the first season Auctions which was closely followed by Andrew Symonds. India 'A' and Pakistan 'A'. and sent a report to the National Cricket Academy. Stressing on his performance.
 In the second match of the series. In December 2005. he was picked in the ODI squad for the Bangladesh tour in 2004/05. Dhoni's 148 erased the earlier record for the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper. 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. a record that he would re-write before the end of the year. Dhoni in his fifth one-day international.The Indian team in the 2000s saw the use of Rahul Dravid as the wicket-keeper to ensure that the wicketkeeper spot didn't lack in batting talent. Dhoni was signed by BCCI to a B-grade contract. getting run out for a duck on debut. scored 148 in Vishakapatnam off only 123 deliveries. India lost Tendulkar early. a record that still stands. Dhoni was promoted to accelerate the scoring and ended the game with an unbeaten 183 off 145 balls. Dhoni did not have a great start to his ODI career.   The innings set variousrecords including the highest Individual score in ODI cricket in the second innings. yet anything but crude'. The Indian cricket establishment also saw the entry of wicketkeeper/batsmen from the junior ranks with talents like Parthiv Patel and Dinesh Karthik – both India U-19 Captains in the test squads. Sri Lanka had set India a target of 299 after a Kumar Sangakkara century and in reply. 3 in the third ODI at SawaiMansingh Stadium (Jaipur). In spite of an average series against Bangladesh. Dhoni was picked for the Pakistan ODI series. With Dhoni making a mark in the India-A squad. skipping the initial C-grade level due to his performance on the cricketing field. Dhoni ended the series with the highest run aggregate (346) and was awarded the Man of the series award for his efforts. . winning the game for India – an innings described in WisdenAlmanack (2006) as 'Uninhibited.
Dhoni overtook Ricky Ponting as number one in the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen on 20 April 2006. scoring just 43 runs in the last eight overs and lost the match due to Duckworth-Lewis method. He rarely bowls at international level. one due to the withdrawal of South Africa from the Unitech Cup due to security concerns and the replacement 3-match ODI bilateral series against Sri Lanka washed due to rain. In the third match of the series. 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. However the team finished poorly. His reign lasted just a week as Adam Gilchrist's performance against Bangladesh moved him to the top spot.Dhoni bowling in the nets. 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. Dhoni scored 43 runs as the team lost twice in three games and did not qualify for the finals. India's lack of preparation showed in the 2006 . India scored 328 in 50 overs with Dhoni contributing 68 in their first match of 2006 against Pakistan. In recognition of his consistent ODI performances. Two canceled series in Sri Lanka.  was India's prelude to another disappointing tournament – DLF Cup 2006-07.
a Man Of The Match innings. Dhoni took his first wicket and ODI wicket on 30 September 2009. During the series between India and Australia. in the second ODI. with a blitzkrieg 139 not out of 97 balls. However. Dhoni was declared the man of the match for his performance. Dhoni was out for a duck in both these matches and scored 29 runs in the tournament. From the start of the WI ODI series. Dhoni. getting 174 runs in 3 matches at an average of 87. in the third ODI. And also he was elected as captain of Indian Twenty-20 Cricket Team for the World Twenty20 in September 2007. hit just two fifties and averaged 25. He was also later adjudged the man of the series after the third game of the series was washed away. in the 3rd ODI. . but the latter having played in 30 innings. was awarded an 'A' grade contract in June 2007.00. saw India home by 6 wickets. his fourth in ODI cricket.93. after Kapil Dev. 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. and a measured knock of 71 runs in 95 balls. though Dhoni scored a half-century against West Indies. along with Yuvraj Singh. Dhoni had a good Afro-Asia Cup. it was Hussy from Australia who replaced him for the top spot in the beginning of 2010.43. Dhoni had an excellent year in ODIs in 2009 scoring 1198 runs in just 24 innings at an astonishing average of 70. On 2 September 2007 Mahendra Singh Dhoniequalled his idol Adam Gilchrist's international record for the most dismissals in an innings in ODI by catching 5 English players and stumping one. Dhoni was also the joint top-scorer in ODIs in 2009 along with Ricky Ponting. 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. The story of the ODI series inSouth Africa was the same for both Dhoni and India as Dhoni scored 139 runs in 4 matches and India lost the series 4–0. 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 played 16 matches. He bowled Travis Dowlin from the West Indies. Dhoni received criticism on his wicket keeping technique from former wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani. Dhoni put behind his disappointment in the World cup by scoring 91* against Bangladesh after India were left in a tight spot earlier in the run-chase. India unexpectedly crashed out the World Cup after losses to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. who received a 'B' grade contract in December 2005. and became the second Indian captain to have won a World cup in any form of cricket. Dhoni topped the ICC ODI Batsman rankings for several months continuously in 2009. After the loss toBangladesh in 2007 Cricket World Cup.ICC Champions Trophy as they lost to West Indies and Australia. the house that Dhoni was constructing in his home-town Ranchi was vandalized and damaged by political activists of JMM. Dhoni hit an aggressive 124 runs in just 107 balls. The local police arranged for security for his family as India exited the World cup in the first round.
 India toured Pakistan in January/February 2006 and Dhoni scored his maiden century in the second Test at Faisalabad. 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. Brown line indicates 10 innings average while the orange line indicates career average progression. one against Pakistan that India lost and two against England that had India holding a 1–0 lead going into the . Dhoni replaced Dinesh Karthik in December 2005 as the Indian Test wicket-keeper. Dhoni followed his maiden test century with some prosaic batting performances over the next three matches.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. Following his good one-day form against Sri Lanka. Dhoni at fielding practice. Dhoni scored 30 runs in his debut match that was marred by rain. India were left in a tight spot as Dhoni was joined by IrfanPathan with the team still 107 away from avoiding follow-on.Test career Test Career of Dhoni. Dhoni came to the crease when the team was struggling at 109/5 and as wickets kept falling around him. he played an aggressive innings and was the last man dismissed.
Ultimately. Dhoni's flick off Dave Mohammed to the midwicket region was caught by Daren Ganga. 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. Brian Lara. Dhoni was vice-captain in this series till that point. 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. With this feat. He. St John's. 2006. On the West Indies tour in 2006. then went on to become the ODI captain of the Indian team for the seven-match ODI series against Australia in September 2007. India scored 726–9 (decl) in the third match of this series. squandering the chance to build on their first ever Test victory in South Africa (achieved in the first Test match). On the fourth day of the first Test match at Antigua Recreation Ground. 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. 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 AsadRauf. India soared up to the number 1 position in Test cricket for the first time in history. The rest of the series was unremarkable for Dhoni as he scored 99 runs in the remaining 6 innings but his wicketkeeping skills improved and Dhoni finished the series with 13 catches and 4 stumpings. a series of 3 matches in which he led India to a 2–0 victory. 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 got injured in the third test and then announced his retirement. However Dhoni and the Indian fielders dropped too many catches and missed many dismissal chances including a key stumping opportunity of Andrew Flintoff (14). Antigua during India's tour of West Indies. wanted Dhoni to walk-off based on the fielder's assertion of the catch. Dhoni scored two centuries in Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009.test match. Dhoni scored a quick and aggressive 69 in the first Test at Antigua. 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 target that India were never in the reckoning. In the test series in South Africa. India were crowned champions as Dhoni led the team to victory against Pakistan in a thrilling contest. the captain of the West Indies side. Dhoni's bruised hands ruled him out of the third test match. While the replays were inconclusive. As the batsman started to walk back. Dhoni was the top scorer in India's first innings in the third test atWankhede Stadium as his 64 aided India post a respectable 279 in reply to England's 400. Dhoni walked-off and Dravid's declaration was effected but the game was delayed. Lara was called by the match referee for explanation of his actions but was not fined by the match referee. 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. which is their highest test total ever. and Lara's action was criticized by the commentators and former players. . India eventually won that Test thus clinching the series 2–0 and retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup against Sri Lanka. By partnering with the left-handed Gambhir. SauravGanguly also said in an interview to news channel that Dhoni is the all time greatest captain of India and he has a great record to support his credential. chasing 275 under extreme pressure. claiming him to be the best captain he has played under. 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. Two-match ban Dhoni was handed a two-match ban from playing in the ODI series against Sri Lanka for the team's slow overrate during the second one-dayer in Nagpur (18 December 2009) by ICC match referee Jeff Crowe. Tendulkar heaped praises on Dhoni. with India needing more than six runs per over and three top order batsmen already dismissed. He had come after the dismissal of ViratKohli. Tendulkar mentioned that it was Dhoni's calm influence that was rubbing 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. In the final. After that he managed to lead India in a series leveling world championship of Test against the South Africans in Feb 2010. he ensured a right-left combination at the crease that makes it difficult for bowlers to settle into a rhythm. He started building a good partnership with his former India 'A' teammate GautamGambhir and ran quick singles and twos. Due to good strokeplay and active running between wickets. Through this victory. Over the course of their world cup campaign. coming before Yuvraj Singh. When he came to bat. and Australia. World Cup Under Dhoni's captaincy. but later accelerated with a greater flow of boundaries. they kept up with the required run rate. he finished the match with a huge six over long-on off bowler NuwanKulasekara. As a result India managed No. being his team-mate in the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings. Befitting the occasion. Pakistan. the situation was very demanding. and would not have formed this combination with Gambhir. Dhoni was on 60 off 60 balls. Dhoni had previously captained India on a stand-in basis against South Africa and Australia in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Yuvraj is left-handed. It was under his captaincy that India climbed to No. After winning the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup for India against Sri Lanka on 2nd April 2011 with his match winning knock of unbeaten 91. and Sri Lanka in the knockout rounds). India became only the third team after West Indies and Australia to have won the World Cup more than once. . they defeated every previous world champion (West Indies in the league stage. 1 in the ICC Test Rankings in December 2009. Dhoni promoted himself up the batting order. also a right-handed batsman. ending with 91 not out off 79 balls. 1 spot in the ICC Test Rankings.
12 124 1 3 Bangladesh 9 247 61.75 101* 1 4 Bermuda 1 29 29.00 139* 1 2 Australia 23 690 43.25 84* 0 8 Pakistan 23 920 54.Cricket performance ODI Cricket ODI career records by opposition # Opponent Matches Runs Average High Score 100s 1 Africa XI 3 174 87.00 29 0 5 England 18 501 33.11 148 1 9 Scotland 1 - - - - .40 96 0 6 Hong Kong 1 109 - 109* 1 7 New Zealand 9 269 67.
50 107 0 11 Sri Lanka 38 1514 63.00 67* 0 Total 156 5271 51.67 183* 7 ODI Centuries: ODI centuries # Runs Match Against Stadium 1 148 5 Pakistan Sri Lanka Africa XI Hong Kong Australia Sri Lanka ACA-VDCA Stadium SawaiMansingh Stadium MA Chidambaram Stadium National Stadium VCA Stadium VCA Stadium Vishaka 2 183* 22 Jaipur.10 South Africa 10 196 24.08 183* 2 12 West Indies 18 499 49. 6 107 152 Nagpur. I 3 139* 74 Chenna 4 109* 109 Karachi 5 124 143 Nagpur.90 95 0 13 Zimbabwe 2 123 123. I .
In June 2007. . Dhoni(139*) and MahelaJayawardene(107) set a new world record for the sixth wicket partnership of 218 runs against Africa XI during the Afro-Asia Cup. Incidentally. 10x6) breaking the record held by Saeed Anwar. 7x6) against Australia during his knock of 175.7 101* 156 Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla Cricket Stadium Dhaka. Jaipur. 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. which is the highest score made by any batsman in the second innings (surpassing Lara's previous record of 153). The innings set the record for the most number of runs scored in boundaries (120 – 15x4. The score of 183* equaled Ganguly's innings during the 1999 Cricket World Cup as the highest individual score against Sri Lanka. Dhoni's batting average is also the highest amongst wicketkeepers in ODIs. 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. and 11 scored by both ST Jayasuriya and ShahidAfridi. Among Indian batsmen who have played more than 50 matches. However this was later broken by Herschelle Gibbs (126 runs in boundaries – 21x4.the most by an Indian in an innings. Dhoni has the highest average. He broke Adam Gilchrist's record of 172 for the highest score made by a wicket keeper.  The innings featured 10 Sixes . B ODI records On 31 October 2005 Dhoni scored 183* runs of just 145 balls against Sri Lanka in SawaiMansingh Stadium. and the fourth highest in ODI cricket after the 12 scored by Xavier Marshall of the West Indies. 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.
Rajkot. 1 Catches & 2 Stumpings 3 India in Sri Lanka ODI Series 2008 193 Runs (5 Matches & 5 Innings. Dhoni holds the Indian record of most dismissals in ODIs. Dhoni’s feat of completing the "double" of 4.Premadasa Stadium. 1x50). Andy Flower. 2x50).000 runs and 100 dismissals in only 114 innings is a world record. 1x100. completed 4. Having already effected 165 dismissals (125 catches + 40 stumpings).000 runs in ODIs. He went past NayanMongia's 154 for India on 14 November 2008 when he caught Ian Bell off Zaheer Khan at MadhavraoScindia Cricket Ground. his 155th dismissal was TM Dilshan caught off Munaf Patel at R. Colombo on Saturday. when he was on four during his innings of 23 against Sri Lanka at R. Alec Stewart.000 runs and 100 dismissals in the history of ODIs. However including 3 ODIs against Africa XI. 6 Catches 6 & 3 Stumpings 2 India in Bangladesh ODI 2007 Series 127 Runs (2 Matches & 2 Innings. 4 Catches & 1 Stumping Man of the Match Awards: . Premadasa Stadium. 3 Catches & 1 Stumping 4 India in West Indies ODI 2009 Series 182 Runs (4 Matches & 3 Innings with an average of 91). Dhoni became the sixth wicketkeeper after Adam Gilchrist. 1x50). Man of the Series Awards S No Series (Opponents) Season Series Performance 1 Sri Lanka in India ODI Series 346 Runs (7 Matches & 5 2005/0 Innings. Colombo on 24 August 2008. He is the youngest wicket-keeper batsman to do so (27 years and 208 days). Dhoni. Mark Boucher and Kumar Sangakkara to complete the "double" of 4.
2 Catches 9 Colombo (RPS) 2008 76. 1 Stumping 8 Karachi 2008 67. 1 Catch 3 Pakistan Lahore 2005/0 72 (46b. 2 Catches 2 Sri Lanka Jaipur 2005/0 183* (145b. 12x4). 3 6 Catches 4 Bangladesh Mirpur 2007 91* (106b. 6 10x6). 7x4). 1 Catch & 1 Stumping 11 Beausejour Stadium. 2 Catches 10 McLean Park. 15x4. 5 4x6). 5x6). 2 Catches & 1 Stumping . Lucia 2009 46*.S No Opponent Venue Season Match Performance 1 Pakistan Vishakapatnam 2004/0 148 (123b. Napier 2009 84*. 15x4. 1 Stumping 5 Africa XI Chennai 2007 139* (97b. St. 5x4 1x6). 15x4. 2 Stumpings 7 Pakistan Sri Lanka Sri Lanka New Zealand West Indies Guwahati 2007 63. 3 Stumpings 6 Australia Chandigarh 2007 50* ( 35 b.
12 Australia Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium. Mumbai ICC World Cup FInals 2010 101* (107b. 1 Catches. 1 Stumping & 1 Runout 13 Bangladesh Mirpur Wankhede Stadium.00 51* 3 England 8 397 33. 9x4) 14 Sri Lanka 2011 91 Not Out Test cricket Test performance: Test career records by opposition # Opponents Matches Runs Average High Score 1 1 Australia 8 448 34.46 92 2 Bangladesh 2 104 104.50 56* 5 Pakistan 5 323 64. Nagpur 2009 124.08 92 4 New Zealand 2 155 77.25 132* .60 148 6 South Africa 7 218 27.
50 110 8 West Indies 4 168 24.00 69 Total 42 2176 40.7 Sri Lanka 6 363 60.29 148 Test centuries: Test centuries # Runs Match Against Stadium 1 148 5 Pakistan Sri Lanka Sri Lanka South Africa Iqbal Stadium Sardar Patel Stadium Brabourne Stadium Eden Gardens F 2 110 38 A 3 100* 40 M 4 132* 42 K Man of the Match Awards: S No Opponent Venue Season Match Performance 1 Australia Mohali 2008 92 & 68* Test records .
India reached their highest test score of 726–9 (decl) during Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009. The following is the list of top five Indian wicket-keepers. Under Dhoni's captaincy. NayanMongia (107 dismissals) & Farokh Engineer (82 dismissals). biggest ever win in terms of runs for India. 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.April 2009. Dhoni now has equalled that record for most dismissals with 6 dismissals (all 6 catches) against New Zealand in 2009. With the six dismissals in the first innings of the Test match against New Zealand in Auckland. + 2 ct. Dhoni's maiden century against Pakistan in Faisalabad (148) is the fastest century scored by an Indian wicket keeper. He achieved this feat by taking six catches during the first innings of the third test against New Zealand in Wellington in April 2009. Under Dhoni's captaincy. in terms of all-time dismissals in test matches: Syed Kirmani (198 dismissals). Kiran More (130 dismissals). Dhoni holds the record for most catches by an Indian player in an innings. Dhoni also equalled Syed Kirmani's record for most dismissals in an innings by an Indian wicket-keeper. Dhoni currently ranks third in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers. Dhoni has now been involved in 109 dismissals. Dhoni (109 dismissals). Only three centuries by two players (Kamran Akmal and Adam Gilchrist – 2) were faster than Dhoni's 93 ball century. Denis Lindsay had accomplished the feat for South Africa against Australia at Johannesburg in December 1966 – 69 & 182 and 6 ct. Syed Kirmani has effected 6 dismissals (5 catches and 1 stumping) against New Zealand in 1976. . India defeated Australia by 320 runs on 21st Oct'08.
only Shahrukh Khan has more (21).Their 2–0 victory in the series took them to the number 1 ranking in Test cricket for the first time in history. 2 draws) from debut. 2008: Fashion at Big Bazaar. In July 2010. 11 tests (8 wins and 3 draws). of which 11 were Dhoni's. Boost (health food). Reliance Energy. Kolkata Fashion Week. 2007: Siyaram. In 2007 Dhoni had 17 endorsements. 2005: Pepsico. In Dhoni's streak. Endorsements MS Dhoni signed with Kolkata-based celebrity management company Gameplan Sports in April 2005. Dhoni tied up with Rhiti Sports Management and Mindscapes and has been promised a minimum guarantee of Rs 210 crore over the next three years. Titan Sonata. he holds a record for longest unbeaten run in tests from his debut. TVS Motors. NDTV. Videocon. Reebok. 2006: Mysore Sandal Soap. GE Money. So India's unbeaten streak was for 14 tests. Exide. Orient PSPO Fan. however. The following is the list of endorsements signed by Dhoni. Currently Dhoni has 20 endorsements. As a captain.   Bharat Petroleum. there was a period of injury in which VirenderSehwag led the side (for 3 draws). Nova Scottia Premium shirts. Reliance Communications. Brylcream. India did not lose a test match until the first test versus South Africa in Nagpur in Feb 2010. 2010: Amrapali  Notes . DainikBhaskar 2009: Dabur Honey. Under Dhoni's captaincy.  Aircel communications. This record crossed former Australian captain Warwick Armstrong's run of 10 unbeaten tests (8 wins. Maha Choco.
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