MS Dhoni

Country: India
Born: July 07, 1981, Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand)
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

MS Dhoni Bio

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, fondly known as “Mahi,” is one of the most celebrated cricketers in the history of Indian cricket. Born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India, Dhoni emerged from a humble background and went on to become a cricketing legend. Though his playing days have come to an end, his impact on the game and his indomitable spirit continue to inspire millions around the world.

Dhoni’s cricketing journey began in his early teens when he was selected to represent his district team in the Under-16 and Under-19 level. However, it was his unconventional batting and wicketkeeping technique that caught the attention of coaches and selectors. Despite his unorthodox style, Dhoni’s ability to accumulate runs and hit sixes made him a standout in the Indian domestic circuit.

Dhoni’s breakthrough moment came in 2004 when he made his debut for the Indian national team. Within a year of his international debut, he smashed his way to his first ODI century, scoring an impressive 148 runs against Pakistan. His fearless approach and long-haired swagger on the field quickly made him a crowd favorite.

In 2007, Dhoni was thrust into the captaincy role in the inaugural T20 World Cup. Leading a young and inexperienced Indian team, he guided them to victory in a thrilling final against Pakistan. This triumph marked the beginning of his captaincy career, and he went on to achieve remarkable success in all formats of the game.

Under Dhoni’s leadership, India reached the pinnacle of Test cricket, becoming the number one ranked team for a record 18 months, beginning in December 2009. In 2011, he led India to a historic victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup, where he played a decisive innings of 91 runs in the final. It was his iconic helicopter shot that sealed the victory, capturing the hearts of Indian cricket fans forever.

Dhoni’s calm and composed demeanor on the field earned him immense respect and loyalty from his teammates. He fostered an environment where senior players thrived, allowing them to produce their best performances. In his tenure as captain, India witnessed immense success in Test cricket, achieving a win-loss ratio of 1.5 in the 60 matches he led.

While his achievements in Test cricket were noteworthy, it was in the limited-overs formats where Dhoni truly shone. His ability to adapt to match situations, rebuild innings, and unleash powerful strokes made him a force to be reckoned with. His finishing abilities as a batsman were unparalleled, earning him the reputation as one of the greatest match-winners in ODI cricket.

Dhoni’s career had occasional ups and downs, particularly during an itinerant period between 2011 and 2014, where India struggled to secure victories away from home. However, Dhoni’s resilience and determination were on full display during this period, as he led from the front with extraordinary performances.

In 2014, Dhoni retired from Test cricket, citing the need to focus on the limited-overs formats. He continued to lead the Indian team in ODIs and T20Is until 2017 when he stepped down as the captain. Despite his decision to relinquish the captaincy, his impact on the team remained significant, with his leadership and mentorship guiding the younger generation of cricketers.

After the 2019 World Cup, Dhoni bid farewell to international cricket, leaving a lasting legacy in the hearts of millions of fans. His final innings may have ended, but he continued to showcase his skills and leadership in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Under his captaincy, CSK achieved remarkable success, winning the tournament in 2018 and 2021.

Off the field, Dhoni is known for his humility and philanthropy. He has actively participated in various charitable initiatives, supporting causes such as education and healthcare. His contribution to society goes well beyond cricket, making him an inspiration to aspiring cricketers and individuals worldwide.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is more than just a cricketer; he is a symbol of resilience, leadership, and passion. His journey from a small town in India’s heartland to conquering the world of cricket is a testament to his dedication and determination. As Indian cricket’s beloved “Captain Cool,” Dhoni’s legacy will continue to inspire generations to come.

MS Dhoni Career Stats

MS Dhoni Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 90 144 16 4876 224 38.09 8249 59.11 6 33 544 78 256 38
T20Is 98 85 42 1617 56 37.6 1282 126.13 0 2 116 52 57 34
ODIs 350 297 84 10773 183* 50.57 12303 87.56 10 73 826 229 321 123
FC 131 210 19 7038 224 36.84 - - 9 47 - - 364 57
List A 423 364 99 13353 183* 50.38 - - 17 87 - - 402 141
T20s 377 331 139 7271 84* 37.86 5406 134.49 0 28 503 325 214 87

MS Dhoni Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 90 7 96 67 0 - - - 4.18 - 0 0 0
T20Is 98 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 350 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31 5.16 36 0 0 0
FC 131 - 126 87 0 - - - 4.14 - 0 0 0
List A 423 - 63 53 2 1/14 1/14 26.5 5.04 31.5 0 0 0
T20s 377 1 12 25 0 - - - 12.5 - 0 0 0

See more India cricketers