MS Dhoni: Biography| Awards| Stats| Age| Family & More

MS Dhoni is an Indian international cricketer, who captained the Indian national team from 2007 to 2016 and in the format of limited overs in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. In his captaincy, India won the ICC World Twenty20, 2010 and 2016 ICC Cup. 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper. MS Dhoni is one of the highest run-scorers in ODIs (ODIs), who has more than 10,000 runs and is considered “effective” in the limited overs format. Today we will discuss about MS Dhoni: Biography| Awards| Stats| Age| Family & More

MS Dhoni: Biography| Awards| Stats| Age| Family & More

Personal information
Full nameMahendra Singh Dhoni
Born7 July 1981 (age 37)
Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand), India
NicknameMahi, Captain Cool, Thala
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
  • India (2004–present)
Test debut (cap 251)2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka
Last Test26 December 2014 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 158)23 December 2004 v Bangladesh
Last ODI22 June 2019 v Afghanistan
ODI shirt no.7
T20I debut (cap 2)1 December 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I27 February 2019 v Australia
T20I shirt no.7
Domestic team information
2008–2015Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 7)
2016–2017Rising Pune Supergiant(squad no. 7)
2018–presentChennai Super Kings (squad no. 7)
Career statistics
Runs scored4,87610,5611,617
Batting average38.0950.7237.60
Top score224183*56
Balls bowled9636
Bowling average31.00
5 wickets in innings0
10 wickets in match0
Best bowling1/14


MS Dhoni: Biography| Awards| Stats| Age| Family & More

Mahendra Singh Dhoni or MS Dhoni is one of the most popular Indian cricketers.

  1. To test his great leadership skills, he served as the former captain of the Indian national cricket team; However, he captained the team in limited overs format.
  2. Known for his excellent wicket keeping skills, he has always been a gem for the Indian team in some difficult situations.
  3. He made his debut in ODI One Day Internationals against Bangladesh in December 2004. A year later, he debuted in Test cricket against Sri Lanka.
  4. MS Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Pan Singh and Devaki Devi.
  5. One of his sister Jayanti and one brother Narendra Singh Dhoni. Basically his family was from Almora district of Uttarakhand.
  6. He studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir School in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Initially, during his school days, he used to play badminton and football, and in fact he was the goalkeeper of his football team.
  7. Once, he was sent by his football coach to play cricket for a local cricket club.

It was in this match that he impressed everyone with his wicket-keeping skills, which resulted in him getting a regular post of wicketkeeper in the Commando Cricket Club. From 2001 to 2003, he worked as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur Railway Station under Mid East Railway in Midnapore (W).

Family & More

MS Dhoni: Biography| Awards| Stats| Age| Family & More

Dhoni married Sakshi Singh Rawat on July 4, 2010. A daughter of a couple, is alive.


Full nameMahendra Singh Dhoni
Born7 July 1981 (age35), Ranchi, Bihar, India
NicknameMahi, MS, MSD
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting styleRight hand batsman
Bowling styleRight arm medium
RoleWicket-keeper, Indian Captain
National sideIndia
Major TeamsIndia, Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand, Rising Pune Supergiants
Test debut (cap 251)2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka
Last Test26 December 2014 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 158)23 December 2004 v Bangladesh
Last ODI15 June 2016 v Zimbabwe
ODI shirt no.7
T20I debut (cap 2)1 December 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I28 August 2016 v West Indies
Domestic Team Information
2008-2015Chennai Super Kings
2016-presentRising Pune Supergiants


MS Dhoni: Biography| Awards| Stats| Age| Family & More

MS Dhoni started his career by playing for the Bihar Under-19 team in 1998.

  • He also played for the East Zone Under-19 team. In 1999-2000, he made his debut for Bihar in the Ranji Trophy.
  • His spectacular performances in Deodhar Trophy, Duleep Trophy and India’s tour A tour of Kenya brought him to the national team selectors.
  • After this, he was selected to play for the Indian cricket team in 2004, where he played his ODI match against Bangladesh in Chittagong.
  • Since then, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has made a long way into cricket. His excellent performance from the bat has saved India from many tough conditions.
  • In his illustrious career, Dhoni has played 90 Tests in Chennai in 2013 with 4876 runs against Australia against 224 runs. His amazing stats behind the stump include 256 catches and 38 stumpings.
  • In the ODI scenario, Dhoni has played 265 matches so far, in which he scored 8620 runs, in which his highest score was against Sri Lanka in 2005-06, against an unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka.
  • His ODI wicket-keeping figures include 246 catches and 85 stumpings.
  • Dhoni started the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2007 and played only three matches due to India’s early departure.
  • India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup under their captaincy.
  • He is also the captain of the Chennai Super Kings team in the IPL (Indian Premier League).

In his captaincy, the team has won two IPL titles and also won the Champions League Twenty20 in 2010.


He has also got Man of the Series and Man of the Match Awards on several occasions. In 2008, he got his first Test Man of the Match award against Australia.

It was Sri Lanka in India’s ODI series in 2005-06 where they got their first Man of the Series award.

He has also received the ICC Player of the Year Award for many consecutive years in 2008 and 2009, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007 and the Padma Shri award in 2009.

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After the drawn test between India and Australia in Melbourne, Dhoni announced his retirement from International Cricket on December 30, 2014. The reason was that after his immediate retirement he pressured to play cricket in all formats of the game. They also expressed the desire to focus better on ODIs and T-20 matches. However, on 04 January 2017, he withdrew from the post of captain of Indian ODIs and T20I cricket teams, though reportedly reported

During that time he informed the Board about his availability for selection for the upcoming series against England.


MS Dhoni: Biography| Awards| Stats| Age| Family & More

  • His 10 sixes in one innings is the sixth highest in ODI cricket.
  • He broke the record of Adam Gilchrist by scoring the highest score scored by a wicketkeeper by 183 runs.
  • He keeps a record of being the maximum dismissal by an Indian wicketkeeper in an innings.
  • In his captaincy, India reached the highest Test score of 726-9.
  • He is the only ODI captain who played at number seven and scored a century. He did this while playing against Pakistan in December 2012
  • The first Indian wicket-keeper to reach 4000 Test runs.

MS Dhoni 2019 Stats

Overall (16)34529382107110183*1059050.19

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