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Biography

MS Dhoni

Personal Information
Name Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Date of birth 7 July 1981
Birth place Ranchi, Bihar, India
Nickname Mahi, MS, MSD, Captain Cool
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Wicket-keeper batsman
International information
National side India
Test debut (cap 251) 2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 26 December 2014 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 158) 23 December 2004 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 19 January 2017 v England
ODI shirt no. 7
T20I debut (cap 2) 1 December 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I 29 January 2017 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999/00–2003/04 Bihar
2004/05–present Jharkhand
2008–2015 Chennai Super Kings – Captain(squad no. 7)
2016–present Rising Pune Supergiants(squad no. 7)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC T20Is
Matches 90 286 131 76
Runs scored 4,876 9,275 7,038 1,209
Batting average 38.09 50.96 36.84 36.63
100s/50s Jun-33 Oct-61 Sep-47 0/1
Top score 224 183* 224 56
Balls bowled 96 36 126
Wickets 0 1 0
Bowling average 31
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0
Best bowling Jan-14
Catches/stumpings 256/38 269/94 364/57 42/23

 

About

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

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