Mahendra Singh Dhoni – His Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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MS Dhoni is an Indian international cricket player. He is also known as MS Dhoni, Mahi, or captain cool. He got the nickname captain cool due to his performance as the Indian captain. His batting style is right-handed middle order and wicket-keeper. He is also one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket. In addition, he is among Indian cricketers with the most outstanding records.

Basic Information About MS Dhoni

Full Name Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Age 40 years
Born In Jharkhand Ranchi
Bat Style Right-handed bat
Bowl Style Right-arm medium
Nationality Indian
Birth Date 7th July 1981
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75m)
Spouse Sakshi Dhoni
Net Worth $ 110 million
Current Teams Chennai Super Kings

 

Cricket Batting and Bowling Stats of Dhoni

Test

Since his debut, Mahendra Sigh Dhoni has played 90 Test matches and scored 4876 runs at an average of 38.09. In addition, he made 144 innings at a strike rate of 59.11. He has also made six centuries and thirty-three fifties. He also managed to make 544 4s and 78 6Ss. In bowling, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has seven innings out of 96 balls and scored 67 runs.

ODI

In the ODI, he has played 350 matches and scored 10733 runs at a batting average of 50.57. He also made 297 innings in the series with a strike rate of 87.56. In the format, he has scored ten centuries and seventy-three fifties. Mahendra Singh Dhoni also scored 826 4s and 229 6s. In bowling, he made two innings out of 36 balls and scored 31 runs. He also picked one wicket and had an average of 31.00 at a strike rate of 36.00.

T20

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played 98 games in his T2o career. He made 85 innings and scored 1617 runs. In the T20, he had an average of 37.60 and a strike rate of 126.13. In T20 Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored 116 fours and 52 sixes.

First-Class

He has played 131 matches with 210 and scored 7038 runs at a batting average of 36.84. He has made nine centuries and 47 fifties in this cricket format. In bowling, he has 21 and scored 87 runs.

Career Information

  • Test Debut:

    Played against Sri Lanka at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on 2nd December 2005, and India won.

  • Last Match:

    played against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground on 26th December 2014, and it was a draw.

  • ODI Debut:

    Played against Bangladesh at Chittagong on 23rd December 2004, and India won.

  • Last Match:

    Played against New Zealand at Emirates Old Trafford on 9th July 2019 and India won.

  • T20 Debut:

    Played against South Africa at Johannesburg on 1st December 2006, and India won.

  • Last T20:

    Played against South Africa at Wanderers stadium on 27th February 2019, and it was a tie.

  • IPL Debut:

    Played against Punjab Kings at Punjab Cricket Association Mohali in 2007-2008, and Chennai Super Kings won.

  • Last IPL:

    Played against Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 1st May 2021, and Mumbai Indians won.

MS Dhoni International Records

ODI

  • The third overall captain to win over 100 games
  • He holds the highest number of not outs (82)
  • Fourth Indian to reach 10000 runs
  • Fifth worldwide to hit 200 sixes in ODI S
  • He is fifth-ranked with the highest batting average of 51.09
  • Indian wicket-keeper with the most dismissals in an innings

Test Cricket

  • The first Indian wicket-keeper to score 4000 Test runs
  • He is known as the most victorious Indian Test captain
  • He holds the third highest score (224) by an Indian captain in a match against Australia 
  • He scored the fastest century as a wicket-keeper who is ranked fourth worldwide.
  • He has also had the most Test overseas defeats as an Indian captain
  • Dhoni is the most Victorious Indian captain with 27 wins under his name.
  • He captained India to number 1 rankings in Test cricket.

T201 cricket

  • Has most wins as a captain
  • He has the most consecutive innings without a duck
  • He holds the most dismissals as a wicket-keeper in this format
  • He has the most catches (54) as a wicket-keeper
  • Has most catches as a wicket-keeper in an inning (5)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has had an exciting career since his debut. Besides all the records he has made MS Dhoni has also earned some awards and honors. They include national and sporting awards.

Awards

National

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni received a Padma Bhushan third highest civilian award in 2018
  • 2017 Padma Shri’s fourth highest Indian civilian award
  • 2007-2008 Mahendra Singh Dhoni received Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna honor for sports achievement.

Here are some of the honors Mahendra Singh Dhoni has received in his career:

Sporting

  • ICC World ODI XI-year 2006 to 2014. Where he was the captain 2009, 2011-2014.
  • ICC WORLD Test XI year 2009,2010, and 2013.
  • ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2008, 2009.
  • Lastly, Castrol cricketer of the year 2011.

MS Dhoni has also received other honors and awards besides sports. He received:

  • LG People’s Choice Award in 2013
  • An honorary doctorate from De Montfort University in August 2011 and
  • MTV Youth Icon of the Year 2006.

 Charitable Work

Most people don’t know about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s charitable work. Not long ago, he got attacked on social media for his coronavirus donation of RS 1 Lakh. It happened because people thought it was a show-off, but he did it because he cares about the less fortunate in society. Here are other charitable works that he has participated in his career and is currently involved in.

  • He works with the Rhiti Charitable Foundation, which organizes cricket games and fundraisers] for the less fortunate.
  • He owns a foundation MS Dhoni Charity Foundation, established in 2010, and partners with NGOs for different causes affecting society.
  • He also partners with the Virat Kohli Foundation to serve the needy.
  • In his foundation, he also works with upcoming athletes to support their careers.

All the charity works he is involved in shows MS Dhoni has a heart of gold. He is not only supporting the upcoming athletes but also helping the needy by doing noble causes.

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://www.infosportsworld.com/ms-dhoni-cricket-player-profile/
  2. https://www.sportskeeda.com/player/ms-dhoni
  3. https://starsunfolded.com/mahendra-singh-dhoni/
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