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Ms Dhoni Cricinfo Profile Highlights
Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Born July 7, 1981, Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand)
Also known as Mahi
Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Major teams India, Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, commonly known as MS Dhoni is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team. He is an attacking right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh, and played his first Test a year later against Sri Lanka.
He is arguably India’s most successful captain having won almost everything a captain dreams of. He put an end to India’s 28-year World Cup drought when he led his team to glory in the 2011 World Cup giving India a reason to celebrate amongst many other victories under his leadership. As a cricketer, he has an enviable record, yet it is his modesty underscored by a steely confidence that leaves people in awe.
From the mane that hit the headlines back in 2004 to the crisp and shrewd thinking brain that led India to innumerable victories, MS Dhoni has come a long way. They say, the brain and brawn is a lethal combination and Dhoni is synonymous to both in his own way.
He made his presence felt in just his fifth ODI appearance (against Pakistan) as he muscled his way to a 123-ball 148 that got the world of cricket buzzing. Soon he scored a swashbuckling 183 off 145 deliveries against Sri Lanka that set up a handsome victory for India while chasing a target of 299.
MS Dhoni the batsman had well and truly arrived. It didn’t take long to showcase his leadership qualities as well when he was handed over the responsibility of leading a young side in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
This marked the beginning of a new era for India as the team went on to win the first ever T20 World Cup, the 2008 CB Series in Australia, the Border-Gavaskar trophy in 2008 and a historic Test series victory in New Zealand in 2009. In the same year, Dhoni lead the side to the pinnacle of Test cricket which won him plaudits from the cricketing know how. He even marshalled the Chennai Super Kings to title victories in the Indian Premier League and Champions League T20 in 2010. After being crowned world champions in 2011, Dhoni added yet another trophy in his cabinet winning the 2013 ICC Champions trophy in England.
Perhaps one of the fiercest hitters of the cricket ball, Dhoni along the years earned himself a reputation of a finisher. His ability to stay calm and composed in tense situations and finish the game for his side single-handedly had everyone awestruck, a quality that many yearn for. Calmness epitome, captain Marvel, Dhoni remains to be one of the most loved and celebrated cricketers and an inspiration for many.