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Ms Dhoni Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) - Indian Cricketer Height: 1.75 m DOB: July 7, 1981
One of the most loved and scrutinised cricketers to have ever been born in India - Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the perfect story for every small town boy/girl who wants to make it big in life. Hailing from the cricketing backwaters - Jharkhand, Dhoni is unarguably the second most popular player in the cricket frenzy nation after 'God' Sachin Tendulkar. Going by the statistics, Dhoni is India's most successful captain and under his leadership, India have won the top prize in all formats of the gentlemen's game - the inaugural World Twenty20 on his captaincy debut in 2007, No.1 Test ranking for 18 months starting December 2009, and the 50-over World Cup in 2011 in Mumbai. He is also the first captain in the world to win three different ICC trophies. Dhoni also led India to a memorable 2013 Champions Trophy triumph in England. During his now more than 14-years long international career, Dhoni has played an integral part in many of India's famous victories. For his impressive match-winning skills, the veteran batsman has also been christened with the tag of 'one of the best finishers in the sport', especially in the limited-overs format. However, with age catching up - Dhoni's batting abilities are on the wane but his electric reflexes and impeccable instincts behind the stumps still make him an indispensable asset to Team India. With the countdown of the 2019 ICC World Cup already started, India still needs the services of one of its biggest stalwarts who is responsible for taking the team to insurmountable heights.
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IPL 2023, Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2023: Members of Chennai Super Kings train at MA Chidambaram Stadium | IN PICTURES

Sports | Mar 06, 2023, 06:24 PM IST

IPL 2023: Chennai Super Kings are preparing to take on Gujarat Titans in the first match of the 16th edition of IPL. The match will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.

1. 84*(48) vs RCB in Bengaluru on 21 Apr 2019. He smashed 7

MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings: A look his top scores for the franchise

Sports | Nov 19, 2022, 08:37 PM IST

MS Dhoni will captain CSK in the 2023 IPL season. As we approach the next edition of the league, here is a look at his top 5 innings for the franchise.

MS Dhoni, Chetan Sharma

On this Day: Why 31st October is special for Indian Cricket? I Check Pictures

Sports | Oct 31, 2022, 01:27 PM IST

On this Day: 31st October is special for India Cricket as the likes of MS Dhoni and Chetan Sharma reached personal milestones in their careers

MS Dhoni won his first IPL title in 2010

MS Dhoni's captaincy stint with CSK in IPL - In Pictures

Sports | Mar 24, 2022, 06:21 PM IST

Twelve seasons, four title triumphs and five runner-up finishes later, the iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni has decided to hand over the captaincy of Chennai Super Kings to his trusted lieutenant, Ravindra Jadeja.

In Pics: Ranveer Singh sits at MS Dhoni's feet rel

In Pics: Ranveer Singh sits at MS Dhoni's feet reliving his fanboy moments

Entertainment | Jul 27, 2021, 08:49 PM IST

Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh and former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni were spotted playing football at a stadium in Mumbai. The bromance of the two stars is winning the hearts of fans. Pictures of Ranveer touching MS Dhoni's feet are going viral on the internet.

csk vs rr

IPL 2020, Match 37: Rajasthan Royals win comfortably, stay afloat; CSK pushed to brink

Sports | Oct 19, 2020, 11:51 PM IST

Rajasthan Royals (RR) gave themselves a new lease of life on Monday with a convincing seven-wicket win over three-time winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK), a result that lifted them from the bottom of the points table.

MS Dhoni was not just an inspirational player or a captain,

MS Dhoni retires: Unseen photos of the legend in Indian Army uniform

Sports | Aug 18, 2020, 11:35 PM IST

IndiaTV acquired some unseen photos of MS Dhoni during his sting with Indian Army last year where he assisted his regiment - Territorial Army

December 2004 - When MS Dhoni said hello to world cricket.

MS Dhoni retires: A look at the many stages of the legend's international career

Sports | Aug 17, 2020, 07:42 PM IST

A look at the many stages of the MS Dhoni's international career as the legend announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday through an Instagram post.

An honorary Lieutenant Colonel MS Dhoni who has currently

These photos of Lt Col MS Dhoni in uniform will make you fall in love with him

Fashion & Lifestyle | Jul 25, 2019, 05:07 PM IST

Former Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni was awarded the honorary rank of a Lieutenant Colonel in the year 2011. Reportedly, he has rested his cricket duties to join the battalion in Jammu and Kashmir.

India vs Bangladesh

IND vs BAN, World Cup Warm-up Match: Rahul, Dhoni and Kuldeep star as India crush Bangladesh

Sports | May 28, 2019, 11:51 PM IST

KL Rahul and MS Dhoni smashed centuries while Kuldeep Yadav picked up 3 wickets as India beat Bangladesh by 95 runs in Cardiff.

Lasith Malinga produced an incredible last over to defend

IPL 2019 Final: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 1-run to clinch 4th IPL title

Sports | May 13, 2019, 12:11 AM IST

Mumbai Indians claimed undisputed supremacy in the IPL by securing their fourth title with a narrow one-run win over Chennai Super Kings in a pulsating final on Sunday.


IPL 2019, RCB vs CSK: Bangalore survive MS Dhoni scare to clinch thriller

Sports | Apr 22, 2019, 11:29 AM IST

MS Dhoni's valiant 84 not out off 48 balls was not enough as RCB beat CSK by one run in Bengaluru


IPL 2019, RR vs CSK: MS Dhoni heightens drama as Chennai win last-ball thriller

Sports | Apr 12, 2019, 09:15 AM IST

MS Dhoni scored a match-winning 58 off 43 balls but also charged towards the umpire from the dugout after a no-ball was cancelled in the last over.

MS Dhoni smashed four boundaries and sixes each in his

IPL 2019, Match 12: MS Dhoni masterclass seals the deal for Chennai against Rajasthan

Sports | Apr 01, 2019, 09:05 AM IST

MS Dhoni played an intelligent knock of 75 off 46 balls as Chennai Super Kings beat Rajasthan Royals by 8 runs at Chepauk.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni took a chase deep for the umpteenth

1st ODI: Dhoni and Jadhav keep their cool to give India 1-0 lead against Australia

Sports | Mar 02, 2019, 10:48 PM IST

Witness how the Hyderabad game panned out in pictures.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni rekindled his love affair with final

3rd ODI: India beat Australia by 6 wickets to clinch series 2-1, script history

Sports | Jan 18, 2019, 05:25 PM IST

Virat Kohli's men became the first country to return from Australia without losing a single series having won the Test series 2-1 and drawn the T20 Internationals 1-1.

MS Dhoni pulled off a tight finish for India just like old

2nd ODI: India level series 1-1 courtesy Kohli-Dhoni show in Adelaide

Sports | Jan 15, 2019, 05:44 PM IST

Chase master Kohli could not take his team to the finishing line this time but Dhoni (55 off 54) and Dinesh Karthik (25 off 14) rose to the occasion with an unbeaten 57-run stand off 34 balls, taking India home with four balls to spare.

Mohammad Shahzad started the Afghanistan innings in an

Asia Cup 2018, Super Four Match 5: India-Afghanistan match ends in tie

Sports | Sep 26, 2018, 01:12 AM IST

India overcame a middle-order wobble to recover to a four-wicket win after Afghanistan rode a ton from Shahzad to put up a target of 253.

Former minister Praful Patel’s daughter Poorna Patel got

INSIDE PICS: MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh, Nushrat Bharucha and others attend Praful Patel's daughter's sangeet

Entertainment | Jul 20, 2018, 09:11 PM IST

Praful Patel’s daughter Poorna Patel got engaged to businessman Namit Sonir earlier this year.

India vs England 2018

3rd T20I at Bristol: India beat England by 7 wickets, clinch series 2-1

Sports | Jul 08, 2018, 11:57 PM IST

The Indian vice-captain made a target of 199 look ridiculously easy on a small Bristol ground after the visiting bowlers did a commendable job at the back end to restrict the hosts to a sub-par score.