M.S. Dhoni: International records as Batsman, Captain, Wicket-Keeper, Bowler and Birthday

From trending #HappyBirthdayDhoni to sharing posts on social media, M.S. Dhoni fans and the cricket fraternity are doing it all to wish legendary cricketer on his birthday. 

Hemant Singh
Jul 7, 2021, 12:05 IST
M.S Dhoni
M.S Dhoni

As legendary cricketer M.S. Dhoni turns 40 today, #HappyBirthdayDhoni and #CaptainCool are trending on social media. Fans and the cricketing fraternity are taking to social media to wish legendary cricketer virtually on his birthday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

M.S. Dhoni: Personal Information 

Full Name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Date and Place of Birth: 7 July 1981 (age 40), Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand), India

Height: 5 ft 11 inch

Role: Wicket Keeper-Batsman

Batting Style: Right Handed Bat

Wife: Sakshi Dhoni

ODI Debut: vs Bangladesh at MA Aziz Stadium, December 23, 2004

Last ODI: vs New Zealand at Emirates Old Trafford, July 09, 2019

Test Debut: vs Sri Lanka at MA Chidambaram Stadium, December 02, 2005

Last Test:  vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, December 26, 2014

T20 Debut: vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, December 01, 2006

Last T20: vs Australia at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, February 27, 2019

IPL debut: vs Kings XI Punjab at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, April 19, 2008

Last IPL: vs Mumbai Indians at Arun Jaitley Stadium, May 01, 2021


a. ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2008, 2009

b. Padma Shri in India's fourth-highest civilian award in 2009.

c. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest honour in sports in 2007–08.

d. Honorary doctorate degree by De Montfort University in August 2011.

e. Padma Bhushan, India's third-highest civilian award in the Republic of India in 2018.

Indian Team Achievement under Dhoni's Captaincy

a. India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20

b. The Asia Cups in 2010 and 2016

c. ICC Cricket World Cup, 2011 and

d. ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

M.S.Dhoni became the captain of the Indian Team for the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa in September 2007 and served as captain till 2016. In test matches, Dhoni captained Indian Team from 2008 to 2014.

ODI Career Records of Dhoni

MS Dhoni is the 4th Indian cricketer who scored 10000 runs in the ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and Rahul Dravid. Dhoni played 273 innings to complete his 10,000 runs.

He became only the 12th player in ODI history to join the 10000-run club. To date, Dhoni has completed 10,773 ODI runs in 297 innings. Dhoni has scored 10 centuries and 73 half-centuries in the ODI with an average of50.58. 

ODI Records of Dhoni

1. Dhoni is the third captain (and the first non-Australian) overall to win 100 games.

2. Most career runs in ODI history when batting at number 6 position (4031).

3. First Indian and fifth overall to hit 200 sixes in ODIs.

4. Dhoni's 183* against Sri Lanka in 2005 is the highest score by a wicket-keeper.

5. Dhoni holds the records of the most dismissals in an innings (6) and career (432) by an Indian wicket-keeper.

6. Dhoni has the most stumpings (123) by any wicket-keeper in an ODI career.

7. First Indian wicket-keeper to take 300 ODI catches and fourth wicket-keeper in the world who achieved this milestone.

8. The first player to pass 10,000 runs in ODI cricket with having a career average of over 50.

9. He is the only player to score more than one hundred in ODI cricket when batting at number 7 position or lower (Dhoni has 2 centuries at number 7).

10. Most not outs in ODI history (84). 

Test Match Records of Dhoni

M.S. Dhoni has played 90 Test matches in his career and scored 4,876 runs in 144 innings with help of 6 centuries and 33 half-centuries at an average of 38.09.

The highest score of MS Dhoni in the test match was 224 which was made against Australia in Chennai.

Test match Records of Dhoni

1. Under M.S. Dhoni's captaincy, the Indian team topped the Test cricket rankings for the first time in 2009.

2. With 27 Test wins, Dhoni is the most successful Indian Test captain, surpassing Sourav Ganguly's record of 21 wins.

3.M.S. Dhoni is the first Indian wicket-keeper to complete 4,000 test runs.

4. M.S.Dhoni's 224 against Australia in Chennai is the third-highest score by an Indian captain.

5. M.S.Dhoni, with 294 dismissals in his career, ranks first in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers.

6. Dhoni's maiden century against Pakistan in Faisalabad (148) is the fastest century scored by an Indian wicket-keeper, and fourth overall.

7. Dhoni shares the record for most dismissals in an innings (6, with Syed Kirmani) and in a match (9) by an Indian wicket-keeper.

T20I Records of the Dhoni

Dhoni has played 98 T20I matches and scored 1617 runs at an average of 37.6 while scoring just 2 half-centuries.

T20I Records of Dhoni 

1. As a captain most wins (41) in T20Is.

2. Most matches (72) both as captain and wicket-keeper in T20Is.

3. Most dismissals (87) as wicket-keeper in T20Is.

4. Most consecutive T20I innings (84) without a duck.

5. Most catches (54) as wicket-keeper in T20Is.

6. Most catches (5) as wicket-keeper in T20I innings.

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