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Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone are the most influential personalities in India - The Drum

They are followed by cricketers Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar at number three and four respectively. While, Akshay Kumar, Virat Kohli, Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan occupied the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth spot respectively.

3 star cricketers who were spotted smoking - Sportskeeda

In a recent incident, Hardik Pandya was seen smoking in Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife Sakshi's birthday party. Star cricketers getting spotted smoking in public is something that has happened in the past as well. Here's looking at the instances where ...

India vs Australia: Khaleel Ahmed explains why it's a privilege to have MS Dhoni behind the wickets - Times Now

Crediting Indian cricket team's stalwart Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Khaleel Ahmed says bowling is easy when MS Dhoni is standing behind the stumps and with his constant guidance added with his calm approach, the young pacer says a bowler can ...

Will MS Dhoni be a part of 2019 World Cup? - NewsDio

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently announced the name of team members for T20I squads against West Indies and Australia. Surprisingly Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not a part of the team which is why his fans are fuming nowadays.

People Caught Hardik Pandya Smoking at Sakshi Dhoni's Birthday Party, Gets Trolled - PagalParrot

Sakshi Dhoni, wife of famous Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni threw a birthday bash recently. She turned 30 years old on November 19. MS Dhoni, who was left out of the T20I series against West Indies and Australia, partied with Hardik and a few ...

Rishabh Pant to keep wickets as India name 12-man squad for 1st T20I vs Australia - India TV

The selectors had omitted Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the two T20I series citing the need to test a second keeper ahead of the World Cup in 2019 as well as the T20 World Cup in 2020. With Virat Kohli backing Pant, it was expected that he will keep wickets ...

Amitabh Bachchan most influential Indian, followed by Deepika, Dhoni: Survey - Economic Times

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar are at the third and fourth spot, respectively, above Virat Kohli, who was parked at number six. Akshay Kumar was placed fifth, while Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan occupied the seventh and eighth position, ...

Sakshi Singh Dhoni Had A Blast On Her Birthday With Hubby Mahendra Singh Dhoni And Daughter Ziva - BollywoodShaadis.com (blog)

Tell us something truly: While watching the awe-inspiring film, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, how many of you gasped as and when Sakshi and Mahendra Singh Dhoni's innocent camaraderie came on screen? We totally cannot put any numbers to it because ...

Can Virat Kohli do a MS Dhoni against Australia in T20I series? - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Team India, under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, routed Australia 3-0 in the three-match Twenty20 International series in 2016 in Australia. Two years down the line, India will aim for an encore under Virat Kohli, who will be ...

Watch | MS Dhoni celebrates wife Sakshi's birthday with Hardik Pandya - The Statesman

Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrated his wife Sakshi's 30th birthday on Monday with friends and a few Indian cricketers at a restaurant in Mumbai. Several video and photos from Sakshi's birthday bash are getting viral on the internet.

Sakshi Dhoni Celebrates Birthday With Husband Mahendra Singh Dhoni And Friends - India.com News

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni recently celebrated her birthday that was attended by many celebrities. Birthday girl Sakshi took to her Instgaram to share her birthday celebration pictures where she was seen dressed in a purple off-showlder ...

If MS Dhoni can help India with his experience in the ICC World Cup 2019, it's a job well done: Kapil Dev - Cricket Country News

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's dip in form with the bat has led to many critics questioning the former India captain's place in the side for the ICC World Cup 2019. Dhoni's absence from the Twenty20 International squads for the West Indies and Australia series ...

MS Dhoni has done a great job, but expecting him to be 25-year-old again is not going to work: Kapil Dev - CricTracker

Former Indian captain MS Dhoni is one of the high-value cricketers in the current India team. Despite the fact that the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman is not performing to the best of his abilities in recent times, Dhoni still remains a pivotal member of ...

MS Dhoni celebrates wife Sakshi's birthday; Hardika Pandya, Sophie Choudry attend party - Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen celebrating his wife Sakshi's birthday in several videos that have gone viral on social media. Sakshi celebrated her 30th birthday on Monday. Also seen in the videos and images doing the ...

Opinion: Why MS DHONI deserves to be in every game of the 2019 World Cup - Sportskeeda

The biggest cricket event, the ICC Cricket World Cup is just months away and team India is one of the strongest contenders to win the coveted trophy. The Men in blue have been in sublime form in the recent past and will be itching to replicate their ...

MS Dhoni and team celebrate Sakshi's birthday in Mumbai - CricTracker

Sakshi Dhoni turned 29 today and husband MS Dhoni along with friends and a few Indian cricketers celebrated the occasion in Mumbai. There are several videos floating on social media posted by Dhoni and Sakshi's fans. One can see her cutting the cake ...

MS Dhoni once drove the team bus to hotel, recollects VVS Laxman - SportsCafe

VVS Laxman has revealed in his autobiography titled '281 and Beyond' that Mahendra Singh Dhoni once drove the team bus in Nagpur during Laxman's 100th Test. The former middle-order batsman referred to Dhoni as one of the calmest people he has ever ...

When MS Dhoni Drove Team Bus After Becoming India Captain – MUST READ - Outlook India

When it comes to former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, there is an endless number of interesting anecdotes. Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman shared one such anecdote on the superstar from Ranchi in his autobiography '281 and Beyond.'.

Photos: Ranbir Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan and MS Dhoni play their usual Sunday football in Mumbai - PINKVILLA

Actors namely Ranbir Kapoor and Abhishek Bachchan, who are ardent football fans enjoy the game so much and looks like that's all they discuss when they meet up. Today, the actors were seen on the field with former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, ...

When MS Dhoni drove the team bus after being appointed Test captain - Hindustan Times

Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most enigmatic characters in Indian cricket. The wicket-keeper has always been very grounded as far as his lifestyle is concerned. Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman has now revealed that back in ...

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited-overs formats. 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 debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh, and played his first Test a year later against Sri Lanka.

M.S. Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni January 2016 (cropped).jpg
Dhoni in January 2016
Personal information
Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Born (1981-07-07) 7 July 1981 (age 35)
Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Nickname Mahi, MS, MSD, Captain Cool
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Wicket-keeper, Indian Captain
International information
National side
Test debut 2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 26 December 2014 v Australia
ODI debut 23 December 2004 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 23 October 2016 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 7
T20I debut 1 December 2006 v South Africa
Last T20I 28 August 2016 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Years Team
1999/00–2003/04 Bihar
2004/05–present Jharkhand
2008–2015 Chennai Super Kings (squad no. 7)
2016–present Rising Pune Supergiants (squad no. 7)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC T20Is
Matches 90 283 131 73
Runs scored 4,876 9,110 7,038 1112
Batting average 38.09 50.89 36.84 35.87
100s/50s 6/33 9/61 6/47 0/0
Top score 224 183* 224 48*
Balls bowled 96 36 126
Wickets 0 1 0
Bowling average 31.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/14
Catches/stumpings 256/38 264/91 364/57 41/22
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 16 September 2016

Mahendra Singh Dhoni ( ; commonly known as M. S. Dhoni; born 7 July 1981) is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited-overs formats. 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.

Dhoni holds numerous captaincy records such as most wins by an Indian captain in Tests and ODIs, and most back-to-back wins by an Indian captain in ODIs. He took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid in 2007 and led the team to its first-ever bilateral ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the CB Series of 2007–08, the 2010 Asia Cup, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. In the final of the 2011 World Cup, Dhoni scored 91 not out off 79 balls handing India the victory for which he was awarded the Man of the Match. In June 2013, when India defeated England in the final of the Champions Trophy in England, Dhoni became the first captain to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies (World Cup, Champions Trophy and the World Twenty20). After taking up the Test captaincy in 2008, he led the team to series wins in New Zealand and West Indies, and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2008, 2010 and 2013. In 2009, Dhoni also led the Indian team to number one position for the first time in the ICC Test rankings. In 2013, under his captaincy, India became the first team in more than 40 years to whitewash Australia in a Test series. In the Indian Premier League, he captained the Chennai Super Kings to victory at the 2010 and 2011 seasons, along with wins in the 2010 and 2014 editions of Champions League Twenty20. He announced his retirement from Tests on 30 December 2014.

Dhoni holds the post of Vice-President of India Cements Ltd., after resigning from Air India. India Cements is the owner of the IPL team Chennai Super Kings, and Dhoni has been its captain since the first IPL season. Dhoni is the co-owner of Indian Super League team Chennaiyin FC.

Dhoni has been the recipient of many awards, including the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 (the first player to win the award twice), the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007 and the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, in 2009. He was named as the captain of ICC World Test XI and ICC World ODI XI teams for 2009. The Indian Territorial Army conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Dhoni on 1 November 2011. He is the second Indian cricketer after Kapil Dev to have received this honour. In 2011, Time magazine included Dhoni in its annual Time 100 list as one of the "Most Influential People in the World." In 2012, SportsPro rated Dhoni as the sixteenth most marketable athlete in the world. In June 2015, Forbes ranked Dhoni at 23rd in the list of highest paid athletes in the world, estimating his earnings at US$31 million. In 2016, a biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story was made on him.