MS Dhoni

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni (commonly known as MS Dhoni; born July 7, 1981) is an Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014.wikipedia
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M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story

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In 2016, a biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story was made about him.
It is based on the life of former Test, ODI and T20I captain of the Indian national cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Chennai Super Kings

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In the Indian Premier League, he captained the Chennai Super Kings to victory at the 2010, 2011 and 2018 seasons, along with wins in the 2010 and 2014 editions of Champions League Twenty20.
The team is captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has lead the team to three victories since 2008 and coached by Stephen Fleming.

ICC ODI Player of the Year Award

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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, the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, in 2018.
Winner:๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณMS Dhoni

2010 Asia Cup

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Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2007โ€“08 Commonwealth Bank Series, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and elected to bat first.

2016 Asia Cup

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Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2007โ€“08 Commonwealth Bank Series, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
Parthiv Patel was added to India's squad as a back-up for MS Dhoni, who suffered a muscle spasm.

Chennaiyin FC

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Dhoni is the co-owner of Indian Super League team Chennaiyin FC.
The franchise is owned by Vita Dani, Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan and Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

2007โ€“08 Commonwealth Bank Series

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Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2007โ€“08 Commonwealth Bank Series, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

Indian Premier League

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In the Indian Premier League, he captained the Chennai Super Kings to victory at the 2010, 2011 and 2018 seasons, along with wins in the 2010 and 2014 editions of Champions League Twenty20.

ICC Awards

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He was named as the captain of the ICC World Test XI in 2009, 2010 and 2013.
ICC ODI Team of the Year: Adam Gilchrist (Aus, wicket-keeper), MS Dhoni (Ind), Ricky Ponting (Aus), Mahela Jayawardene (SL, captain), Yuvraj Singh (Ind), Andrew Flintoff (Eng), Michael Hussey (Aus), Irfan Pathan (Ind), Brett Lee (Aus), Shane Bond (NZ), Muttiah Muralitharan (SL), 12th man: Andrew Symonds (Aus)

Dinesh Karthik

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The team also saw the entry of wicket-keeper/batsmen from the junior ranks, with talents like Parthiv Patel and Dinesh Karthik (both India U-19 captains) named in the Test squads.
During this period, Karthik struggled and averaged less than 20 with the bat, and he was replaced as Test wicketkeeper by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had been prolific and destructive with the bat in ODIs, in late 2005 before becoming a regular wicket-keeper and an aggressive finisher with the bat down the order in the Indian team in all three formats of the game.

Talent Resource Development Wing

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Dhoni's talent was discovered via the BCCI's small-town talent-spotting initiative TRDW.
Many successful players of the Indian team, including World Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Irfan Pathan, Sreesanth, RP Singh and Piyush Chawla were first recognised via the TRDW.

List of India national cricket captains

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The team also saw the entry of wicket-keeper/batsmen from the junior ranks, with talents like Parthiv Patel and Dinesh Karthik (both India U-19 captains) named in the Test squads. Dhoni scored 362 runs in 6 innings at an average of 72.40 and his performance in the series received attention from the then Indian captain โ€“ Sourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri, amongst others.
Ajit Wadekar became India's inaugural ODI captain in 1974 against England at Headingley.Virendar Sehwag led India in its first T20I against South Africa in 2006 at Wanderers.He captained only for a single match.In 2007 he was replaced by M.S. Dhoni.

2007 ICC World Twenty20

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Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2007โ€“08 Commonwealth Bank Series, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
Umar Gul took the wickets of both Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, leaving India with 157/5 in 20 overs; only Gautam Gambhir (75 from 54 balls) produced a notable innings.

Wicket-keeper

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An attacking right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket.

Indian cricket team in Bangladesh in 2007

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Dhoni put his disappointing performances in the World Cup behind him by scoring 91* against Bangladesh, after India were left in a tight spot earlier in the run-chase.
Leading run scorer of the ODI series and Indian wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni took home the player of the series award following a return to form with the bat and 3 dismissals behind the stumps.In the second test match Mohammad Ashraful scored the fastest test fifty in just 27 delivery.

Sachin Tendulkar

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Dhoni is a fan of Adam Gilchrist, and his childhood idols were cricket teammate Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata Mangeshkar
The BCCI President Sharad Pawar offered the captaincy to Tendulkar, who instead recommended Mahendra Singh Dhoni to take over the reins.

Sri Lankan cricket team in India in 2005โ€“06

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Dhoni had few batting opportunities in the first two games of the Sri Lankan bilateral ODI series (Octoberโ€“November 2005) and was promoted to No. 3 in the third ODI at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Jaipur).
India's wicket-keeper MS Dhoni also made his mark, being the second highest averaging batsman of the series, and he made 183 not out in one of the matches, which was at the time the sixth-highest innings by a batsman in an ODI.

Indian cricket team in South Africa in 2013โ€“14

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India toured South Africa and New Zealand in the 2013-14 season and ending up losing both series, 0-2 and 0-4 respectively.
The Indian team was led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni while South Africa was captained by AB de Villiers (for ODIs) and Graeme Smith (for Tests).

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

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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, the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, in 2018.

Parthiv Patel

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The team also saw the entry of wicket-keeper/batsmen from the junior ranks, with talents like Parthiv Patel and Dinesh Karthik (both India U-19 captains) named in the Test squads.
He did not keep wicket as the Indian wicketkeeper as captain MS Dhoni was in the team.

2011 Indian Premier League

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In the Indian Premier League, he captained the Chennai Super Kings to victory at the 2010, 2011 and 2018 seasons, along with wins in the 2010 and 2014 editions of Champions League Twenty20.
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Pakistani cricket team in India in 2012โ€“13

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In 2012, Pakistan toured India for a bilateral series for the first time in five years.

West Indian cricket team in India in 2006โ€“07

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Preparations for the 2007 Cricket World Cup improved as India recorded identical 3โ€“1 victories over West Indies and Sri Lanka and Dhoni had averages in excess of 100 in both these series.

Indian cricket team in England in 2018

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Dhoni went past 10,000 ODI runs in the second ODI against England during his team's 2018 tour, and became the fourth Indian and twelfth overall to do so. He had a relatively mediocre series, having scored 79 runs in two innings at a lowly strike rate of 63.20.
In the second T20I, MS Dhoni played in his 500th international cricket match.

English cricket team in India in 2016โ€“17

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Dhoni stepped down as captain of India in the limited over formats in January 2017, just ahead of the ODI series at home against England.
Prior to the naming of the squads for the ODI and T20I matches, MS Dhoni announced that he was standing down as India's limited-overs captain.