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Mahendra Singh Dhoni
|Dhoni at a promotional event in January 2013|
|Full name||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|Born|| 7 July 1981|
Ranchi, Bihar, India
|Nickname||Mahi, MS, MSD, Mass Strong Destruction|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Batting style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-hand medium|
|Role||Wicket-keeper, India captain|
|Test debut (cap 251)||2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||26-30 December 2013 v South Africa|
|ODI debut (cap 158)||23 December 2004 v Bangladesh|
|Last ODI||13 December 2013 v South Africa|
|T20I debut (cap 2)||1 December 2006 v South Africa|
|Last T20I||28 December 2012 v Pakistan|
|Domestic team information|
|2008–present||Chennai Super Kings|
|5 wickets in innings||–||–||–||–|
|10 wickets in match||–||–||–||–|
|Source: ESPNCricinfo, 14 November 2013|
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (born 7 July 1981), commonly known as M. S. Dhoni, is a cricket player and the captain of the current Indian cricket team. Dhoni is a right-handed batsman. He is known as the greatest captain of all time, having achieved more success than any other captain in the history of cricket.
The Indian cricket team won the 2011 Cricket World Cup under his captainship. His Test cricket and One Day International records are the best among all Indian captains to date. He took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid in 2007 and led the team to its first ever inter-country ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Dhoni also holds the post of Vice-President of India Cements Ltd. after resigning from Air India. India Cements is the owner of the Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings, and Dhoni has been its captain since the first edition of IPL.
Dhoni has also been given many awards, such as the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 (the first Indian player to achieve this), the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007 and the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian honour, in 2009.
M.S Dhoni is a right-handed batsman and also plays the role of a wicket-keeper. He mostly plays shots in the back foot, that is, he plays shots shifting his body weight on the right leg. He has his own famous cricket shot, called the "Helicopter", that can pick balls and send them in the galleries for six runs.
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- "India news: MS Dhoni is the best captain I have player under: Sachin Tendulkar". ESPN Cricinfo. http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/content/story/509507.html.
- "MS Dhoni joins BCCI boss' company as vice-president". 2 February 2013. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-02-02/top-stories/36703205_1_india-cements-ms-dhoni-corporate-trophy.
- "India Cements appoints Dhoni as Vice-President". 2 February 2013. http://www.thehindu.com/business/companies/india-cements-appoints-dhoni-as-vicepresident/article4369568.ece?homepage=true.
- "IPL 2013:Skills and Innovations: Helicopter shot". specials.cricbuzz.com. http://specials.cricbuzz.com/t20-league/2013/innovations-zone/skills/21/The-Helicopter-Shot.