MS Dhoni

April 9th, 2011

Mahendra Singh Dhoni , (born July 7, 1981 in Ranchi , Jharkhand ) is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team .Initially recognized as an extravagantly flamboyant and destructive batsman, Dhoni is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper . Dhoni has come to be regarded as one of the coolest heads to captain the Indian ODI side. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, CB Series of 2007–08 , and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2008 in which they beat Australia 2–0. He also captained Chennai Super Kings to victory in the recent IPL 2010 .

Dhoni scored 148 against Pakistan in his fifth ODI match in 2005 — then the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper. Dhoni was handed a 2 match ban from playing in the ODI series against Sri Lanka for the team’s slow over-rate during the second one-dayer in Nagpur (18 December 2009) by ICC match referee Jeff Crowe . Preparations for the 2007 Cricket World Cup improved as India recorded identical 3–1 victories over West Indies and Sri Lanka and Dhoni had averages in excess of 100 in both these series.In the recnet final world cup match Dhoni completed 6000run in ODI career .

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