Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Dhoni is the captain of India in all three forms of the game. His Test and ODI 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 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 to take India to victory for which he was awarded the Man of the Match.
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 June 2013, when India defeated England in the final of the Champions Trophy in England, Dhoni became the first captain to win all the three ICC trophies. He has also captained the Chennai Super Kings to victory in the 2010 and 2011 seasons of Indian Premier League along with the 2010 Champions League Twenty20.
Full name Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Born 7 July 1981 (age 32) Ranchi, Bihar, India
Nickname Mahi, MS, MSD
Height 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Batting style Right-hand batsman
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Wicket-keeper, India captain
National side India
Test debut (cap 251) 2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka
Last Test 14 February 2014 v New Zealand
ODI debut (cap 158) 23 December 2004 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no. 7
T20I debut (cap 2) 1 December 2006 v South Africa