MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI

  • Cricket World Cup: I am not at all surprised with India's turnaround, says Ravi Shastri 17 hours 1 minutes ago

    Perth: India's stunning turnaround of fortunes in the World Cup may have surprised many but not team director Ravi Shastri, who says the "script went on expected lines" as he had full faith in the players' abilities. India entered the quadrennial extravaganza following a winless tour Down Under and the defending...
  • World Cup: What's the fuss about Dhoni turning up late 20 hours 12 minutes ago

    There have been some write-ups on how India's captain is insensitive towards international media, and Indian media in particular, by coming late for a press briefing and how he made them wait for hours. Media is rather touchy and seems to be taking out on the captain. If indeed there are...
  • World Cup: India team has good all-round strength, says Clive Lloyd Yesterday

    Perth: Praising the Indian team, Former West Indies captain and chairman of selectors Clive Lloyd has said that the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side has "all-round strength" with players like in-form Shikhar Dhawan and the ever-consistent Virat Kohli. Lloyd, who led a strong Caribbean outfit with one of the best-ever fast bowling...
  • Kohli, Dhoni slide down; Shami gains 14 places in ODI rankings Yesterday

    Brisbane: Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni slipped down the ladder to be fourth and 10th respectively, while Shikhar Dhawan retained his seventh spot in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings released on Monday. In the ODI bowlers' chart, however, Indian pacer Mohammad Shami and Ravichandaran Ashwin made upward movements. While...
  • World Cup: Is Dhoni right in saying India can't play Associates more? 2 days ago

    When Mahendra Singh Dhoni made an impassioned plea for India to not be made to play against associate nations beyond the ambit of ICC-conducted tournaments, you went, 'Come on'. Literally seconds earlier, the Indian captain had spoken at length about nurturing cricket in the smaller nations, and taking the sport...
  • A hat-trick of wins and India's best ever World Cup start 2 days ago

    Never before have India started a World Cup in such rip-roaring fashion. Not when they crashed into the final in South Africa in 2003. Not even when they conquered the world on their way to title triumphs in England in 1983 and in their own backyard four years ago. For the...
  • World Cup 2015: India go from butterfingers to electric-heels in the field 2 days ago

    Mumbai: It is one of the accepted truths of international cricket that fielding is not India's particular forte but Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men have taken bold steps towards altering that reputation at the World Cup. Too often in the past, India's fast bowlers have been liabilities in the field, while during...
  • World Cup: Team India insensitive towards world media 2 days ago

    If you had to ask someone to give you advice on how to win friends and influence people, you definitely shouldn't turn to Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men. They can turn on the charm when they so desire, but by and large, they are particularly indifferent, if not insensitive,...
  • World Cup: India should be wary of minnow threat against UAE 4 days ago

    India have showed up in the World Cup with an attitude that can keep the demons away but cricket is a game where you are as good as your previous day and India need to field their best team against the UAE to ensure that they are in the knock-out...
  • World Cup: India drawing plans for death-over batting 5 days ago

    Perth: It has been a near-flawless performance by the Indian cricket team in the ongoing ICC World Cup but there is one grey area that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and the team management would quickly like to address before the side gets ready for the all-important knock-out stage of the...
  • World Cup: 'Dummy catch' to 'Fielding match', Team India does it all 6 days ago

    Perth: Innovation is the name of the game if one wants to beat drudgery of mundane training sessions as Team India showed on Wednesday during their 75-minute fielding session with drills that had the cricketers interested and enjoyed every bit of it. There weren't any ground breaking new methods deployed at...
  • Vasai's Swapnil Patil all geared to play against Dhoni and Co. 1 week ago

    Mumbai: When Swapnil Patil steps on to the field wearing the United Arab Emirates colours against Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men in their World Cup tie, his near and dear ones here would root for him but they would support the Men in Blue. "We would like him and UAE...
  • Never in my wildest dream I thought of such big win: Sunil Gavaskar February 23, 2015

    Perth: Lavishing praise on Team India for defeating South Africa in the cricket World Cup, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar on Monday said he never thought in his wildest dream that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would beat the Proteas by such a huge margin. Defending champions India crushed South Africa by 130...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Flexibility is Rahane's key strength, says MS Dhoni February 23, 2015

    Perth: Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that talented Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane is one player who has improved by leaps and bounds in recent times and is ready to don any hat for the team's cause. His 60-ball-79 against South Africa was equally important in the final context of...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Teams will now take India's bowling seriously February 23, 2015

    Two clinical but extremely convincing wins has set the ball rolling in the right direction for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men. The much assailed Indian bowling line-up would undoubtedly be the most discussed topic hereon in the team meetings of most countries in the tournament. More than the talent that the...
  • Cricket fraternity hails India's big win over SA February 22, 2015

    Melbourne: As India broke a long-standing World Cup jinx against South Africa on Sunday, appreciation and congratulatory messages poured in from the cricket fraternity which hailed the team's "terrific" all-round performance in front of a packed MCG. Riding on another strong batting display powered by Shikhar Dhawan's strokeful century, India today...
  • World Cup: Short of runs, Dhoni inspects MCG track before SA clash February 21, 2015

    Melbourne: Call it by fate or by design, Mahendra Singh Dhoni probably shares a different kind of bonding with the Melbourne Cricket Ground as it was again evident on Saturday, a day before India's second group league encounter against South Africa in the World Cup. Exactly 52 days back, Dhoni had...
  • Cricket World Cup: Tougher test awaits India against South Africa, says Ajit Agarkar February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: India may have been impressive in their World Cup opener against Pakistan, but former pacer Ajit Agarkar feels a sterner test awaits Mahendra Singh Dhoni's side when they take on a much stronger South Africa in their second pool match on Sunday. "You will always get a tougher test...
  • World Cup 2015: It will be India's batting vs South Africa's bowling February 20, 2015

    I will start this column by stating the facts: South Africa has never lost to India in an ICC Cricket World Cup fixture. I will also qualify that statement by adding these two teams have only played each other three times in ICC's pinnacle tournament and all three games have...
  • ICC World Cup: Seeking runs, Dhoni gets batting advice from Ravi Shastri February 20, 2015

    Melbourne: An overwhelming win over Pakistan may have brought a lot of cheer to the Indian cricket team after an indifferent 'Australian Summer', but there are a few grey areas that are yet to be addressed by the side, including skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's poor run with the bat. Therefore, it...
  • MS Dhoni fails to collect 'souvenir' bail after Pakistan victory February 16, 2015

    Everyone is aware of Mahendra Singh Dhoni's penchant for collecting stumps as souvenirs after every India win but just like last year's World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, he won't be able to collect any during the ongoing ODI World Cup irrespective of his team's victories. The World Cup in Australia and New...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni hails 'complete game', Misbah-ul-Haq seeks to forget February 16, 2015

    Adelaide: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni hoped Sunday's World Cup win over Pakistan will serve as a "benchmark" for his team, but refused to gloat over the unbeaten tournament record against their arch-rivals. "This was a complete game and should serve as a benchmark for the rest of the tournament," Dhoni...
  • MS Dhoni, the leader, will be key to India's fortunes: Chandu Borde February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The class of 2011 overlooked, former captain and chief selector Chandu Borde says India's fortune in the upcoming World Cup will largely depend on the way their experienced skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads the bunch, which is a mix of youth and experience. The defending champions head into the...
  • Abhishek Bachchan congratulates Mahendra Singh Dhoni on becoming a father February 8, 2015

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan has welcomed Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to 'the club' of fatherhood. Dhoni's wife Sakshi gave birth to a daughter at a private hospital in Gurgaon Friday. "Congratulations to @msdhoni and Sakshi on the arrival of their angel. Welcome to the club guys. Good bless," Abhishek tweeted....
  • Team India lacks consistency, feels Srinivas Venkataraghavan February 5, 2015

    Chennai: Former India captain Srinivas Venkataraghavan is of the opinion that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's team lacks consistency and expressed concerns at the "unstable" opening combination going into the upcoming World Cup. India's run-up to the quadrennial extravaganza has been far from impressive, with the team failing to win a single international...
  • Pressure will be on India in opener against Pakistan: Venkatapathy Raju February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: India may have never lost to Pakistan in a World Cup but former spinner Venkatapathy Raju feels that being the defending champions the pressure will be on the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team when it faces off against the arch-rivals in their opening game in Adelaide. "India have done better...
  • Cricket expert? Tell us your four World Cup semi-finalists February 4, 2015

    India's form isn't great, New Zealand peaking just at the right time, Pakistan stay unpredictable, beating Australia at home is tough. Hang on! Don't take the minnows lightly. Will the favourites make it to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 semi-finals? You tell us by selecting your top four....
  • Team India quits cricket for a while to rejuvenate February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has decided to completely unwind and take his mind away from cricket before the ICC World Cup as he along with three team-mates have left for an adventure park in the outskirts of Adelaide on a "two-day trekking and fishing trip". The wicketkeeper-batsman along...
  • Expect something special from Dhoni at World Cup February 3, 2015

    MS Dhoni may be having a tough time getting his team back to the winning ways in Australia, but former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming feels the influential India skipper could turn out to be the go-to man in his team's World Cup title defence. Writing in his column for the...