India Captain

  • MS Dhoni becomes first wicketkeeper to captain in 150 ODIs November 25, 2013

    MS Dhoni reached a special landmark in Vizag on Sunday, becoming the first wicketkeeper in the history of oneday internationals (ODI) to captain a side in 150 matches. Dhoni, who celebrated the landmark with his customary blitzkrieg in a 40ball 51*, would have loved to celebrate his achievement with a win...
  • Virat Kohli or Cheteshwar Pujara - who is India's future captain? September 12, 2013

    New Delhi: It's quite apparent by now that Indian batting legacy will be carried forward by Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara - the former belonging to the Sourav Ganguly school of aggression and the latter following in the footsteps of Rahul Dravid. Incidentally both the legends are former India captains,...
  • Reticent MS Dhoni refuses to take questions on IPL fixing May 29, 2013

    Mumbai: India captain MS Dhoni chose to remain quiet when confronted with spotfixing questions in a press conference here on Tuesday evening. Dhoni, who was to address the media ahead of the team's departure to England for the upcoming Champions Trophy, didn't say a word every time there was a...
  • Dhoni's captaincy was questioned: Srikkanth December 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Reacting to former coselector Mohinder Amarnath's revelation about board president N Srinivasan stopping the sacking of MS Dhoni as skipper after the tour of Australia, the then chief of selectors Kris Srikkanth confirmed that Dhoni's captaincy was "seriously discussed," while refusing to elaborate on that. "I admit Sehwag's captaincy...
  • Dhoni more confused than aggressive of late October 4, 2012

    MS Dhoni asks a leftarm spinner to open the bowling in a Test. Some may term that aggressive, but when Dhoni does not give the bowler a silly point (to righthander, of course) you can only call it absurd. In a Twenty20 international, Dhoni gives his fast bowler two slips....
  • Dhoni's tactics killing Test cricket August 31, 2012

    What's Test cricket without the ball brushing past a batsman's nose? Nothing. That perfume ball made famous by ma Caribbean maan is fast losing height in India courtesy mostly the tracks. And when that's not the case, MS Dhoni makes sure it stays nice and low by asking one...
  • Dhoni ready for Pakistan battle July 17, 2012

    India captain MS Dhoni says his team is looking forward to playing archrivals Pakistan in 3 ODIs and 2 T20s in DecemberJanuary. ...
  • 'Dhoni needs to work on his Test batting' May 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India captain Ravi Shastri feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni needs improvement as far as his batting in Test cricket is concerned but said he is doing a decent job as a skipper in the fiveday format. "There is room for improvement [for Dhoni] as a Test batsman," said Shastri....
  • Brand Dhoni rides high on World Cup win April 6, 2011

    New Delhi: Lifting the ICC World Cup trophy has lifted MS Dhoni's brand value too. He is now expected to get almost double his current rates post the win. The ad campaign for a LED television set featuring Dhoni has cost Sony Rs 100 crore. But Sony says it was worth...