Mahendra Singh Dhoni

  • Bring it on! Dhoni dares testing English wickets July 15, 2014

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni insists he wants his side exposed to classic English conditions during the remainder of the tourists' five-match series after the first Test at Trent Bridge ended in stalemate. On a pitch that was arguably slower and lower than many Indian surfaces, the tourists ground out a...
  • Dhoni optimistic India can banish away-day blues July 9, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes his largely youthful side can put their miserable away record behind them as they prepare for their first five-Test series in England in 55 years. Dhoni's men haven't won a Test outside of India since they beat the West Indies at Kingston, Jamaica, in June 2011 -...
  • Numbers game: India at Trent Bridge July 8, 2014

    On Wednesday morning, when Mahendra Singh Dhoni walks out for the toss with Alastair Cook in the first Investec Test against hosts England, he will become the first Indian captain to lead the team in successive Tests at Trent Bridge. Here are some facts from the Trent Bridge cricket ground...
  • My gut feeling driven by logic and experience: MS Dhoni July 7, 2014

    Nottingham: Being instinctive is seen as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's best attributes but the man who has captained India to unprecedented highs in the last seven years reveals that his often talked about gut feeling is backed by cold logic. In a rare interview on his 33rd birthday, Dhoni recollected the time...
  • Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: India's most successful captain turns 33 July 7, 2014

    India's most successful captain and arguably the best finisher of the limited-overs format Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 33 today - entering what could be the last phase of his distinguished career leading up to the World Cup early next year. Dhoni - who made his international debut on December 23, 2004,...
  • Bowling unit keeps Dhoni guessing ahead of first Test July 4, 2014

    Derbyshire: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have to put in some serious thinking in the next four days as to what exactly will be his team's bowling combination in the first Test against England at Trent Bridge, starting July 9. The Indian attack led by the erratic Ishant Sharma gave...
  • India searching for answers before Derbyshire tour game June 30, 2014

    Derbyshire: After a not-so-satisfactory first practice game against Leicestershire, India are still searching for answers when they take on Derbyshire in their second three-day tour match starting on Tuesday. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and company may have had decent batting practice in the rain-marred game in Leicester before the first of the...
  • Andhra court issues arrest warrant against India captain MS Dhoni June 24, 2014

    A court in Andhra Pradesh issued an arrest warrant against Indian cricket team captain MS Dhoni for allegedly hurting the religious sentiments of Hindus. A local court in Anantapur issued the arrest warrant as Dhoni did not appear in the court despite three summons served in the past. It directed police...
  • Finishing games will be crucial in England, says MS Dhoni June 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday said that finishing games at first opportunity will be crucial for his side against a strong team like England during the upcoming five-match Test series beginning July 9 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. "2011 series in England and Australia was very disappointing series for...
  • MS Dhoni in Forbes list of world's highest paid athletes June 12, 2014

    New York: Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the lone Indian sportsman to figure on Forbes' list of world's 100 highest paid athletes. The list is being been topped by American boxer Floyd Mayweather and includes golfer Tiger Woods and tennis stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Dhoni is...
  • Dhoni, Maxwell among most searched IPL players May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Kings XI Punjab's wonder boy Glenn Maxwell have been the most searched 'Man of the Match' players in this season's Indian Premier League (IPL). Chennai Super Kings are also the most searched team besides Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Kings...
  • IPL 2014: MS Dhoni's pitch-reading worked in CSK's win over KKR May 3, 2014

    Ranchi: Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was as pleased as punch after his side`s convincing 34-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Friday. Dhoni said he was worried at the toss about how the pitch would behave. "We were worried about how the pitch...
  • Cricket's style icons Kohli, Dhoni and Pietersen set the mood for IPL: 7 unpredictable hairstyles to look out for in IPL 7 April 28, 2014

    The Indian Premier League is not just a battle of cricketing talent. There is sizzling energy on the field and glamour on the stands in this shortest form of cricket. The enthusiasm in the stands is infectious as fans cheer not just their favourite teams but also their beloved cricketers....
  • Shah Rukh Khan performs at IPL gala dinner; lauds Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni for their sporting spirit on Twitter April 16, 2014

    Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan who is also the co-owner of Kolkata Knight Riders, along with 'Chennai Express' co-star Deepika Padukone wowed fans with their performance at the Pepsi IPL Gala Dinner in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. The actor was quick to take to Twitter to thank Shane, Virat and...
  • MS Dhoni wary of Sri Lankan spinners in World Twenty20 final April 5, 2014

    Mirpur: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has pointed to Sri Lankan spinners as the ones to watch out for when the two teams clash in the final of the World Twenty20 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium on Sunday. Spinners Rangana Herath and Sachithra Senanayake have done exceptionally well in the tournament...
  • MS Dhoni on the cusp of becoming the first captain to win three World Cups April 6, 2014

    Mirpur: In sublime form through the tournament, India would be aiming to become the first team to win the World Twenty20 title for a second time but a gutsy Sri Lanka stands in the way in what promises to be an exciting summit clash between the subcontinental rivals on Sunday. While...
  • Dhoni pays Rs 20 crore income tax in 2013-14 March 28, 2014

    Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has paid Rs 20 crore income tax in 2013-14 to retain his pole position as the highest individual tax payer in the Bihar and Jharkhand region, a senior Income Tax official said on Friday. Dhoni has paid an income tax worth Rs 20 crore in...
  • MS Dhoni has done nothing wrong and is innocent: BCCI tells Supreme Court March 28, 2014

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday told the Supreme Court that the allegations that have been made against Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the context of an investigation into alleged corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL) are false. The Indian captain has also been...
  • Batting hasn't been tested as yet, says MS Dhoni March 24, 2014

    Mirpur: With top order clicking for India consistently, not many of their batsmen have got a chance to bat so far in the World Twenty20 but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the batsmen will be tested in the coming games. India beat West Indies by seven wickets on Sunday following an...
  • World Twenty20: Chris Gayle a threat as upbeat India run into West Indies March 23, 2014

    After a thumping win over Pakistan on Friday in their World Twenty20 opener, Team India will now have to brace up for the defending champions West Indies when the two teams square up against each other in Mirpur on Sunday. Add to that the threat of Chris Gayle that India...
  • Warm-up loss could affect Pakistan against India, says Inzamam March 20, 2014

    Karachi: Furious with the Pakistan cricket team after its heavy loss against South Africa in a warm-up match, former captain Inzamam-ul Haq feared the defeat will bog the side down in its much-anticipated World Twenty20 Championship opener against arch-rivals India. Pakistan's batting collapsed miserably for 71 as they prepared for Friday's...
  • Dhoni's return doesn't make a difference, says Hafeez March 19, 2014

    Pakistan's T20 skipper initiated the mind games ahead of mouth-watering 'Super 10' opener against India in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. MS Dhoni wasn't part of the India squad that played the Asia Cup and lost to a Shahid Afridi-inspired Pakistan in the final over. But the India skipper...
  • Zee rebuts Dhoni's allegations, says moved SC with evidences March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: After India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni filed a Rs. 100 crore defamatory suite against Zee network for maligning his image in a news related to the IPL scandal, Zee rebutted Dhoni's allegations saying that it never targeted any individual or showed any programme targeting any individual. Zee said that...
  • World T20 warm-up: Malinga's four-for hands SL five-run win over India March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian team's batting woes continued in the familiar sub-continental conditions as they lost their opening warm-up tie of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka by five runs on Monday. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 153 for six and then bowled out India for 148 in exactly 20 overs. Needing 12...
  • BCCI to speak to coach Duncan Fletcher on team's poor run: sources March 13, 2014

    Stung by the growing calls for sacking the Indian coach, the BCCI, it seems, has finally woken up and has decided to speak to Duncan Fletcher shortly - sources told CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN has learnt the board has decided to speak to the under-fire Fletcher on the sidelines of the forthcoming World...
  • MS Dhoni, Duncan Fletcher to avoid media again March 12, 2014

    The World Twenty20 is an opportunity for the Team India to return to winning ways after defeats at the hands of South Africa, New Zealand and in Asia Cup. But skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not have to explain anything to the media before the team leaves for Dhaka on...
  • MS Dhoni-led Team India to leave for T20 World Cup on March 14 March 10, 2014

    Mumbai: The under-fire Indian squad, which flopped in the just concluded Asia Cup in Bangladesh, is set to depart from on Friday for the ICC World T20 Championship, scheduled in the same country from March 16. India open their campaign, to regain the title that they won in its inaugural year...