MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI

  • Skipper Dhoni not 'innovative and proactive' enough: Michael Holding Yesterday

    New Delhi: Legendary West Indies fast bowler Michael Holding feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not "innovative and proactive enough as captain, especially in Tests" although India would remain a strong contender to retain their World Cup title in Australia next year. Holding believes that captaining the Indian ODI team is "not...
  • Dhoni must stay captain till 2015 World Cup, says Ganguly October 15, 2014

    Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership. While India's overseas record under Dhoni isn't anything to boast about, Ganguly feels the time is not right to think about a possible successor. "Not till...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories October 6, 2014

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  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle October 6, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Pakistan violates ceasefire again, India retaliates October 6, 2014

    Pakistan violated ceasefire yet again on Monday as its troops fired on Indian villages killing five people and injuring 30 others. ...
  • MS Dhoni biopic first look: Sushant Singh Rajput takes up the bat and dons a No 7 jersey September 25, 2014

    The first poster of the biopic on Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been released. The poster shows Sushant Singh Rajput wearing team India's uniform and posing with a bat.Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife Sakshi Dhoni took to twitter and rubbished all the rumours surrounding the movie. She...
  • CLT20: Bowlers need to come up with better performances, says MS Dhoni September 23, 2014

    Bangalore: His team might have registered a crushing 54run win over Dolphins but Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday indicated that it would need to improve its bowling to win the Champions League Twenty20. "If you want to win tournaments you have to come up with better performances,...
  • We will need to adapt to Champions League Twenty20, says MS Dhoni September 17, 2014

    Hyderabad: Chennai Super Kings' campaign in the last edition of the Indian Premier League was hampered due to Dwayne Bravo's injury which hurt the balance of their side and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is happy that the prolific allrounder is back again to don the yellow jersey. "The good thing for...
  • MS Dhoni keeps mum on booing of England players September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: In no mood to be drawn into a controversy at the end of an exhausting tour, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni steered clear of queries on England's cricketers, especially spinner Moeen Ali, getting booed on home turf during the oneoff Twenty20 match. India's tour of England drew to a close...
  • MS Dhoni takes blame for T20 loss in Birmingham September 8, 2014

    Birmingham: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni took the blame for his side's narrow threerun loss to England in the oneoff Twenty20 international after failing to finish off the game in the last over. India were set a target of 181 runs but they could only score 1775 despite Virat Kohli's first...
  • Soft dismissals cost us the Leeds ODI, says MS Dhoni September 5, 2014

    Leeds: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the target England set for them was very much achievable but soft dismissals scuttled their chances in the fifth onedayer on Friday. Dhoni himself was guilty of gifting away his wicket when he chased a wide delivery from Ben Stokes and handed an easy...
  • ODIs a good format to come back into form, says MS Dhoni August 28, 2014

    Cardiff: Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133run win in the second ODI against England on Thursday and the Indian captain said it's a "good format to come back into form" following the Test series debacle. Dhoni was cheered on...
  • Dhoni a serial offender in India's debacles abroad: Chappell August 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Slamming Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a "serial offender" in India's Test debacles abroad, former Australia captain Ian Chappell said if the team fails to compete at full throttle, then another capitulation is certain against a highly competitive Australian outfit. "There's no disgrace in losing; it's part of cricketing life. However,...
  • Lack of options leave Team India struggling with MS Dhoni dilemma August 21, 2014

    Beleaguered India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears set to retain his Test captaincy role if he has the desire to continue due to a sheer lack of alternative options to take on the job after yet another calamitous overseas tour. India's propensity for foreign failures was exposed in 2011...
  • Game over for Test captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni? August 20, 2014

    ESPNCricinfo's Senior Editor Gaurav Kalra reflects on whether time is up for Dhoni as India's Test captain. ...
  • Ravi Shastri appointment increases pressure on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Duncan Fletcher August 20, 2014

    London: Team India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and coach Duncan Fletcher remain in place, but only time will tell if the appointment of Ravi Shastri as director of cricket is a temporary measure or a sign of deeper changes ahead in the Indian cricket team management. Former captain Shastri was...
  • No need to remove MS Dhoni as India captain, says BCCI August 20, 2014

    Mumbai: With the World Cup only six months away, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) doesn't intend to sack India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, whose leadership has now been put under lens by critics. On a day when the BCCI cracked the whip in the aftermath of the...
  • Not the right time for 'Quit Dhoni' movement August 19, 2014

    You change a captain on performance grounds in two cases: (a) if he continues to fail as a skipper after his appointment or (b) when a proven leader hits a downward slide, fails to lift the team out of the hole and there's someone capable waiting in the wings to...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle August 18, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: India calls off talks with Pakistan August 18, 2014

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hourlong meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. ...
  • Captain Dhoni skips net practice, Ishant close to full fitness for fifth Test August 13, 2014

    In the buildup to the fifth and final Test against England, India on Wednesday regrouped here at The Oval as they looked to put behind the disappointment of their embarrassing innings defeat in the last game, even though skipper MS Dhoni was a notable absentee at the nets. And the Indian...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni's security downgraded after cops say 'no threat to cricketer' August 12, 2014

    The security cover to Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been downgraded to Y from Z category by Jharkhand government, the state's top police officer said on Monday. The decision to reduce the security category of Dhoni was taken at a recent review meeting on securityrelated matters being provided...
  • Dhoni three defeats away from matching Fleming's away Test record August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have forged a formidable coachcaptain combination with Stephen Fleming for the CSK in the Indian Premier League but the India captain is on the verge of equalling an ignominious record in possession of the former Black Caps skipper that of maximum number of...
  • Stat Attack: India's Manchester defeat their 14th within three days August 10, 2014

    India's humiliating innings and 54run defeat by England in the fourth Test at Old Trafford on Saturday was the latest away loss for Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men. This result, which saw England go 21 up in the fivematch series with a victory completed inside three days, meant India had won...
  • Will Srinivasan back longtime confidant Dhoni in the JadejaAnderson row? August 5, 2014

    The latest reports from England reveal that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni shot down and consequently prevented Team Manager Sunil Dev from exploring a settlement with the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on the row between James Anderson and Ravindra Jadeja. And after Anderson's admission of using foul language...
  • 3rd Test: Ballance, Cook defy India on day one, England 247/2 July 27, 2014

    Gary Ballance continued to enjoy the Indian attack with another Test century while skipper Alastair Cook made a welcome return to form as the two made the most of England's decision to bat with a total of 247 for 2 at stumps on day one of the third Test at...
  • ICC urges Dhoni, Cook not to 'undermine' judicial process July 27, 2014

    Southampton: The International Cricket Council (ICC) took strong exception to the critical comments made by India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his England counterpart Alastair Cook on the James Anderson Ravindra Jadeja altercation and urged both the captains to respect the judicial process. On the eve of the third Test, 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' fivematch 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 awayday 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 fiveTest 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...