MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI

  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely 10 hours 38 minutes ago

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Dhoni wishes his hockey team ahead of HIL 4 days ago

    Bhubaneswar: India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may well be playing the tri-series Down Under, but he hasn't forgotten to wish his team, Ranchi Rays, ahead of the Hockey India League (HIL), which begins here on Thursday. Rays' captain and penalty corner specialist Ashley Jackson said on Wednesday that though he...
  • Dhoni said this is our core team for next 7-8 yrs: Wriddhiman Saha 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Being Mahendra Singh Dhoni's understudy for the past four years has taught Wriddhiman Saha the virtue of patience and he said Dhoni had predicted after walking into Test sunset that the current bunch will form the core of the Indian cricket team for the next 7-8 years. "MS addressed...
  • Stuart Binny is the best seam allrounder in India: MS Dhoni January 17, 2015

    Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has thrown his weight behind allrounder Stuart Binny's selection in India's World Cup squad. "Irrespective of all the debate, the best seam allrounder in India has been picked," Dhoni said ahead of India's Carlton Mid ODI Tri-series opener against Australia on Sunday. Binny's inclusion, ahead of Yuvraj...
  • New Team India jersey will erase distractions: MS Dhoni January 16, 2015

    Melbourne: Team India's new jersey launched exactly a month before their World Cup campaign starts in Australia, has become an instant hit with the players. ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the lightweight uniform will help the players focus better during the heat of battle on the field. The kit combines...
  • We hope to play the World Cup final: MS Dhoni January 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Back at the helm after retiring from Tests, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Thursday that his team will look for an encore when they start their title defence at the World Cup beginning next month. "We would definitely like to repeat our performance from 2011. But the change...
  • India unveil new World Cup jersey January 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Nike, the official apparel sponsor of the Cricket Board (BCCI), on Thursday unveiled Indian team's new One-Day International kit which the players will sport in the triangular series in Australia starting from Friday. The Indian cricketers will be seen in their new striking ODI kit when they take the field...
  • No scope for relaxation in international cricket: Wriddhiman Saha January 13, 2015

    Kolkata: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement from Test cricket could prove to be a boon for Wriddhiman Saha, who had been waiting in the fringes for long, but the Bengal wicketkeeper on Tuesday said there's no way he could breathe easy. "There's no scope for relaxing in international cricket, there's...
  • Kapil Dev hails Dhoni's retirement timing January 13, 2015

    Saluting his decision to retire from Test cricket, former India captain Kapil Dev on Tuesday said Mahendra Singh Dhoni has given everybody, including the chair-greedy administrators, a food for thought with his bold step. "You could have easily played 100 Tests. We could not do it what you have done by...
  • India vs Pakistan World Cup clash to be most watched match in history January 12, 2015

    Melbourne: The marquee cricket World Cup match between arch-rivals India and Pakistan in Adelaide on February 15 will be the most watched in the history of the game as it is expected to attract more than a billion viewers, according to a report. The Group B clash will eclipse the 988...
  • Virender Sehwag wishes Team India ahead of World Cup title defence January 9, 2015

    Gurgaon: With the International Cricket Council Cricket World Cup just a little over a month away, out-of-favour batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday wished the Indian team and hoped that the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side would be able to defend its title in Australia and New Zealand. "We are going to play...
  • India in Australia: Virat Kohli's Aggression adds spice to final Test January 4, 2015

    Sydney: Virat Kohli's pressing task as the new Test skipper is to arrest India's woeful away record, starting with Tuesday's final Test against Australia in Sydney. Kohli assumed the mantle as India's new captain following the sudden Test retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni after last week's Melbourne Test, opening debate on...
  • Dhoni's absence gives Australia advantage: David Warner January 4, 2015

    Sydney: The sudden retirement of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India's most capped and most successful Test captain, gives Australia an early advantage in the build-up to the fourth and final Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) beginning Tuesday, opener David Warner said on Sunday. "MS (Dhoni) thinks a lot about...
  • Let's see how aggressive is Virat Kohli as captain: David Warner January 4, 2015

    Sydney: The Australian mind games targetting India's new Test captain Virat Kohli continued on Sunday with opener David Warner saying that it would be interesting to see how "fiery" the batsman would be when he leads the side out in the fourth and final Test starting here on Tuesday. "I'd like...
  • Hussey clueless about Dhoni recommending him as India coach January 2, 2015

    Former Australia cricketer Michael Hussey has said he is surprised by reports claiming that Mahendra Singh Dhoni had suggested his name to replace Duncan Fletcher as India's coach. Hussey, who is currently the skipper of Sydney Thunder in Big Bash, said on Friday that he is not sure whether he is...
  • Rift between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli is trash talk: Ravi Shastri January 2, 2015

    All is well between India's incoming and outgoing Test captains, and talk of a rift between Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni is nothing but just trash, said India's Team Director Ravi Shastri in an interview to ESPNCricinfo. "You guys have no idea of the respect Dhoni commands, not just from...
  • Dhoni is a true gentleman of the game: Brad Haddin January 1, 2015

    Sydney: Left surprised by Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement from Test cricket, Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin on Thursday said that the Indian is a "true gentleman" of the game and has left his team in a much better position than it was when he took over. "The great thing about MS Dhoni...
  • Will MS Dhoni call it quits after the World Cup? January 1, 2015

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, just like his captaincy in the longest format, can take people by surprise with his moves - sometimes with his witty remarks, at other times with his change in tactics in the middle of a match. But that's what makes him so unique as a player and...
  • BCCI contemplates sending Dhoni home before 4th Test December 31, 2014

    Sydney: According to a report, Sydney Morning Herald speculated that Dhoni may not be in Sydney to see the baton formally passed to Virat Kohli with India contemplating sending the former Test captain home before the fourth Test. "Dhoni travelled to Sydney with the Indian team a day after shocking the...
  • Dhoni led by example not by rhetoric: Rahul Dravid December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Lavishing praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who has shocked the cricket world by retiring from Tests, former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid said the stumper-batsman would go down as a captain who led "more by example than by rhetoric or by words". "He was a captain I enjoyed playing under,"...
  • Dhoni's shock exit catches India off-guard December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sudden decision to quit Test cricket caught the country's media and former players by surprise on Wednesday, even though many felt his time at the top was over. Dhoni's retirement from the longer format on Tuesday, soon after the drawn third Test in Melbourne...
  • 'Spoilt brat' Virat Kohli assumes India Test helm December 31, 2014

    Firebrand batsman Virat Kohli is likely to instill a new aggression in the Indian team as he assumes the captaincy of a Test side which badly needs to start packing a punch on its travels. Dubbed by some opponents as a 'spoilt brat', the 26-year-old has been tasked with leading a...
  • What was the need for Dhoni to announce his retirement mid-series? December 30, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. ...
  • Who said what on MS Dhoni's Test retirement December 30, 2014

    India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his Test retirement with immediate effect on Tuesday. Dhoni decided to call time on his Test career in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. Following are the reactions: Sachin Tendulkar: "well done on a wonderful career in test cricket @msdhoni. Always enjoyed playing together. Next target...
  • Harbhajan, Yuvraj refuse to comment on Dhoni's retirement December 30, 2014

    Rajkot: Former India offspinner Harbhajan Singh and his Punjab team-mate Yuvraj Singh, both axed from the national team, on Tuesday offered no reaction on the India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement from Test cricket. "I will not say anything as I have nothing to say," said Harbhajan. His teammate Yuvraj Singh was...
  • Dhoni's decision comes as a huge surprise, says Gavaskar December 30, 2014

    Melbourne: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni's retirement news was as surprising to him as to anybody and he never expected the 'Captain Cool' to quit Tests altogether. "The decision comes as a huge surprise. Though it is not sudden. I was expecting him to step down...
  • Dhoni's retirement is an untimely decision, say junior players December 30, 2014

    MS Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. ...
  • Dhoni's retirement stumped me, says K Srikkanth December 30, 2014

    MS Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. ...
  • MS Dhoni retires: Tenure vindicated India's malaise of poor travellers December 30, 2014

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with all the success that he has got at the international level, always gave that guy next door feeling and from the streets of Ranchi to becoming the heartthrob of millions, he always had his own way of doing things. We might agree to disagree on a...
  • It is absolutely right call from MS Dhoni, says Shishir Hattangadi December 30, 2014

    MS Dhoni, India's most successful Test captain, has decided to call time on his Test career with immediate effect in the wake of India's series defeat against Australia. ...