Mahendra Singh Dhoni

  • ODIs a good format to come back into form, says MS Dhoni 6 days ago

    Cardiff: Mahendra Singh Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133-run 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 Secretary-level talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hour-long 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 14, 2014

    In the build-up 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 security-related 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 coach-captain 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 54-run 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 2-1 up in the five-match series with a victory completed inside three days, meant India had won...
  • Will Srinivasan back long-time confidant Dhoni in the Jadeja-Anderson 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' 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....