MS DHONI

  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 1 Yesterday

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the Adelaide defeat after they lost the match in the final session on Day 5. Steven Smith will make his Test captaincy debut in place of ruled-out...
  • 123 players retained, 5 traded across teams for IPL 8 Yesterday

    A total of 123 cricketers, including 79 Indians and 44 overseas, were retained by the franchises for the 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League. Five Indian cricketers have been traded during the trading window this year. The window for the franchises to extend the player contracts on existing terms for...
  • 2nd Test: MS Dhoni returns as India plot Gabba heist Yesterday

    It will be a huge ask for Team India to pull themselves out of the painful Adelaide thoughts, but international sport is as much about getting back on your feet as it is about maintaining a stranglehold. A defeat in the final session of a Test is always painful and the...
  • John Abraham denies acting in M.S. Dhoni's biopic, says the news is 'utter rubbish' 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Actor-producer John Abraham, known for his love for sports, says he is not part of Neeraj Pandey's upcoming directorial 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story', a biopic on the Indian cricket captain. It was reported that John would play fast bowler Ishant Sharma in the biopic, which will see...
  • Virat Kohli happy to hand back captaincy to MS Dhoni 4 days ago

    Adelaide: Virat Kohli may have scored one of Test cricket's greatest final innings centuries and led India within sight of beating Australia, but he's more than happy to hand the captaincy back to MS Dhoni for the next Test. Kohli led a bold run chase on Saturday's gripping final day of...
  • MS Dhoni ranked 4th in Forbes India Celebrity list for 2014 6 days ago

    Indian skipper MS Dhoni is India's richest sportsperson according to the latest list of Forbes India celebs. Bollywood superstar Salman Khan tops the list and other sportspersons in the top 10 are Virat Kohli and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Dhoni is ranked 4th on the list, behind Salman Khan, Amitabh Bachchan...
  • Salman Khan tops the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list for 2014 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The 2014 Forbes India Celebrity 100 in its third year has found a new leader. For the first time in its three-year run, Shah Rukh Khan has been unseated from the top slot by friend and peer Salman Khan. Reason: The star didn't have a film release (barring...
  • Expect the unexpected in Australia: Virat Kohli December 8, 2014

    Virat Kohli is determined to make his mark as captain of India, if only for one Test as regular skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni recovers from a thumb injury on the sidelines. Kohli, long regarded heir apparent to 33-year-old Dhoni, confirmed he would lead India into the first Test against Australia in...
  • Test cricket back on after Phillip Hughes' death December 8, 2014

    Adelaide: The emotional road back to competition begins Tuesday for Australia's Test cricketers following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes. The Adelaide Oval match against India will serve as yet another tribute to the fallen Australian player. Cricket Australia said Sunday that spectators will be asked to stand for 63 seconds of...
  • Injured Dhoni ruled out of 1st Test, Kohli to lead India in Adelaide December 8, 2014

    Virat Kohli will lead India in the first Test against Australia in Adelaide, after regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was ruled out with a thumb injury. Dhoni was initially slated to sit out the opening Test of the series to rest an injured thumb but after the rescheduling in the wake...
  • Ram Charan to portray cricketer Suresh Raina in 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story' December 7, 2014

    According to sources, actor Ram Charan has signed his second Bollywood film. It is going to be a biopic of Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni with the title 'MS Dhoni - The Untold Story'. But Ram Charan will portray cricketer Suresh Raina's character which is a crucial part in the...
  • Injured Dhoni shows no discomfort in India's practice session December 7, 2014

    Sydney: Injured Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni attended an intense training session at the Adelaide Oval on Sunday showing no sign of discomfort on account of his right thumb injury, raising the prospect of his participation in the first Test against Australia starting Dec 9. The injury initially forced him...
  • Dhoni's captaincy under the microscope in Australia December 7, 2014

    Tours of Australia have traditionally been tests of character for visiting Indian cricketers and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will no doubt be put through the wringer when the four-Test series starts in Adelaide on Tuesday. Dhoni, having recovered from a thumb injury, joined his team-mates on Saturday and is expected to...
  • Coming out of transition phase, India must begin well in Australia December 7, 2014

    A tour to Australia, for more than a couple of decades, has had its own share of importance, throwing up characters that go on to make or break their careers. So it's not a riddle that every Indian team travelling to Australia has been put to the sternest of tests, and...
  • Shikhar Dhawan hints Dhoni might play Adelaide Test December 6, 2014

    Adelaide: In what would come as a change of plan for the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni might captain the side in the opening Test against Australia as he has joined the squad well in time for the four-match series, which had to be rescheduled following Phillip Hughes' death. Dhoni,...
  • MS Dhoni joins Team India in Australia ahead of Adelaide Test December 6, 2014

    Adelaide: India's players say they are focused on next week's opening Test as MS Dhoni's arrival in Australia on Saturday raised hopes he may lead his team against the home side at the Adelaide Oval. The tourists, like the Australians, are coming to terms with the tragic death of Test batsman...
  • India tour of Australia: a brief history December 6, 2014

    India's dream of winning a Test series in Australia hasn't fulfilled yet. They have toured Australia 10 times but never returned home with the trophy. Here is a look-back at India's performance in Australia from 1947 to 2012. 1947-48: India's first experience on the Australian soil came when the...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni dons a new hairstyle for Australia tour December 5, 2014

    Know to be a trendsetter when it comes to hair-styling, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is ready for the Australia tour in his new spick-and-span look. ...
  • India look to regain focus ahead of Test series December 3, 2014

    Team India will look to regain their focus ahead of the Test series starting next Tuesday, when they take on a Cricket Australia President's XI side in a two-day tour game starting on Thursday. The match will be played at the Gliderol Stadium in Glenelg (sub-urban Adelaide), venue of India's first...
  • Virender Sehwag hopeful of playing in 2015 World Cup December 2, 2014

    It's been close to two years that he has been out of the national team, but mercurial opener Virender Sehwag is still hopeful of making a cut in the 30-member probables list for the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. Despite not exactly setting the domestic stage on fire,...
  • MS Dhoni to join Team India ahead of Adelaide Test, will captain in Test series December 2, 2014

    Adelaide: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is expected to join the team ahead of the rescheduled first Test, commencing on December 9. Owing to a hand injury, Dhoni had not been named in the original squad for the first Test, earlier scheduled to be played in Brisbane from December 4. He...
  • Why should I ask Dhoni to resign: N Srinivasan December 1, 2014

    Chennai: Refusing to talk about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's role in his company India Cements, BCCI's President-in-exile N Srinivasan made it clear that the Indian captain would not be asked to resign despite questions about conflict of interest being raised against him. Srinivasan, who is also the ICC Chairman, declined comments on...
  • Ganguly was an emotional captain, Dhoni is not: VVS Laxman November 23, 2014

    Indian Test legend VVS Laxman said former India captain and teammate Sourav Ganguly was a good leader who identified match-winners. Laxman, who was known for his elegant and skillful wrist-play, heaped praise on Ganguly's captaincy at the 'Hindustan Times Leadership Summit' in New Delhi on Saturday. "A good leader identifies match-winners...
  • Problems persist for Dhoni in Tests but can win World Cup: Sourav Ganguly November 22, 2014

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the World Cup for India in 2011 after 28 long years, should stay at the helm for the team to defend their title in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. During the Test series in England, which...
  • Australia should be prepared to face aggressive India: Virat Kohli November 22, 2014

    For the first time in 22 years, the Indian team is embarking on a Test tour of Australia without greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Virender Sehwag but unperturbed by that, star batsman and captain for the first Test Virat Kohli said they...
  • We can beat Australia in their own backyard, says Virat Kohli November 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Set to embark on a gruelling Test tour of Australia starting December 4, star batsman Virat Kohli on Friday said India will play aggressive and positive cricket in their four-match series and his young side can beat the Aussies in their own backyard. "We are confident of our ability and...
  • Suresh Raina does a MS Dhoni, becomes co-owner of a HIL team November 17, 2014

    Lucknow: Following in the footsteps of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina has become the second cricketer to be associated with the Hero Hockey India League (HHIL) after he was named on Monday as the co-owner of the Uttar Pradesh Wizards franchise. Raina's association with HHIL comes closely on the heels of...