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Indian Cricket Captain
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, also known as MS Dhoni is the current captain of the Indian team. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, CB Series of 2007-08 and the Border-Gavaskar trophy 2008 in which they beat Australia 2-0. He also led the team to their first ever bilateral ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Dhoni has also been the recipient of many awards including the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 (the first Indian player to achieve this feat), the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour in 2009. As of November 2009, Dhoni is the highest ranked ODI batsman on the ICC Rankings List. Dhoni was named as captain of Wisden's first-ever Dream Test XI Team in 2009 and has topped the list of world's top 10 earning cricketers compiled by Forbes.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Info
|Full Name||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|Date of Birth||July 7, 1981|
|Place of Birth||Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), India|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Other Names / Nick Names||Mahi|
|Batting style||Right-hand batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-hand medium|
|Role||Wicket-keeper, India captain|
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The easiest thing to do for me right now is to quit the captaincy and stay part of the side. That's running away from responsibility that's upon us. Of course there are others who will decide. There is BCCI and other administrative people who look into that. For me, my responsibility is to get the team together and be prepared for the next Test match.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni saying he won't run away from responsibility after India lost the third test against England / December 09, 2012
It's a very technical question. The beauty of it is we all know the problem and it will be great help if find out a solution. Everybody is asking the same question.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Zaheer Khan's fitness issue / December 09, 2012
As a leader this is a challenge thrown at me. It is always good to lead a side when you are performing well. That is not the time you need a leader. Leading a side is all about when the team is not doing well. To try to gel the team together. To back the youngsters, back the seniors. Try to move in the right direction.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni after India lost the third test against England to go 1-2 in the series / December 09, 2012
I don’t think that you can justify that Lee was going towards the point fielder. I don’t think he had real business to go over there and to decide to stand just in front of Tendulkar. That means he will have to take a longer way across. That is my reading of that particular run out. Tendulkar was disappointed that he was given out despite the bowler (Lee) standing on his way,
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni saying Lee has no business to stand in the way in Sachin Tendulkar's run out / February 26, 2012
The six was very special… The timing was perfect in the sense we needed it then the most. Even the World Cup six was special, but we could have won that match with singles. But this was the match when we really needed it.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni on hitting a six in the last over to beat Australia in the Commonwealthbank series / February 13, 2012
We don't get to play too many T20 international games. Usually it's one match on a tour. It's good we have two games. We'll try to make the most out of it. We'll look to play the XI best suited for that particular occasion, not thinking about the ODIs.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni / January 31, 2012
Of course. Test cricket is the real cricket.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni when asked if he is still interested in test cricket / January 31, 2012
It's not like he has become coach and we have lost two series, and all the blame needs to go to him.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn't like to blame the new coach Duncan Fletcher for the consecutive series loss against England and Australia / January 15, 2012
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