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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.

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 Frankly speaking I don't know. I think it is always better to have problem of plenty rather than having nobody who can fill in the space. It is good to have Rohit Sharma in good form. He was in good form even in the IPL if you see. He is one batsman, who has scored consistently. As of now, I don't know what will happen when it comes to the batting order. It is good to have talented and performing cricketers in the side 
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni / June 03, 2009
 I don't think we bowled well in the last two overs. I think we need to improve on that because today we were looking for the basics like yorkers. You have to see who is batting at that point of time, what innovative shots he can play, whether the ball has scuffed enough to get the reverse swing going 
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni not happy with India's bowling in the death overs / June 03, 2009
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 It is a tough call to make right now but definitely it is a thought on my mind now. As of now I can say we have the option of part-time spin bowlers. We don't have the talent in the side who can bowl seam up so we will have to sacrifice one fast bowler if we have to take that extra spinner. You also have to look at your strength and you don't want to be too light when it comes to batting just because your batsmen are in form 
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni on playing two spinners / June 03, 2009
 Instead of yorkers, we wanted to bowl back of the length deliveries in the final three overs. Unfortunately it didn't work 
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni on losing the warm up match of the twenty20 world cup against New Zealand / June 02, 2009
 We have seen other teams do it regularly so we wanted to use this opportunity of warm-up game to try it out. Unfortunately, it didn't work on Monday. If we have to go to the basics of bowling yorkers, we would do so, 
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni experimenting in the warm up match against New Zealand in the Twenty20 world cup / June 02, 2009

 Cricket is a very cruel game, the moment you relax is when you are in trouble. 
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Cricket / May 31, 2009
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 The IPL will help us but not only us. There are quite a few players from other countries but most of our players are in the IPL. The best thing is that our youngsters will know how to handle pressure, when in the last over you need 10 or 15 runs, everyone in our side has faced that situation. It's good exposure for our guys to play against guys like Brett Lee and Shane Warne. 
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni / May 31, 2009
 Of course it is a pleasure representing your country after the IPL where you have limited talent in your side. But here we have plenty of options and we have the cream of the IPL so there is less pressure on each and every individual. 
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Twenty20 World Cup / May 31, 2009
 The wicket was a bit slow but they played better cricket score. We were looking for a 160 score but we lost wickets at the wring time. They outplayed us. We were short by 15 runs at least. Bowling was a bit fragile, but we could have made it tougher for them 
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni after losing in the semifinal against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2009 / May 23, 2009
 From now it will be more of a lottery system. If one batsman has a good day then he can take the team through. One can say that till now one had to play as a team consistently but now onwards it will be about three hours. 
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni / May 21, 2009