MS Dhoni’s Profile: Barring Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni is arguably the most popular and definitely the most scrutinized cricketer from India. He has done so coming from the cricketing backwaters, the mining state of Jharkhand, and through a home-made batting and wicketkeeping technique, and a style of captaincy that scales the highs and lows of both conservatism and unorthodoxy. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India has won the top prize in all formats: the No.1 Test ranking for 18 months starting December 2009, the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the World Twenty20 on his captaincy debut in 2007.
- Current Age: 36 years 113 days
- Born: July 7, 1981, Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand)
- Playing Role: Wicketkeeper batsman
- Batting Style: Right-hand bat
- Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Playing for Teams: India, Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand, Rising Pune Supergiants