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MS Dhoni

Data de nascimento: 7. Julho 1981


Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He is referred to by the media as Thala called affectionately by the CSK fans in Tamilnadu. An attacking right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket. He is also regarded as one of the best wicket-keepers in world cricket and is known to have very fast hands. He made his One Day International debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh, and played his first Test a year later against Sri Lanka.

Dhoni has been the recipient of many awards, including the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 , the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007, the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour, in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan, India's third highest civilian honour, in 2018. He was named as the captain of the ICC World Test XI in 2009, 2010 and 2013. He has also been selected a record 8 times in ICC World ODI XI teams, 5 times as captain. The Indian Territorial Army conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel to Dhoni on 1 November 2011. He is the second Indian cricketer after Kapil Dev to receive this honour.

Dhoni also holds numerous captaincy records such as the most wins by an Indian captain in Tests, ODIs and T20Is, and most back-to-back wins by an Indian captain in ODIs. He took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid in 2007 and led the team to its first-ever bilateral ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2007–08 Commonwealth Bank Series, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. In the final of the 2011 World Cup, Dhoni scored 91 not out off 79 balls handing India the victory for which he was awarded the Man of the Match. In June 2013, when India defeated England in the final of the Champions Trophy in England, Dhoni became the first captain to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies . After taking up the Test captaincy in 2008, he led the team to series wins in New Zealand and the West Indies, and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2008, 2010 and 2013. In 2009, Dhoni also led the Indian team to number one position for the first time in the ICC Test rankings. In 2013, under his captaincy, India became the first team in more than 40 years to whitewash Australia in a Test series. In the Indian Premier League, he captained the Chennai Super Kings to victory at the 2010, 2011 and 2018 seasons, along with wins in the 2010 and 2014 editions of Champions League Twenty20. He announced his retirement from Tests on 30 December 2014.In 2011, Time magazine included Dhoni in its annual Time 100 list as one of the "Most Influential People in the World." In 2012, SportsPro rated Dhoni as the sixteenth most marketable athlete in the world. In June 2015, Forbes ranked Dhoni at 23rd in the list of highest paid athletes in the world, estimating his earnings at US$31 million. In 2016, a biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story was made about him.

Dhoni holds the post of Vice-President of India Cements Ltd., after resigning from Air India. India Cements is the owner of the IPL team Chennai Super Kings, and Dhoni has been its captain since the first IPL season.

Dhoni is the co-owner of Indian Super League team Chennaiyin FC. On 14 July 2018 during the second ODI against England, Dhoni became the first wicket-keeper for India and also became the fourth overall to take 300 catches in ODIs. In the same match, he set another milestone for becoming the fourth Indian and the 12th overall player to reach 10,000 runs in ODI cricket, in fact went onto become only the second wicket-keeper batsman after Kumar Sangakkara to score 10,000 runs in ODIs.On 28 September 2018, he became the first Indian wicketkeeper and third overall to register 800 dismissals in international cricket.

Citações MS Dhoni

„Frankly speaking, i don't understand Duckworth lewis. I just wait for the umpire's decision.“

—  MS Dhoni
Reads the game better than anyone else and yet, isn't afraid to admit what he doesn't understand.

„Need a six in pressure situation? Call MS Dhoni.“

—  MS Dhoni
Ramiz Raja


„If 15 runs are needed of the last over, pressure is on the bowler,not on MS Dhoni.“

—  MS Dhoni
Context: If 15 runs are needed of the last over, pressure is on the bowler, not on MS Dhoni. Ian Bishop

„I've found him to be a really strong leader.“

—  MS Dhoni
Context: Dhoni has the respect of all other playing nations. I've found him to be a really strong leader. Glenn McGrath

„Dhoni is so calm and Kohli is the complete opposite.“

—  MS Dhoni
Context: The Indian cricket system has to feed off Virat Kohli. Going from MS Dhoni to Kohli has been a drastic change. Dhoni is so calm and Kohli is the complete opposite. Former RCB coach Ray Jennings' quotation in NDTV sports: Kohli Can Be 'Intimidating' In Dressing Room, Says Former RCB Coach 06 February 2018

„I don't mind repeating everything.“

—  MS Dhoni
But remember, his victories outnumber the defeats. Having won the World Cup in T20s and ODIs and also having won the Champions Trophy final, he was asked what he was left with.


„When you die, you die. You don't think which is a better way to die.“

—  MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni was asked which series whitewash hurt more, the 2011 tour of England or the one of Australia later that year. This is how he responded.

„Dhoni is best captain I have played under.“

—  MS Dhoni
Sachin Tendulkar

„Nobody seen form. It's state of mind where you are confident and you think very positively.“

—  MS Dhoni
Half the battle is in your head.What dhoni think about form.


„MS Dhoni is the best captain I have ever seen.“

—  MS Dhoni
Kevin Pieterson

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