Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Dhoni downplays Rahane's chances of making into squad for SA ODIs

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Kanpur, Oct. 10 - Indian limited-overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played down Ajinkya Rahane's chance of making into the playing XI in the five-match ODI series against South Africa, which starts in Kanpur on Sunday.

Keep supporting Indian team in transition, MS Dhoni to diaspora

Keep supporting Indian team in transition, MS Dhoni to diaspora

Toms River: In a rare public appearance in the US, Indian ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni interacted with the diaspora here and called on them to keep supporting the cricket team, which he said is going through a lot of changes.

"Keep supporting us. We have a good side, we have a good team. We are in a phase where we are going through a lot of changes but with all due support of yours, we will keep doing well," Dhoni said in an interaction at the Siddhivinayak Temple here on Sunday.

Dhawan, Dhoni shine as India post daunting 318-run target for Bangladesh

Dhawan, Dhoni shine as India post daunting 318-run target for Bangladesh

Dhaka (Bangladesh), June 24 : India registered their highest score of the series in the third and final ODI against Bangladesh after they posted a daunting 318-run target for the hosts at Dhaka on Wednesday, thanks to contrasting fifties from captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Shikhar Dhawan.

Put in to bat first, India started off on a promising note as openers Rohit Sharma (29) and Shikhar Dhawan put on a 39-run partnership in seven overs before the former fell prey for the third time in the series to a delivery off Mustafizur Rahman.

Dhoni fined 75 percent of match fees for 'elbowing' Bangladesh pacer

Dhoni fined 75 percent of match fees for 'elbowing' Bangladesh pacer

Mirpur (Bangladesh), June 19 : Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been fined 75 percent of his match fees for allegedly elbowing debutant Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman during the first ODI of the three-match series in Mirpur on Thursday.

The 33-year-old captain was charged with Level 2 offence under ICC Code of Conduct for colliding with Mustafizur in the 25th over while trying to eke out a single during India's chase.

Bangladesh played good cricket as a team, says MS Dhoni

Bangladesh played good cricket as a team, says MS Dhoni

Mirpur : Humiliated by Bangladesh in the first cricket one-dayer of the three-match series, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday said the hosts were the better side on the day as they played "some really good cricket as a unit".

High-flying India was brought down to earth by a spirited Bangladesh who pulled off an upset 79- run victory in the first ODI dayer to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Dhoni fined for Level One offence after IPL encounter with Mumbai Indians

Dhoni fined for Level One offence after IPL encounter with Mumbai Indians

Mumbai, May 20 - Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was fined 10 per cent of his match fee for making "inappropriate public comments" on an umpire's decision during the first qualifier of the Indian Premier League cricket tournament against Mumbai Indians here.

Following his side's 25-run defeat to Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium last night, Dhoni had referred to the dismissal of opener Dwayne Smith as a "horrible decision".

"We lost momentum in the middle, and not to forget Smith got a horrible decision," Dhoni said during the post-match presentation ceremony.

Hussey believes Dhoni 'calmer' skipper than Clarke, McCullum

Hussey believes Dhoni 'calmer' skipper than Clarke, McCullum

Wellington, Apr 07 : Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey has lavished praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, describing the Indian skipper as the 'calmer' captain than his contemporaries.

Hussey has reunited with two-time Indian Premier League champions Chennai Super Kings following a stint with Mumbai Indian last year.

Describing Dhoni as calmer captain than his contemporaries like Brendon McCullum and Michael Clarke, Hussey said that the Indian skipper doesn't get too flustered and thinks very clearly under pressure, Stuff. co. nz reported.

Dhoni says Vettori will be `key player` for Kiwis in trans-Tasman WC final against mighty Oz

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Wellington, Mar 27 - India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that veteran spinner Daniel Vettori will be the key player for New Zealand in the high octane trans-Tasman World Cup final against Australia on Sunday in Melbourne.

India ended their title defence after losing to Australia by 95 runs in the second semifinal clash in Sydney on Thursday.

Describing Vettori as the 'key factor', Dhoni said that Vettori's performance would be crucial because he was somebody in the middle overs who could really get wickets, Stuff. co. nz reported.

ICC World Cup 2015: New field restriction rules affected Yuvraj Singh's bowling, says MS Dhoni

Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Melbourne - Yuvraj Singh's 15 wickets in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was one of the major factors which contributed to Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifting the coveted trophy but the Indian captain says last edition's 'Player of The Tournament' is no longer as effective as he used to be in the current set-up.

Dhoni points to the change in field restrictions (with only four fielders outside the 30-yard circle) being precisely the reason why India lost "Yuvraj Singh, the handy left-arm spinner."

Raina, Dhoni fireworks propel unbeaten India to clinical six wicket win against Zimbabwe in WC tie

Raina, Dhoni fireworks propel unbeaten India to clinical six wicket win against

Wellington, Mar 14 : India finished on top of Pool B without conceding a single defeat in the group stage as they clinched a six-wicket win over Zimbabwe in a thrilling encounter at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.

The match saw Zimbabwean skipper Brendon Taylor knocking a splendid ton in his last ODI outing for the country and Suresh Raina scoring his maiden World Cup ton for India.

Put into bat first, Zimbabwe recovered from a shaky start to put up a respectable total of 287 runs before they were all bowled out with seven balls remaining.



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