Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Lack of partnerships proved crucial: Dhoni

Lack of partnerships proved crucial: DhoniManchester, Sep 1 - India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said lack of partnerships cost the team a six-wicket defeat against England in the one-off Twenty20 international at the Old Trafford here Wednesday.

"Partnership is key, doesn't matter what format it is. Once you lose quick wickets, like we did after 12 overs, it doesn't help. You want to have at least five or six wickets in the slog overs," said Dhoni.

India lost nine wickets in the final eight as they slumped from 104 for one in the 13th over before being bowled out for 165, with three balls remaining.

Dhoni says adequate rest for Indian cricketers key to consistent performance

Dhoni says adequate rest for Indian cricketers key to consistent performanceLondon, Aug 31: In the wake of a strenuous four-match Test series followed by the much anticipated start of a challenging ODI series against England, Indian skipper M. S. Dhoni has stressed on the need for adequate rest for the players.

India will face England in a Twenty20 international today in Manchester, while the five-match ODI series will begin from Saturday.

Team India beats Leicestershire by 15 runs in T20 practice match

 Team India beats Leicestershire by 15 runs in T20 practice matchLeicester (UK), Aug 30 : Indian cricket team on Monday beat Leicestershire by 15 runs in the last practice T20 match at Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

Put to bat first, the visitors managed to score a decent 161 runs after losing five wickets and later restricted Leicestershire Foxes to 146.

Parthiv Patel who was included in the side in place of M. S. Dhoni was the top-scorer (40 off 31 balls).

No need to press panic buttons on Indian cricket: Dhoni

 No need to press panic buttons on Indian cricket: DhoniLondon, Aug. 18 : Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has cautioned his country''s selectors and the cricket board not go for "panic" measures in the wake of the sides three nil Test series loss to England.

Speaking ahead of the fourth and final Test to be played at The Oval from today, Dhoni said that rebuilding could wait, and that what is important is to stick to basics and keep things simple.

Team India sweats it out during net practice in London

Team India sweats it out during net practice in LondonLondon, Aug 17: Ahead of the fourth and final test, players of the Indian cricket team underwent a grueling practice session in London on Tuesday.

The Indian cricketers were seen playing football and sweating it out the nets at the Oval stadium.

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, ace batsmen, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli were seen engaged in stretching exercises after missing the practice since the last two days.

MS Dhoni and Sakshi have a blast in Goa

MS Dhoni and Sakshi have a blast in GoaOn Sunday the third and final One-Day International between India and Australia was dumped without a ball being bowled as a result of wet outfield which was caused by overnight rains. And to give the hosts a 1-0 series triumph, their first over the Aussies in above two decades.

This is the second such case in the three-match series however with the rejection of Sunday's ODI, Australia returned home devoid of winning a single game on their tour of India. Before the ODI series they had lost the two-match Test series 0-2.

Media boycotts Dhoni

Media boycotts Dhoni The print media has boycotted Mahendra Singh Dhoni after he kept the press waiting for over an hour for a conference, after the ODI match was decided in favor of Sri Lanka on Sunday. While he kept the media waiting, he was spotted playing football with his team members at the Rangiri Stadium.

As per the standard procedure, the captains of the two playing teams are obliged to address the media within 30 minutes of the prize distribution ceremony.

Before this, India had seen its worst ODI defeat in terms of the number of balls remaining for the opposition where Sri Lanka won with 209 balls still remaining.

Dhoni, Sakshi Reach Home Town Ranchi

Sakshi Mahendra DhoniIndian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni alsong with his newly-wed wife Sakshi Singh Rawat reached Ranchi on Wednesday amidst tight security.

MSD did not dishearten the buffs in Ranchi, as he came out with Sakshi and waved to the excited admirers from a gallery.

Dhoni shocked all his followers by tying the knot within 24 hours of his engagement to Sakshi.

The wedding ceremony took place on July 4 at Vishranti resorts on the outskirts of Uttarakhand's Dehradun city.

Bipasha: “Dhoni’s Wedding Was Planned”

Bipasha Basu, Mahendra Singh DhoniContrary to rumors that cricketer Dhoni decided to get married on the spur of the moment Bipasha Basu, a close friend of the cricketer, says the wedding was planned months in advance.

Says Bipasha, "The wedding on Sunday night was all planned. But no one was supposed to know about it. Whatever the truth, we must all be happy for the couple. It's party time!"

Alas, Bipasha's party for Dhoni's wedding would have to wait. She is shooting and couldn't join her boyfriend John Abraham for Dhoni's wedding.

Dhoni Ties Nuptial Knot With Childhood Friend Sakshi

Dhoni Ties Nuptial Knot With Childhood Friend SakshiStylist Indian cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday night tied the nuptial knot with childhood friend and hotel management student Sakshi Singh Rawat at a private ceremonial occasion in a lavish farmhouse in Dehradun.

The wedding ceremony was strictly a private affair though crowds of media people waited outside the site to captivate the entry of visiting guests as well as the mood. The ceremonial occasion was attended by close friends and some teammates.

Reports said that Dhoni was wearing a black sherwani.

Moin Khan Full Of Praise For MSD

Moin Khan Full Of Praise For MSDFormer Pakistan wicket keeper Moin Khan has praised Indian cricket team for bagging the Asia Cup after 15 years.

Moin also admired caption Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his 'self-control and calmness'.

He said, "India proved itself to be the best team under pressure in the event. Sri Lanka looked the best but the Indians came good when it mattered the most and this is the sign of a good team."

MSD Confident Of Good Showing In Sri Lanka

MSD Confident Of Good Showing In Sri LankaIndian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, looking in shape after a fortnight's break, struck a positive note on the eve of the team's departure to Sri Lanka for the Asia Cup that will be accompanied by a tri-series also involving New Zealand and a three-Test series against the hosts.

While accepting that Yuvi, who has been omitted because of injury, would be missed in the middle-order, MSD said that the Asia Cup represents a vital tournament vis-à-vis preparations for the 2011 World Cup in the sub-continent.

MSD All Set To Launch Cricket Academy In Ranchi

MSD All Set To Launch Cricket Academy In RanchiIndian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has decided to launch a cricket academy in his home town, Ranchi.

Dhoni has approached Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) for the establishment of a cricket academy to bring up young talent and potential players from Jharkhand and Bihar.

The central coalfields congratulated Dhoni for his contribution to the state team and the Indian cricket team.

While speaking on the occasion, MSD stated that the central coalfields were making efforts to create a formula to help in promoting sports in Jharkhand.

Dhoni to remain as Twenty20 captain

Dhoni to remain as Twenty20 captainThe BCCI has informed the media that Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be sacked. He will retain his captainship despite of Team India's poor performance in the Twenty20 World Cup in West Indies. According to a BCCI source, it has been confirmed that that the Indian Skipper will remain this captaincy for now. It is not quite a happy feeling when the team has produced such a poor performance in a major event but this doesn't mean the captain should be sacked immediately- the source says.

IPL parties cost us at T20 World Cup-Says Dhoni

Mahendra-Singh-DhoniAfter huge IPL drama this year, let's face the reality. The host of this show is none other than the Indian Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He has raised some serious points on IPL after the Twenty 20 World Cup debacle.

India could not reach to the semis and lost all the three super eight games. And at last, the captain MS Dhoni has to say something. It may sound like an excuse but it is none other than the fact.

Dhoni’s big mistake in T-20 World Cup

Dhoni’s big mistake in T-20 World CupEveryone not only in India but also cricket fans all over the World could not understand why Indian captain MS Dhoni had decided to field first after winning the toss in such a crucial match against the West Indians. He has also aware of the fact that West Indies is playing is with an unchanged team and they have picked up number of seamers.

Aircel drops Dhoni from endorsing its INQ handsets

Aircel drops Dhoni from endorsing its INQ handsetsAircel has decided to drop Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni from its INQ endorsement. This was due to the fact that Dhoni was found endorsing mobile handsets from two different brands at the same time.

Dhoni is now endorsing another mobile handset brand named Maxx Mobile. The British mobile company INQ has partnered Aircel. The handset is basically popular for its social networking features.

According to Aircel, as Dhoni is the brand ambassador for Aircel, he can endorse all products and services for the company.

Dhoni Out Of ‘IPL’ For 10 Days Due To Elbow Injury

Dhoni Out Of ‘IPL’ For 10 Days Owing To Elbow InjuryChennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will not be able to play the next four Indian Premier League (IPL) matches after being ruled out of action for ten days because of an injury on his right elbow sustained during the game against Kolkata Knight Riders on Tuesday night

Mahendra, who was hit by a rising delivery from fast bowler Shane Bond, had an X-ray at a private nursing home after the game.

Dhoni set for another challenge

MS-DhoniWhile the Indian captain M. S. Dhoni may have proved to be the true captain of the ship when it was against the South Africans but his road to the IPL trophy is full of heavy waves. His team Chennai Super Kings will be entering the third season of this much-hyped cricket tournament without the two key all-rounders as Andrew Flintoff and Jacob Oram will be missing from the action.

Team India hopes that rain would not interrupt on the final day at Kolkata

Team India hopes that rain would not interrupt on the final day at KolkataRain will play an important role on the final day of the second test match between India and South Africa being played at Kolkata. As today, only 34.1 over play could be completed.

Now Indian skipper M. S. Dhoni is wishing that rain would not intervene again in the match as team India has only one day's play left to bowl out the opposite team to win the match and level the series. While on the other hand South Africa has 7 wickets to save the test match and win the series.

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