Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Dhoni Back To Top Of ODI Rankings

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has again gained top place in the latest ICC ODI batsmen ranking.

He defeated South African player, Greame Smith in this race. He is ranked first following his consistent performance in the various matches. He has now 803 rating points. African player, Greame Smith lagged behind him by 27 points.

Greame Smith achieved second place in ICC ODI batsmen ranking. Dhoni was also number 1 player in a brief period in 2006.

Australian player, Ricky Ponting got third place in the ICC ranking followed by Michael Hussey and England skipper Kevin Pietersen. Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar gained 9th place while Yuvraj Singh gained 18th place.

Mahi To Miss Award Ceremony

Due to the ongoing one-day series in Sri Lanka, the Indian ODI and Twenty-Twenty captain Mahi To Miss Award CeremonyMahendra Singh Dhoni will miss the exalted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award ceremony in the capital on Friday.

This once again proves that Mahi gives more importance towards his game as compared to that of award ceremonies.

Speaking with media people Ratnakar Shetty, chief administrative officer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India told that since Mahi is in Sri Lanka therefore Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award will be presented to Mahi’s father by the Honourable President of India.

Dhoni & Co Seek To Get Combination Right

Friday will see India fighting with Sri Lanka at the P Saravamuttu Oval as it accepted the Sri Lanka Invitation XI in a One-day affair. This match will be the only warm up game before Monday, when the five-match ODI series begins. Dhoni and CO. will be looking forward to perform better this time as there performance during the Tests was not good due the middle-order. An entirely different look to the Indian team has been given by Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina and S Badrinath, who are all ready to give the Sri Lankan spinners, Muralitharan and Mendis, a tough competition.

An opportunity to work on the batting combination comes with the warm-up game for Dhoni who would also try and gibe his best during the outgoing in the middle.

Dhoni Confident Of Showing Good Performance In The ODI Series

After losing the test series by 2-1, Indian ODI captain M S Dhoni feels that losing Sachin Dhoni Confident Of Showing Good Performance In The ODI SeriesTendulkar could for the team.

On his arrival at Colombo airport Dhoni said, “Losing Sachin Tendulkar at this point of time can be crucial. It is very difficult to fill the space when it comes to Sachin. He not only contributes with the bat and the ball his impact in the dressing room is great.”

Dhoni Will Return As Captian

Mahendra Singh Dhoni took a break from three-Test series in Sri Lanka due Dhoni Will Return As Captianto fatigue from constant cricket. He will return as a captain of the Indian cricket team for the five-match series against Sri Lanka and the forthcoming 2008 ICC Champions Trophy in Pakistan.

Virat Kohli, the Under-19 World Cup winning captain was given a place in both the squads. Ishant Sharma was replaced by Munaf Patel in team for one-dayers in Srilanka. However Ishant Sharma will play in the forthcoming 2008 ICC Champions Trophy in Pakistan. Yuvraj Singh will be vice captain of both the squads.

Dhoni, Yuvi To Be Special Guests On 9X’s ‘Chak De Bachche’

ODI and T20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and superb batsman Yuvraj Dhoni, Yuvi To Be Special Guests On 9X’s ‘Chak De Bachche’Singh will be seen as special guests on Gini & Jony Chak De Bachche's grand finale on August 02, on 9X channel.

The grand finale of Chak De Bachche, a song and dance competition between the children from small towns and metros, will be telecast ‘LIVE’ this Saturday at 9:00 pm.

Dhoni will support small townners ‘Desi Dhurandhars,’ whereas Yuvi will represent the metro kids ‘Metro Rockers.’