MS Dhoni: Cricket Player Profile

Ed Hawkins

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 10:32 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019 10:32 PM UTC

"Dhoni proved the perfect catalyst as India’s obsession with their national sport careened into a mania. For a time, Dhoni was a God."

<h2>MS Dhoni Facts and Stats</h2><p><strong>Team:</strong> Chennai Super Kings</p><p><strong>Speciality:</strong> wicketkeeper-batsman</p><p><strong>IPL Runs:</strong> 4,016</p><p><strong>Average:</strong> 40.1</p><p><strong>Sixes:</strong> 186</p><p><strong>Dismissals:</strong> 116</p><p><strong>IPL runs:</strong> 11,992</p><p><strong>ODI average:</strong> 50.7</p><p><strong>ODI strike rate:</strong> 87.5</p><p><img alt src="https://instagram.fist2-3.fna.fbcdn.net/vp/07b2299f512047471dfec50792e36ff0/5CE79940/t51.2885-15/e35/50337757_338201000123037_6857632747140589345_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.fist2-3.fna.fbcdn.net" style="width:600px;height:600px;" /></p><h2>Did you know?</h2><p><br />At 23, MS Dhoni was a ticket inspector on Indian railways. He had long hair and obsession with motorbikes. He was an unlikely national hero considering in his early 20s he was hardly ripping it up in domestic cricket. But Dhoni proved the perfect catalyst as India’s obsession with their national sport careened into a mania. For a time, Dhoni was a God.<br />He led an India team full of kids to the inaugural World Twenty20 title in 2007, a success which birthed the Indian Premier League. Had they not won that title it is possible the IPL would never have existed. But a captain with matinee-idol looks, a billion fans demanding more T20 and TV sponsorship and revenues bottomless, the planets had come into line to shake the old world order. It is arguable that no modern player has had a greater impact, culturally, socially and politically.<br />The highlight was to come, though. In 2011 Dhoni’s calm head, with more closely-cropped locks, led India to the World Cup. As a leader of men he is unrivaled in all formats. He has overseen Chennai’s dominance in the IPL and as the sun goes down on his career he still has the weight for one more seismic shock.</p><p><strong>Read More:</strong> <strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/2019-indian-premier-league-complete-ipl-betting-guide/89535/" target="_blank" title="Full IPL 2019 Betting Guide">Full IPL 2019 Betting Guide</a></strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Related articles</strong></p><ul> <li><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/virat-kohli-cricket-player-profile/89593/" target="_blank" title="Virat Kohli: Cricket Player Profile">Virat Kohli: Cricket Player Profile</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/david-warner-cricket-player-profile/89597/" target="_blank" title="David Warner: Cricket Player Profile">David Warner: Cricket Player Profile </a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ab-de-villiers-cricket-player-profile/89596/" target="_blank" title="AB De Villiers: Cricket Player Profile">AB De Villiers: Cricket Player Profile</a></strong></li> <li><strong><a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/chris-gayle-cricket-player-profile/89594/" target="_blank" title="Chris Gayle: Cricket Player Profile">Chris Gayle: Cricket Player Profile</a></strong></li></ul>
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