- Age: 33
- Height: 5’7”
- Job: Attacking right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper
- Debut: Bangladesh vs India at Chittgong, 2004
- Matches: 254
- Average: 52.29
- Strike rate: 88.84
- Fifties: 56
- Hundreds: 9
Attitude: Dhoni has an unflappable demeanour. Looks calm and collected even in dire situations. Adversities bring out the best in him, and he rarely flinched under pressure.
Capability: It’s nothing to rave about, either, in front or behind the stumps. He has created his own style and it has served him brilliantly.
What it takes: Safe behind the wickets and dangerous as a batsman. Can pace the innings to perfection, rallying the tail around him.
Jersey number: 7 is his lucky number and he is never far from it.
His importance: He’s the conductor of the team who reads the game before it pans out. Has the mind of a man who can dispose off a ticking bomb without breaking a sweat.