Born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Dhoni made his one-day internationals debut on December 23, 2004 against Bangladesh and Tests debut on December 2, 2005 against Sri Lanka.
After starting his career as an extravagantly flamboyant and destructive batsman, Dhoni has come to be regarded as one of the coolest heads to captain the Indian side.
He successfully led India to the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 title in September 2007.
He then went on to become the ODI captain against Australia in the same month. He made his debut as full-time Test captain during the final Test against Australia at Nagpur in November 2008 replacing Anil Kumble who announced his retirement mid-way through the series. Dhoni also led Team India to number one position in ICC Test and ODI rankings for the first time.
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