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Friday, January 25, 2013

Let The Dogs Bark....We Love Dhoni





India lucky to have MSD as captain: Boycott

London, January 24

Terming the Indian side as 'pretty average' at the moment, legendary batsman and former England skipper, Geoffrey Boycott has said that the team is 'lucky' to have MS Dhoni as their captain during the crises situation. Boycott also felt that Dhoni was copping up the blame for the 'lack of quality in the side'.


"...Do you judge captains on their win and loss ratio, or do you take into account or consideration the quality, or lack of quality, in his team? If you're thinking about India, there's a lack of quality at the moment, lack of quality seam bowling, lack of quality spin bowling, and in some cases your best players are beginning to retire after getting past their sell-by date. Aren't they?" Boycott told EspnCricinfo.
"(Rahul) Dravid and (VVS) Laxman are gone, (Sachin) Tendulkar hasn't got any runs recently, so is it his (Dhoni's) fault?" he asked.
"I don't think so. I don't judge people on the loss and win ratio of the team. You have to look at the team. You are damn lucky you've got MS Dhoni," he asserted.
Dhoni has been subjected to intense media speculation regarding his captaincy and his woes were compounded further after India lost the 4-Test series against England at home by a 2-1 margin.
Boycott said Dhoni has his limitations as a Test skipper but the Indians don't have a quality replacement at the moment.

"I think he is a brilliant one-day captain. Like a lot of people, I think he has good leadership skills of the players but, tactically, in Test matches, there's quite a bit to be desired. But you haven't got anybody else you can call upon," he explained.
"A nice set of lads, but in terms of other quality sides around the world, you are very average and you are not going to win with average teams. And the captains always get blamed. Captains tend to get plaudits when the team wins, which I think is unfair," Boycott said.
The former batsman said Dhoni cannot be held responsible for the slide because India is a team in transition right now.
"...the captain always gets the blame when you lose. It's like in the war, losing generals always got the sack. It's like that with Dhoni, because India have hit a sticky situation, with some of the best players retiring or getting to the end of their careers...Zaheer Khan's gone, Harbhajan's gone, Dravid and Laxman have gone, Sachin is towards the end of his career," he pointed out.
"It's very difficult to replace players like that with young kids and do well, and Dhoni's getting the flak for it, he's getting the blame. I don't think it's Dhoni's fault. So you've to be careful about blaming people for the lack of quality in the side," he said.
Talking about other Indian players, Boycott said star opener Virender Sehwag, who has been dropped from the ongoing ODI series against England, was lucky to hold on to his place for so long. The Englishman felt Gambhir was also fortunate to be continuing despite deteriorating technically.
"Sehwag is lucky to be in the team, really. He's an explosive, fascinating, unpredictable, brilliant batsman, absolutely keeps you on the edge of your seats. But, I'm afraid, father time comes to everybody, and he's getting towards the end."
"And Gambhir, he seems to have played so much one-day cricket that his technique has suffered, he's getting himself out, I don't think he's the force as a player as he once was," Boycott said.
"As a batsman, he is still a good player, but his technique has suffered, I've watched his footwork and everything. He's making mistakes himself so it's not going to help putting himself forward as a captain, as a Test player who can be certain of his place in the side," he added.
On the promising Virat Kohli being seen as India's next captain, Boycott said the youngster still has quite a distance to cover before emerging as leadership material.
"...he's too much of a firebrand and all. You want his passion, you want his emotion, you definitely want that from your players but, I'm sorry, you want a cool head at times. That's what Dhoni has and Kohli hasn't got a cool head," he said.
"He's got aggression, passion, emotion, they are all pluses. On the negative side, he loses his cool, you can't have the captain losing his cool."
"He might be on fire in the heart, but the head has to stay cool, because he's got to think of the team, not himself, eleven players, not himself. Kohli has got a bit to learn yet," he added.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

JUST MIND YOURSELVES STUPID CRITICS











Remember you stupid critics- "a player is never judged by a bad innings" MSD is the king of cricket and will always be....you say that he bats lower down the order just to increase his average by remaining not out...ha STUPIDS!! look at the stats below:-
BATTING AT NO 6

Michael Bevan
87
3006
56.71
77.73
1/ 23
Mark Boucher
98
2387
29.83
82.59
0/ 15
MS Dhoni
71
2164
43.28
82.06
0/ 15
Tillakaratne Dilshan
87
2046
28.81
78.75
0/ 10
Michael Hussey
62
1917
40.78
88.21
1/ 11
Yuvraj Singh
59
1799
36.71
84.49
0/ 15
Jonty Rhodes
67
1728
32.00
82.28
0/ 8
Russel Arnold
59
1703
44.81
74.92
0/ 14


I Don't think i need to add anything more further..just look at the strike rate at that difficult position. Remember it never matters what you stupid guyzz say bcoz he will always be a true rockstar for us fans..as DHONI ROCKS!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Long Haired guy to Captain Cool....

                                                 
                                                     
MS.Dhoni the long haired guy is today recognized by the name captain cool.. MSD who started his career as a football goalkeeper is counted in the list of the best Wicket keepers.Not only wicket-keeping but his unique style of baating has also led him to the top..He lead India first time in the T20 World cup and was victorious there..बस that was the start of his long race..Maybe his batting style changed from aggressive to moderate but the Indian team got changed from Defensive to Aggressive...Now Mahi started being calm and cool even in the high pressure situation which has won many matches for the INDIAN CRICKET TEAM..And thus he got the name "CAPTAIN COOL"....And thus the simple Long haired guy from Ranchi is rocking the world today............in one word DHONI ROCKS...                                                  

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Records By Mahi


ODI records

  • On 31 October 2005 Dhoni scored 183* runs of just 145 balls against Sri Lanka in Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur, which is the highest score made by any batsman in the second innings (surpassing Lara's previous record of 153).[32]
    • The innings featured 10 Sixes - the most by an Indian in an innings, and the second highest in ODI cricket after the 12 scored by Xavier Marshall of the West Indies.
    • He broke Adam Gilchrist's record of 172 for the highest score made by a wicket keeper.
    • The innings set the record for the most number of runs scored in boundaries (120 – 15x4; 10x6) breaking the record held by Saeed Anwar. However this was later broken byHerschelle Gibbs (126 runs in boundaries – 21x4; 7x6) against Australia during his knock of 175.
    • The score of 183* equalled Ganguly's innings during the 1999 Cricket World Cup as the highest individual score against Sri Lanka.
  • Among Indian batsmen who have played more than 50 matches, Dhoni has the highest average.[62] Dhoni's batting average is also the highest amongst wicketkeepers in ODIs.
  • In June 2007, Dhoni(139*) and Mahela Jayawardene(107)[61] set a new world record for the sixth wicket partnership of 218 runs against Africa XI during the Afro-Asia Cup.[63]
    • Dhoni passed Shaun Pollock's record for the highest individual score by a number seven batsman in one-day internationals during his unbeaten innings of 139.[64] Incidentally, Pollock record stood for just three days as his score of 130 came in the first match of the 2007 Afro-Asia Cup while Dhoni's century came in the third and final match of the series.
    • Dhoni also holds the records of the most dismissals in an innings by an Indian wicketkeeper and joint International (with Adam Gilchrist) with 6 dismissals (5 catches and one stumping) against England at Headlingly 2 September 2007.
    • Dhoni holds the Indian record of most dismissals in ODIs. He went past Nayan Mongia's 154 for India on 14 November 2008 when he caught Ian Bell off Zaheer Khan at Madhavrao Scindia Cricket Ground, Rajkot. However including 3 ODIs against Africa XI, his 155th dismissal was TM Dilshan caught off Munaf Patel at R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on 24 August 2008.
  • Dhoni, when he was on four during his innings of 23 against Sri Lanka at R.Premadasa Stadium, Colombo on Saturday, completed 4,000 runs in ODIs. Having already effected 165 dismissals (125 catches + 40 stumpings), Dhoni became the sixth wicketkeeper after Adam Gilchrist, Andy Flower, Alec Stewart, Mark Boucher and Kumar Sangakkara to complete the "double" of 4,000 runs and 100 dismissals in the history of ODIs. Dhoni’s feat of completing the "double" of 4,000 runs and 100 dismissals in only 114 innings is a world record. He is the youngest wicket-keeper batsman to do so (27 years and 208 days).
  • Test records

    • Dhoni's maiden century against Pakistan in Faisalabad (148) is the fastest century scored by an Indian wicket keeper. Only three centuries by two players (Kamran Akmal and Adam Gilchrist – 2) were faster than Dhoni's 93 ball century.[66]
    • Under Dhoni's captainship, India defeated Australia by 320 runs on 21st Oct'08, biggest ever win in terms of runs for India.[67]
    • Dhoni holds the record for most catches by an Indian player in an innings. He achieved this feat by taking six catches during the first innings of the third test against New Zealand in Wellington in April 2009.
    • Dhoni also equalled Syed Kirmani's record for most dismissals in an innings by an Indian wicket-keeper. Syed Kirmani has effected 6 dismissals (5 catches and 1 stumping) against New Zealand in 1976. Dhoni now has equalled that record for most dismissals with 6 dismissals (all 6 catches) against New Zealand in 2009.
    • Dhoni currently ranks third in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers. With the six dismissals in the first innings of the Test match against New Zealand in Auckland,April 2009, Dhoni has now been involved in 109 dismissals. The following is the list of top five Indian wicket-keepers, in terms of all-time dismissals in test matches: Syed Kirmani (198 dismissals), Kiran More (130 dismissals), Dhoni (109 dismissals), Nayan Mongia (107 dismissals) & Farokh Engineer (82 dismissals).
    • Dhoni is now the second wicketkeeper to have effected 6 dismissals in an innings apart from a fifty in each innings of a Test match. Denis Lindsay had accomplished the feat for South Africa against Australia at Johannesburg in December 1966 – 69 & 182 and 6 ct. + 2 ct.
    • Under Dhoni's captaincy, India reached their highest test score of 726–9 (decl) during Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009. Their 2–0 victory in the series took them to the number 1 ranking in Test cricket for the first time in history.
    • Under Dhoni's captaincy, India had never lost a test match till the first test versus South Africa in Nagpur in Feb 2010.
    • Under Dhoni captaincy Indian team is having world record for no loss as a Captain up to 11 test matches from debut test, preceding Australia's Former Captain Warwik Armstrongs no loss 10 wins as Captain.

Life History Of MS Dhoni


Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand) to Pan Singh and Devaki Devi. His paternal village Lvali is in the Lamgarha block of the Almora District of Uttarakhand. Dhoni's parents, moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi where Pan Singh worked in junior management positions in MECON. Dhoni has a sister Jayanti and a brother Narendra. Dhoni had long hair which he has now shortened; he cut it because he wanted to look like his favourite film star John Abraham.He likes Bikes A Hummer to add to the four cars and 23 high-speed motorcycles already parked in his garage in Ranchi.He is endorsing 15 brands from clothes to cold Drinks. And, he is one of the highest income tax payers in last year Dhoni is a fan of Adam Gilchrist, and his childhood idols were cricket teammate Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Dhoni studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali,(now the school is known as JVM , Shyamli,Ranchi) Ranchi,Jharkhand where he initially excelled in badminton and football and was selected at district and club level in these sports.Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football team and was sent to play cricket for a local cricket club by his football coach. Though he had not played cricket, Dhoni impressed with his wicket-keeping skills and became the regular wicketkeeper at the Commando cricket club (1995–1998). Based on his performance at club cricket, he was picked for the 1997/98 season Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship and he performed well. Dhoni focused on cricket after his 10th standard.

Dhoni married Sakshi (née Rawat) on July 04, 2010. Sakshi Dhoni, a Kolkata girl, is studying hotel management and was working as a trainee at the Taj Bengal when the two of them met two years ago. The wedding stumped the media and the fans as it took place only a day after the couple got engaged. Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu, a close friend of Dhoni, was quick to inform the media that the wedding was planned for months and was not a spur of the moment decision.


Saturday, May 1, 2010

WAKE UP FANS OF MS DHONI


Today our india is having a very much proud on our cricket but we should and have to give its credit to MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI who really fought with his full confidence to bring india at this stage. I am also one of the biggest fan of Dhoni just like yo u and want to create an e-group on the indian captain MAHENDRA SINGH DHONI. And I hope you will help me in doing this.