Career records of Indian icon MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni, fondly called Captain Cool, made a remarkable history in the game of cricket with his superb captaincy and impressive contribution.

As much as he is remembered for leading India to victory in multiple ICC tournaments, his contributions and legacies in the world of cricket are also perceived in his vibrant CSK colours.


MS Dhoni’s time with Chennai Super Kings is one of the most remarkable and iconic achievements of his career.

MS Dhoni Career Records

Commonly known as “Thala” among his fans at CSK, the captain cool led the Franchise to ten finals in their first 14 seasons in the Indian premier league. During his stint, they managed to clinch the title in five seasons. They won the title first in 2010, then in 2011, followed by 2018, 2021, and 2023.

Dhoni continued to be one of the most consistent players in IPL by leading his team to win the playoffs in 12 seasons.

In 2024 just before the tournament started, the world of cricket was not shocked after he decided to step down from his position as a captain. Surprisingly, he handed over the captaincy of CSK to Ruturaj Gaikwad. Dhoni’s captaincy at CSK began in 2008, the time when IPL started, except in 2022 when he decided to take a break from the IPL but was still playing international cricket.

It is important to point out here that Dhoni’s contribution and legacies are more than statistics. As a leader, he has contributed to the success of his team, Chennai Super Kings.

In the IPL, he proved to be a great and consistent leader and finisher at the end of an innings. His famous helicopter shot was one of his best-reckoned shots during the game. Most importantly, the cricket career of MS Dhoni is a life story. It is a classic, rags-to-riches story of a boy from the cricketing badlands of Jharkhand playing with his aggressive style and spot decisions as a wicket-keeper batsman in the India Cements Local League.

During his time, he nurtured his exceptional wicket-keeping abilities and won unparalleled batsmanship in the process. Allahabad University and Bihar valued him and they offered him to play in the Ranji Trophy.