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Mahendra Singh Dhoni Biography (Cricketer)

Personal Information About Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Name:- Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Nick Name:- MSD, Mahi, MS, Captain Cool
D.O.B:- 7 th July 1981
National Side:- Indian
Place of Birth:- Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Horoscope:- Cancer
Religion:- Hindu
Height:- 5feet 9 inches
Marital Status:- Married
Profession:- Indian Cricketer (Wicket-Keeper and Batsman)
Role:- Wicket-keeper batsman
Style of Batting:- right-handed batsman
Style of Bowling:- Right-arm medium
Major Teams:- India, Chennai Super Express, Asia XI, Jharkhand, Bihar, Rising Pune Supregiants.
ODI Shirt No:- 7
IPL Shirt No:- 7
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Family Info
Father Name:- Pan Singh
Mother Name:- Devki Devi
Brother Name:- Narendra Singh Dhoni (Elder brother)
Sister Name:- Jayanti Gupta (Elder sister)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wife:- Sakshi Singh Rawat
Childen:- Ziva (Daughter)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Net Worth:- US $ 31 million

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Childhood and Early Life

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on 7 th July 1981 at Ranchi, Bihar (in present Jharkhand) located in the east corner of India. He commonly known as M.S. Dhoni, he has different nicknames in cricket world. He studied at DAV Jawar Vidya Mandir, Ranchi, Jharkhand, where Dhoni was initially interested in Badminton and football. He was selected at district and club level for these sports. For his football team he was a goalkeeper, for a local cricket club he was sent to play cricket by his football coach. He had not played cricket before this, while playing with club as the wicketkeeper, soon his passion for cricket grew. After Dhoni’s 10 th standard he focused on cricket.

M.S was a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station from the years 2001 to 2003, under South Eastern Railway in Midnapore, West Bengal.

M.S. Dhoni Family

Mahendra Singh Dhoni comes from a typical family, Dhoni’s father Pan Singh worked in MECON at the position of junior manager, his mother name is Devki Devi and she is a housewife. Dhoni has one elder brother Narednra Singh, who is a politician and a sister Jayanti Gupta, she is a teacher.

M.S. Dhoni Marriage

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi Singh got married on 4 th July 2010. Sakshi is a native of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Sakshi was studying Hotel Management and also working as a trainee at the Taj Bengal, Kolkata, at the time when she first met with Dhoni. After the retirement of her father from tea garden, Sakshi’s family moved to their native place, Dehradun. The married couple had their first baby on 6 th February 2015, their daughter name is Ziva Dhoni.

Sakshi Dhoni Truly lucky charm for Dhoni

Mahdenra Singh Dhoni is an Indian team skipper while Sakshi Singh is a girl from Dehradun but she is truly lucky charm for Dhoni. M.S. Dhoni’s career took a big and great leap, his business interests widened significantly. M.S. Dhoni perhaps to manage his growing empire, he entrusted his wife to enter into joint ventures with few companies.

Early Career of MS Dhoni

Dhoni was able to perform wicket keeping particularly well which allowed him to enter into a local cricket club named Commando Cricket Club where Dhoni played from 1995 to 1998. In the season 1997-1998, Dhoni’s tremendous performances in the Vinoo Mankad Under-16 Championship caught the eye of the selectors.

Dhoni was picked to the Bihar Under-19 squad in the next season. In this season his improved and mature batting and keeping performances provided him to be selected to the Bihar Ranji Trophy squad for the season of 1999/00. MS Dhoni made his debut against the Assam team by giving unbeaten score of 68.

By the season 2003, Dhoni scored his first century the next season but was only made at average of around 40 per game. In 2003, Dhoni was selected to the India A team for tour to Kenya to play a tri-series tournament, in this tri-series Pakistan A as the third team with India A and Kenya. In this tri-series Dhoni scored 362 runs at an average of 72.40. He made back to back centuries against Pakistan.


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Due to his brilliant and outstanding performances in domestic competitions and also the international tours, Dhoni was given a place in the One Day International squad for the tour to Bangladesh in the years 2004-2005.

On Dhoni’s debut he was run out for a duck but in his 5 th One Day International Match against Pakistan, in this ODI match he made 148 runs off 123 deliveries. He called a match winning cricketer in the Indian squad. Dhoni gave the great performances or his country and he had now recorded the highest score by an Indian wicket keeper as well as cemented his position in the side.

In 2005 November, while chasing a tough target of 299, Dhoni scored 183 runs off 145 deliveries to take India to the victory. MS Dhoni won the title of “Man of the Match” award for the highest scorer in the tournament, he scored 346 runs. Dhoni could score only 29 runs in the 2007 World Cup, in the three matches with two ducks, which added to the knockout in the group stages.

MS Dhoni bounced back again with impressive and best performances which led him to be selected as the captain of the Indian T20 squad in 2007 September. As a captain he started with more good performances, he immediately made impact as he lead the Indian team to win the inaugural World Cup T20 in South Africa.

M.S. Dhoni as a Captain

In 2007, Dhoni was made the captain of the OI team and in 2008 he made the Teat team captain. In 2009 Dhoni scored 1198 runs in 24 innings with an average of 70.43 to be the top scorer of the year in One Day Internationals.

In a row from 2008-2013, MSD has been part of the ICC World ODI XI for six years. The highest sports honor of India “Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna” has been given by the government of India to M.S. Dhoni for his outstanding performances.

In 2013 Mahi advertises more than 15 products and he is one of the most marketable cricketer and player in the world. MS Dhoni was reported to be the 16 th highest paid sportsman in the world in June 2013 with yearly earnings of $ 31 million. MS Dhoni is one of the most successful Indian sportsmen.

Dhoni is the successful Indian Captain that India ever had. Dhoni led Indian team to 27 Test matches successfully in 60 Tests and 107 One Day Internationals wins in 194 ODIs as the captain of the team. He also captained 70 matches of T20 and he had 40 victories in his account.

Dhoni stepped down as captain on 4 th January 2017, of India’s limited-overs team ahead of the One Day internationals and T20Is against England. But he is still available as the wicketkeeper-batsman for his team. Dhoni took the decision to step down from the captaincy in order to provide the chance to the younger players to lead the team to the next level.

MS. Dhoni Millstones and Achievements

In Dhoni’s illustrious career he has reached quite some millstones and achievement. Here are his outstanding career’s best performances.
Mahi was picked for the captain of ICC T20 World Cup 2007, and he came back to his homeland India with the winning trophy from South Africa.
For the ODIs Dhoni made the permanent captain of the Indian Cricket team. He also became the captain of the Test format very next year of ODIs for the Indian cricket team.
Under Dhoni’s captaincy India reached No. 1 ICC Test Ratings. In 2009 against Sri Lanka Indian team scored 726/9 (declared), it was the highest Test total ever.
Under Dhoni’s captaincy India won the 2011 ICC World Cup, Dhoni became the 2 nd Indian Captain to do so after Kapil Dev.
Dhoni is also the only captain of Indian Cricket Team to have taken home the ICC World Cups in both games T20 and ODI.
MS Dhoni became the first Indian Wicketkeeper on 17 th January 2008, with five international dismissals against Australia, equaling Adam Gilchrist’s record.
Dhoni’s knock of 183* is the highest any player has ever made in the 2 nd innings of a One Day International. (Dhoni broke the record of Brain Lara 153 not out).
MS hit the 10 sixes in the same innings, the most number hit by any Indian cricketer in a single innings, he made 120 out of that 183 from boundaries alone. (Dhoni hit 15 boundaries and 10 over-boundaries).
MS Dhoni made it to No in ICC batting Ranking.
Dhoni declared his retirement from test cricket in the 2014-15 season.
In his last test match his stumping helped him to break the record of Kumar Sangakkara. By any Indian Wicket Keeper, he also broke the record of the maximum no of dismissals.
His 224 is the highest score in a Test Match as an Indian captain.
MSD is also the most successful Indian Test Captain, he won 24 test matches.
Dhoni is only one of three players in the world to have captained their teams for more than 300 One Day Internationals.
Dhoni is currently ranks 3 rd after Ricky Ponting and Stephen Fleming.
After Ricky Ponting and Allan Border, Dhoni is also the third captain who has won 100 One Day Intonations.
In a test match cricket, Dhoni is the highest scoring wicket-keeper captain.
As a wicketkeeper Dhoni finished his ‘Double’ in 114 innings (4000 runs and 100 dismissals). He is the 6 th in the world to do so.
Another remarkable thing in Dhoni is he is the only wicket keeper in the cricket world who has taken a wicket. He is the batsman and wicket-keeper but he proved himself as a bowler too. Dhoni took the wicket of Travis Dowlin of West Indies.

MSD In Indian Premier League

In season 2008 Indian Premier League, Dhoni signed up with the team of Chennai Super Kings, and in the last six seasons Dhoni has won the trophy twice. Now Dhoni was the first choose for the Rising Pune Supergiants in the Draft of IPL 2016. Dhoni will play for the same team in IPL 2017.

Match Bans

MSD while being the captain of Indian Cricket Team, he faced few controversies. But Dhoni had been suspended for the some matches due to slow-over rate. Indian team faced shortages of over under his captaincy, slow over timings is against the rules of the cricket matches. In the year 2009 and 2012 this issue faced by the Indian team while playing against Sri Lanka and Australia respectively.

MS Dhoni Captain Cool

Mahendra Singh Dhoni admired for his cool temperament, he is too much cool in any situation. He is not known to throw his impression around or get angry at his team mates. He focuses on his game and he looks at cricket as a mind game. Dhoni appears unfazed by victories and steely even in the face of losses.

Awards of Mahendra Singh Dhoni

In 2006, Dhoni won the award of MTV Youth Icon, NDTV Youth Icon.
In 2007, won the Rajive Gandhi Khel Ratna award, which is the highest Indian Sports award.
In 2009, he won the Padma Shri, ICC ODI Player of the Year.
In 2010, Dhoni awarded by the Castrol ODI Cricketer.
In 2011, MS Dhoni awarded by the CNN IBN, ICC World ODI XI.
In 2012, he won ICC World ODI XI.
In 2013, Dhoni won the award of People Choice.

Some Facts about Mahednra Singh Dhoni

MSD was born to a middle-class caste o rulers
MS Dhoni does not smoke.
Mahi drinks alcohol occasionally.
Mahi secured 65% in the 10 th Board exams.
Dhoni was first spotted as a goalkeeper by KR Banerjee.
Dhoni fell in love with a girl Priyanka Jha, unfortunately she died in an accident in the same year 2012.
Dhoni’s life took a turn in 2004, when he avail the chance to play for India A team tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya. In this tour he performed exceptionally well.
On 23 rd December 2004, on his first ODI debut against Bangladesh, dhoni was out for a duck.
Earlier Dhoni used to have long hairs for two reasons, 1 st Dhoni is a great fan of Bollywood actor Jhon Abraham and secondly he considered it lucky for him.
Dhoni is good friend of actor Jhon Abraham.
Dhoni’s father and his wife’s father both of them used to work in the same Company, MECON.
In India, Dhoni was the highest tax payer sportsperson for the year 2012, 2013 and 2014.
By Forbes magazine, Dhoni became world’s top earning cricketer in 2012, and 31 in world.
MSD owns a hotel called “Mahi Residency” in Ranchi.
Dhoni’s favourite sportsperson are Cristiano Ronaldo and Rafael Nadal. (Non- Cricketer sportsperson).
MSD is a pet lover and he has 2 pet dogs.
MSD is a bike lover and he is also the co-owner of “Mahi Racing Team India.
With Rhiti Group in 2016, Dhoni launched a fashion brand “Seven.
Dhoni took 40 crores (INR) from the movie makes of his biopic named, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (released 2016).in this movie Dhoni’s character played by Sushant Singh Rajput.
Mahi loves camouflage clothes and accessories.

MS Dhoni Net Worth

Dhoni is the richest playing cricketer in the world. Professional Indian cricketer MS Dhoni has an estimated net worth of $ 100 million as of 2015. Dhoni received an annual salary in 2012 of $ 3.5 million. MS Dhoni’s net worth in 2016 around 31 million dollar.

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