Mahendra Singh Dhoni or MS Dhoni is an Indian international cricketer who recently retired from international cricket. He is the only captain in cricket history to have won all ICC tournaments. Let’s find out some interesting facts related to his life.In this blog, we will gonna know about the Biography Of Ms Dhoni. How he started his journey, what complications have faced in his personal life, awards, achievements, and net worth?
Who is Ms.Dhoni?
Taking about the biography of Ms Dhoni is a retired international cricketer and wicketkeeper, who was Captain of team India. His full name is Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Took retirement from all forms of international cricket on 15 august 2020 and from test cricket on 30 Dec 2014.
Is one of the best captains that India will ever get. In his cricket career, Dhoni has won ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Asia Cups 2010 and 2016, ICC Champion Trophy 2013, and the ICC T20 World Cup 2007.
According to Dhoni’s biopic movie, Dhoni and Priyanka jha met after the 2005 ODI match against Bangladesh. When Dhoni was going from Kochi to Vizag, where Priyanka jha asks him to help to get an autograph of Sachin Tendulkar’s.
Dhoni helps her to get Sachin’s autograph and they start talking to each other.
When Priyanka jha gets to know that Dhoni is also playing from the India team and hasn’t got the chance to come into the limelight. She does predict and told him that tomorrow Dhoni will get selected for the match and that will give him recognition in all over India.
The same thing happens the next day. When dhoni goes for the match against Pakistan after returning to India. He gets to know that he lost her. Then Dhoni stopped playing cricket and put himself in isolation for six months.
After some years Dhoni meets with Sakshi Singh in the hotel where Sakshi was working as an employee. They start dating each other do married on 4 July 2010. They Both have one daughter named Ziva.
During his captaincy, he’s got two nicknames Mahi and Captain cool. Dhoni’s father Pan Singh use to work in a junior management position In Ranchi (Mecon). His mother’s name is Devki Devi and she is a housewife.
Ms. Dhoni’s has two sibling brother Narendra Singh Dhoni, and sister janati Gupta both are elders to him. Dhonis favorite batsmen are Sachin Tendulkar and Adam Gilchrist, his Favourite bowlers are Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee.
Dhonis favorite cricket grounds are lords cricket ground (London) and Melbourne cricket ground (Melbourne). His favorite foods are chicken butter masala, chicken tikka pizza, yellow dal, sonpapdi,gulab jamun, and rasgulla.
His favorite football player is Ronald tennis player is Rafel Nadal. The favorite actors are Jhon Abraham and Amitabh Bachchan, actresses are Angelina Jolie and Deepika Padukone.
Films are Agneepath and Sholey, a musician is Kishor Kumar, colors are black and blue and favorite travel destinations are Goa and Srilanka.
Born, Study And Career
Ms. Dhoni was born on 7th July 1981 in Ranchi Bihar which lately becomes Jharkhand district after partition from Bihar. Young Mahindra Singh Dhoni’s parents moved to Ranchi from Uttrakhand.
He belongs to a Hindu Rajput family. In the beginning, Dhoni has faced financial issues.
After completing his schooling at DAV Jawahar vidya mandir,shayamli, Ranchi, he moved to ST Xavier college College Ranchi but due to some reasons, he left the study there.
Dhoni used to love to play football and badminton from the start.
During his school matches, he has always been selected for the football game. His favorite part in football to play was as a goalkeeper.
As he was a good goalkeeper, Once he got the chance to play cricket for his school team as a wicketkeeper.
Though he never batted and was a good goalkeeper so selected as wicketkeeper by the Commando cricket club. He was connected with this club from 1995 to 1998.
Had played so well that he was chosen to play for the vino-making trophy, under 16.
Dhoni performed well there too. When he reached class 10, he sat for the train collector exam and got selected. Dhoni was doing great in whatever he was doing.
From 2001 to 2003 he worked as a railway employee for the southeastern railway at Midnapur.
Dhoni also played for Bihar under 19 squads and then for the Jharkhand team too. He debuted for the Ranji Trophy while playing for the Bihar team continued to play cricket from 2000 to 2003 and remained a part of the Ranji trophy.
He also performed in the deodar trophy and had scored an awesome century.
Now the question is how did he reach the Indian team?
BCCI has a program to find good talent from small towns and then Prakash Poddar who was captain of the Bengal team. In 1960 saw Dhoni’s talent and he was selected for India A and he played so well that our captain at that time Bengal tiger Dada Sourav gangly saw him and Ravi Shastri also becomes a fan of his talent.
The Indian team needed a wicket-keeper batsman some wanted Dinesh Kartik to be chosen. But Ms Dhoni was selected for the 2005 tour of Bangladesh he runs out and scored zero in his first match.
His Bangladesh series got bad for him, but when he was chosen to play against Pakistan, then he made 148 run out of 123 balls in Visakhapatnam. And created a new record because this was the highest score by the wicketkeeper.
Then the match came which establish dhonis career. This was the match when Sachin Tendulkar went out soon. Srilanka had given the target of 299 runs at the Sawai Maan Singh Statidium, Jaipur.
It was a question on Indian’s honor. Dhoni batted 185 balls and made 183 runs and India won the match.
Then the rest is the history he gradually becomes the voice captain of team India and then he was chosen captain for T20 games.
He was such a brilliant captain in 2007, the first T20 world cup won by India and then one-day international world cup won by India in 2011.
Then Dhoni continued to make new records. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was one such captain who increased the respect of previous captains like suni Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Sourav Ganguly, and Azharuddin.
Dhoni Favourite Shot
Dhoni is a right-hand batsman and wicketkeeper, who has taught the younger generation to tackle Yorker by his famous ‘helicopter shot’.Which he learned from his friend during his struggling days. Nowadays new cricketers learn his shot to perform in matches.
Also known for his fast stumping in wicketkeeping and fast runner of the match.
Below are the Awards owned by Ms Dhoni –
1-2018, Padma Bhushan
2-2007 ,Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan
3-2013, LG Peoples Choice Award
4-2009, Padma Shri
5-2009 or 2008, ICC ODI Player of the Year
6-2006,2008,2009,2010,2011,2012,2013,2014 ,Awarded ICC World ODI Xl
7-2011, ICC Award for Spirit of Cricket
8-2014, 2013, and 2012, ICC ODI Team of the year
9-2011, CNN – IBN Indian of the Year in Sports
10-2006, MTV Youth Icon of the Year
11-2009,2010,2013 ,Awarded ICC World Test Xl
12-2011, Doctorate By De Montfort University
Records Of Ms Dhoni In Cricket
Dhoni Test Match Total runs
He has played 90 matches and scored 4876 runs in 144 innings with 6 centuries and 33 half-centuries with an average of 38 in his entire test career.
1-In 2009 India topped the Ranking for the first time
2-Win 27 test match as a captain
3-First Wicketkeeper who made 4000 runs in Test
4-224 runs against Australia in Chennai which is the third-highest score by an Indian captain
5-Dhoni has 50 sixes in Test
6-Maiden Century against Pakistan as a captain
7-294 dismissals in his career, ranks first in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keeper
Dhoni ODI Total Runs
He is 4th Indian cricket who scored 10000 runs in ODI matches, played 273 innings to complete. The match was against England on 14th July 2018.
Dhoni Becomes the 11th ODI player to reach 10000 runs. His total ODI run is 10773 in 297 innings.
1-Ms. Dhoni is the first Indian captain and third cricketer to win 100 games
2-first Indian and fifth cricketer in the history to hit 200 sixes in ODI
3-Done the most stumping 120 in his career compared to all cricketers in ODI
4-He is the first Indian wicketkeeper who has taken 300 catches in ODI and 4th wicketkeeper in the cricket history
5-His 183* score in 2005 against Sri Lanka is the highest score by a wicketkeeper
6-Having the most career runs in ODI history, batting at number 6th position
7-He holds the record of most dismissals in an innings 6 and throughout his career 432 as an Indian wicketkeeper
8-82 not out in ODIs
9-The only player who has played most ODI matches as a wicketkeeper and captain
10-Played most unbeaten innings and the highest average among batsman in ODI run chase
11-Scored 113 against Pakistan highest by a captain batting on the 7th number
T20I Cricket Total Runs
Ms Dhoni has played 98 T20 international matches and has scored 1617 runs at an average of 37.6 with 2 half-centuries.
1-Most wins in T20s as a captain 41
2-Played most matches as a Captain and wicketkeeper 72
3-Most dismissals in T20 as a wicketkeeper 87
4-He has taken most catches in T20 as a wicketkeeper 54
5-Most stumping as a wicketkeeper 33
6-Taken most catches in innings 5
7-Ms. has played the most T20 innings
IPL T20 Cricket
This is the only cricket platform Dhoni didn’t take his retirement from, played till now 204 matches made 4632 runs in his IPL career.
Dhoni plays IPL as a captain from the Chennai team, with 3 IPL trophies they have won 106 games out of 179 completed games.
Movies and Web series
M.S Dhoni: The Untold Story
Roar Of The Lion: Kahaani Zidd Ki
Bikes and Cars Collections Of Ms Dhoni
YAMAHA RD350, Kawasaki Ninja H2, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Confederate X132 Hellcat, Ninja ZX-14R, Ducati 1098, Royal Enfield Machismo, Suzuki Shogun, Yamaha RD350, Yamaha YZF 600R, BSA Goldstar, Harley Davidson Iron 883.
Ferrari 599, Mitsubishi Pajero SFX, Audi Q7 SUV, Maruti SX4, Hummer H2, Toyota Corolla, Land Rover Freelander, GMC Sierra, Open Mahindra Scorpio, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Mitsubishi Out Lander, Porsche 911, Nissan Jonga.
Ms Dhoni Net Worth
Ms. Dhoni’s current net worth is $110 million according to filmysiyappa which’s made him the world’s second-richest cricketer. Dhoni has also paid the highest tax as a sportsperson in India in the year 2012,2013,2014.
Business Venture Of Ms Dhoni and Investments
Ms Dhoni cricket academy had a collaboration with Dubai-based Kricket’s Spero. The young generation can apply to the academy registration.
Let’s have a look into his business venture and investments-
1-He is co-owner of Chennaiyin Fc
2-Co-owner of Ranchi rays hockey club
3-Co-owner of a Supersport World Championship team Mahi Racing Team India
4-He is also the owner of footwear brand seven and also a brand ambassador
5-Invested in cars24 and also the brand ambassador
6-Stakeholder of Neo Global
Dhoni endorsed 16 brands according to TAM sports.
Dhoni is one of such batsmen and captains who has an inspiration to all the youths. He teaches us through his captaincy to handle anger, be patient, and take the right decision when needed.
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