Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) is an Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian team from 2007 to 2016 and Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. MS Dhoni is the only captain in the history of cricket to win all ICC trophies. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2010 and 2016 Asia Cup, 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
MS Dhoni Biography, Lifestyle, Wiki, Net Worth, Income, Salary, House, Cars, Favorites, Affairs, Awards, Family & Facts
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on 7 July 1981 in a middle-class Rajput family (age: 39 years, 2020) in Jharkhand, India. MS Dhoni did his schooling from DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi. And for his higher education, Dhoni joined St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi to continue a bachelor’s degree, but due to some issues dhoni could not complete his graduation. Mahendra Singh Dhoni started learning cricket at a very young age. He played well in schools and college matches and became a local star.
Physical Statistics And More
Height: 175 cm or 5′ 9″
Weight: 75 Kg or 165 lbs
Biceps Size: 14 inches
Chest Size: 42 inches
Waist Size: 32 inches
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Family, Cast & Wife
Mahendra Singh Dhoni belongs from a middle class Rajput family of Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
Parents & Siblings
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s father’s name is Paan Singh, he is an employee at MECON. MS Dhoni’s mother’s name is Devaki Devi. He is the youngest of three siblings in his family. He has an elder brother politician named Narendra Singh Dhoni and also has a sister named Ant Jayanthi Gupta. His family supported him to play cricket, especially his mother and sister.
Relationship, Wife & Children
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was in the relationship with Priyanka Jha who expired in an accident. Later, Dhoni dated a South Indian actress named ‘Lakshmi Rai.’
Mahendra Singh Dhoni married Sakshi Singh Rawat on 4 July 2010 after dating for a long time. Both have the blessings of a daughter named Jiva.
MS Dhoni Career
Dhoni’s journey was really tough for the Indian cricket team. Previous to this, Dhoni was a goalkeeper on a local football team. KR Banerjee, a cricket coach, found him goalkeeping and asked him to try his hand at wicketkeeping. He played many local tournaments and became a local star.
Although he was playing really well for Bihar since 1998, Dhoni was not getting a chance to play in the Indian team. He moved to West Bengal and received the post of ticket collector at Kharagpur railway station and resumed his job for 3 years (2001–2003).
Finally, on 23 December 2004, he made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in Chittagong. In the same year, he has selected for India A tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya, where he worked exceptionally well. He made his Test and T20 debuts in 2005 and 2006 respectively.
In 2007, Dhoni was offered the captaincy of the Indian team on the support of Sachin Tendulkar and since then, Under his captaincy, he has taken the Indian team to greater heights. India won the T20 World Cup 2007, World Cup 2011, Champions Trophy 2013, and India became the No.1 Test team and topped for 18 months.
MS Dhoni Records
- Most wins in T20Is as captain (41)
- Most matches as captain in T20Is(72)
- Most catches as wicketkeeper in T20Is (54)
- Most dismissals as wicketkeeper in T20Is (87)
- Most stumpings as wicketkeeper in T20Is (33)
- Most consecutive T20I innings without duck (84).
- Most catches as wicketkeeper in a T20I inning (5)
- Most matches in T20I history as both wicketkeeper and captain (72) Dhoni holds the record of most T20I innings (76) and scored most runs (1,153) before scoring a fifty.
- MS Dhoni has the most overseas Test defeats by an Indian captain, with 15.
- Under MS Dhoni’s captaincy, India topped the Test cricket rankings for the first time in 2009.
- MS Dhoni’s maiden century against Pakistan in Faisalabad (148) is the fastest century scored by an Indian wicket-keeper and fourth overall.
- MS Dhoni is the most successful Indian Test captain with 27 Test wins, eclipsing Sourav Ganguly’s record of 21.
- After hitting a six in the third Test against England in Southampton, Dhoni completed 50 sixes as a captain, an Indian record.
- MS Dhoni, with 294 dismissals in his career, ranks first in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers.
- MS Dhoni shares the record for most dismissals in an innings (6 ) with Syed Kirmani and in a match (9) by an Indian wicket-keeper.
- MS Dhoni’s 224 against Australia is the third-highest score by an Indian captain. Dhoni registered the highest Test score by an Indian wicket-keeper when beating Budhi Kunderan’s 192. It was also the highest score by a wicket-keeper–captain beating Alec Stewart’s 164.
- MS Dhoni is a third captain (and the first non-Australian) overall to win 100 games.
- first player to pass 10,000 runs in ODI with a career average of over 50.
- Most career runs in ODI history batting on no. 6 position (4031)
- the only player to score more than one hundred in ODI batting at number 7 position or lower (he has 2 centuries at number 7).
- Most, not outs (82) in ODIs.
- 183* against Sri Lanka in 2005 is the highest score by a wicket-keeper.
- First Indian and fifth overall to hit 200 sixes in ODIs.
- MS Dhoni’s 113 against Pakistan in Chennai in 2012 is the highest by a captain batting at number 7.
- Most unbeaten innings and highest average (among batsmen with more than 20 such innings) in successful ODI run-chases.
- MS Dhoni has the most stumpings (120) by any wicket-keeper in an ODI career and is so far the only keeper to pass 100 stumpings
- Holds the record for playing the most matches in ODI history as a captain who has also served as a wicket-keeper(200)
- MS Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were involved in a partnership of 100 not out against Sri Lanka, which is India’s highest eighth-wicket partnership in ODIs.
- MS Dhoni holds the records of the most dismissals in an innings (6) and career (432) by an Indian wicket-keeper.
- First Indian wicket-keeper to take 300 ODI catches and fourth wicket-keeper in the world to achieve the feat.
- Fourth Indian to reach 10,000 ODI runs after Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid, and also the second wicket-keeper to reach the milestone.
- fifth-highest batting average (51.09), among cricketers with more than 5,000 runs and the second-highest batting average among players with an aggregate of over 10,000 runs.
International records (combined ODI, Test and T20I)
- He is the first, and so far only, wicket-keeper to effect 150 stumping dismissals across the three forms of the game. His current total of stumpings in internationals stands at 161
- He has played the most international matches as captain (332)
MS Dhoni Controversy
• In 2007, despite the critical water crisis in the state, 15000 liters of water were being wasted for the maintenance of the swimming pool in Dhoni’s house. Some citizens of his neighborhood registered an appeal against the Ranchi Regional Development Authority.
• During the 2013 IPL spot-fixing, Dhoni came under the scanner of the Supreme Court. He was in contact with Gurunath Meiyappan, who was named in the betting charge sheet. When questioned about his association with Meiyappan, Dhoni called Gurunath Meiyappan “a cricket enthusiast”. However, Meiyappan was a team ( Chennai super kings ) owner.
• The tax evasion dispute on its Hummer H2 was rounded up, as the vehicle required a registration fee of ₹ 4 lakh in India, by mistake, it got registered as a Mahindra Scorpio, the registration fee for the vehicle at 53,000.
• In April 2016, dhoni resigned as the brand ambassador of Amrapali Real Estate Group after being trolled on social media by residents of the Amrapali Housing Project, who were angry over the incomplete work. Dhoni owned Amrapali Group more than Rs 150 crore.
MS Dhoni Awards
- 2018: Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award.
- 2009: Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award.
- 2007−08: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports.
- ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2008, 2009
- ICC World ODI XI: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (captain in 2009, 2011-2014)
- ICC World Test XI: 2009, 2010, 2013
- Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year: 2011
Other honours and awards
- MTV Youth Icon of the Year: 2006
- LG People’s Choice Award: 2013
- Honorary doctorate degree by De Montfort University in August 2011
MS Dhoni Cars And Bikes Collection
Bikes Collection: Yamaha Thundercat, Hero Karizma ZMR, Ducati 1098, Yamaha RX, Yamaha RD 350, TVS Apache, Kawasaki ZX14R Ninja, Enfield Machismo, Harley Davidson Fat Boy, Confederate Hellcat X 132, Yamaha RXZ, Customized TVS Dirt bike
Cars Collection: Toyota Corolla, Open Mahindra Scorpio, Hummer H2, Maruti SX4, Porsche 911, Land Rover Freelander, GMC Sierra, Mitsubishi Pajero SFX, Audi Q7 SUV, Ferrari 599, Mitsubishi Out Lander, Jeep Grand Cherokee
MS Dhoni Salary And Networth
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has an estimated total Networth of 1551 Crore (205 Million) 2020.
In 2015, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was ranked 23rd on the list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world, expected to earn the US $ 31 million. But, he failed to break into the list with the only cricketer to feature in Virat Kohli’s list in 2017.
In 2019 IPL season, MS Dhoni was sold for ₹15 Crore.
Currently, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the brand ambassador for Reebok, Boost, Amity University, Gulf Oil, Amrapali Group, Ashok Leyland, TVS Motors, Sony Bravia, Aircel, Pepsi, Big Bazaar, Orient PSPO, McDowell’s Soda, Exide Batteries, Spartan Sports, Dabur Chyawanprash, Sonata Watches, Lays Wafers, Lafarge Customer Service and Maxx Mobile.
Some Unknown Facts About MS Dhoni
• Despite being busy with cricket net sessions, MS achieved 65% in his 10th board exam.
• Mahendra Singh Dhoni have two coaches were Chanchal Bhattacharya and Keshav Banerjee.
• During the Talent Resource Development Wing match at Jamshedpur, PC Poddar (former Bengal cricket captain) saw a lot of potential in Dhoni and selected him in the Bihar U19 team in the 1998/99 season. He played well and scored 176 runs in 5 matches.
• Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s ODI debut was not a dream debut for him; Since he was run out for the Duck against Bangladesh on 23 December
• Visiting India A tour of Kenya and Zimbabwe in 2004 was the turning point of his life. Dhoni was selected for the tour and performed very well.
• In 2002, Dhoni fell in love with a girl named Priyanka Jha. But, sadly that same year, Priyanka died in a road accident.
• MS and his wife Sakshi had known each other from childhood, but in 2007, they fell in love with each other when they met in Kolkata. They married in 2010 in a low-profile ceremony after dating each other for three years.
• In 2011, the Indian Territorial Army honoured dhoni with the rank of Lt. Colonel.
• MS is considered one of the best finishers in cricket. and He has been known to end the match by hitting six. The 2011 ICC World Cup final against Sri Lanka popular among fans is winning 6.
• In 2012, 2013, and 2014, MS was the highest taxpayer sportsperson in India.
• Mahendra Singh Dhoni learned the helicopter shot from his childhood friend Santosh Lal, who died in July 2013.
• He retired from Test cricket after the Melbourne Test match during a tour of Australia in December 2014, where he had lost just 1 Test match, missing out on the record for captaining the most defeated Test matches overseas.
• In 2012, MS became the world’s richest player (#31 in the world) by Forbes magazine, outpacing popular players such as Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt.
• Mahendra Singh Dhonialso a bike lover and co-owns ‘Mahi Racing Team India’ at the Supersport World Championship.
• In 2016, MS launched a fashion brand ‘Seven’ with Rhiti Group.
• In 2016, his biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story was released. It was rumored that he took 40 crores rupees from the makers of his biopic.
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