M. S. Dhoni

Most people know M. S. Dhoni as the Indian cricketer who led the ODI team to its second World Cup win in 2011. Against Bangladesh on December 23, 2004, he played his first ODI for his country. From 2007 to 2016, he was captain of the Indian ODI team. He played his first Test match on December 2, 2005, against Sri Lanka. From 2008 to 2014, he was in charge of the team in Test cricket.

M. S. Dhoni

People look up to him as one of the best “finishers” in the limited overs version of the game because of how aggressively he plays. He is also one of the best Indian leaders of all time and holds a number of records for his time in charge. Notably, while he was captain, the Indian team became the best Test team in 2009. The Indian team also won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. People often forget about what he did in the IPL because of his world records, but he also helped his team, Chennai Super Kings, win the IPL twice, in 2010 and 2011.


Names: Mahi, MS, MSD, Captain Cool, and Mahendra Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, MS Dhoni are other names for him.

42 years old,

The family:

Ex-spouse or spouse: Sakshi Dhoni (M. 2010)

Pan Singh is his father.

Devaki Devi is her name.

Narendra Singh Dhoni and Jayanti Gupta are siblings.

Ziva, the daughter

Country of birth: India

5’9″ (175 cm) tall, 5’9″ A male

Awards: Padma Shri in 2009, Padma Bhushan in 2018, and Rajiv Gandhi A Khel Ratna 2007

ICC ODI Team of the Year for 2013, 2012, and 2011

ICC ODI Player of the Year Award from 2009 to 2008

CNN-IBN Indian Sports Person of the Year 2011 Childhood and Early Life

Mahendra Singh Dhoni came into being on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi, Bihar (now part of Jharkhand). He comes from a Rajput family that is from Uttarakhand. Pan Singh, his father, used to work for MECON, which is a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Steel. He was a junior manager there. Is a woman, and her name is Devaki Devi.

Narendra Singh Dhoni is Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s older brother, and Jayanti Gupta is his older sister. His sister teaches English and his brother is a lawyer.

He went to school at the DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir in Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand. M. S. Dhoni was active as a student, but at first he was more interested in tennis and football. He played goalie for his school’s football team.

M. S. Dhoni

The only time his football coach sent him to help out on the cricket team at a nearby club was by accident. With his great play, he won over everyone and became the main wicketkeeper for the Commando cricket club team for three years, from 1995 to 1998.

He kept doing well, and during the 1997–98 season, he was chosen for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship team. After finishing 10th grade, he really started to care about cricket.

Start of Career

  1. S. Dhoni was picked to play for the Central Coal Fields Limited (CCL) team in 1998. Before that, he had only played cricket in school and club games. Deval Sahay, who used to be Vice-President of the Bihar Cricket Association, liked how determined he was and how hard he hit the ball. This gave him the chance to play in First Class cricket.

In the 1998–99 season, he didn’t make it to either the East Zone U-19 squad or the Rest of India squad. However, the next season, he was picked for the East Zone U-19 squad for the CK Nayudu trophy. He didn’t do well, though, and his team came in last place in the event.

His first game in the Ranji Trophy was for the Bihar cricket team in 1999–2000. In the second innings, he scored 68 runs without being out. In the following season, he hit his first hundred in a first-class game against Bengal, but his team lost.

He didn’t need money because he came from a middle-class Indian family. Yes, he went to Midnapore, West Bengal, when he was 20 years old. He had gotten a job as a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station through a sports quota. From 2001 to 2003, he worked for the railroad.

He was chosen to play in the Duleep Trophy for the East Zone in 2001, but the Bihar Cricket Association couldn’t tell Dhoni about it in time because he was in Midnapore. He found out about this after his team had already arrived at Agartala, where the game was going to be played. One of his friends hired a car to take him to Kolkata Airport for his flight, but the car broke down on the way, so Deep Dasgupta had to play wicketkeeper.

During the 2002–03 season, he kept doing well in the Deodhar Trophy and the Ranji Trophy, which helped people notice him. He hit another hundred as a member of the East Zone team that won the Deodhar Trophy in the 2003–2004 season.

He was finally chosen to go on tour with India A to Zimbabwe and Kenya in 2003 and 2004. During a game against Zimbabwe XI, he caught seven balls and stumped two. He also scored a fifty in the first game and two hundreds in the second, which helped his team beat Pakistan A in back-to-back games. Sourav Ganguly, who was leader of the Indian National Team at the time, noticed him because of how well he played.

ODI History

Because of how well he did in first-class cricket, M. S. Dhoni was chosen to play for India in their 2004–05 tour of Bangladesh with the national ODI team. Unfortunately, he was run out for a duck in his first game and didn’t do well at all during the rest of the series.

The selectors had faith in him even though he did badly in his first game, so they chose him for the Pakistan ODI series that followed. But Dhoni didn’t let them down. In his fifth ODI match, he made 148 runs, which is the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman.

In the first two games of the India-Sri Lanka bilateral series, Dhoni didn’t get enough chances to bat, so he was moved up in the batting order for the third game. He made the most of the chance by scoring 183 runs without being out in 145 balls while chasing a 299-run goal. He set a lot of records during the series, which is why he was named Man of the Series.

M. S. Dhoni

In 2005–2006, he helped his team win the India–Pakistan ODI series 4–1. In those five games, he scored 68, 72 not out, 2 not out, and 77 not out. Because he kept doing well, he beat Ricky Ponting to become the best batsman in ICC ODIs on April 20, 2006, even if it was only for a week.

Before the 2007 Cricket World Cup, Dhoni played very well in two matches against the West Indies and Sri Lanka, with an average of over 100. During the World Cup, however, he did not play well, and the Indian team did not make it out of the group stage.

He was made vice-captain of the ODI team in 2007 for two sets against South Africa and England. He also took the Indian team to South Africa to play for the ICC World Twenty20 title and helped them beat the Pakistani team to win it.

After being leader of the Twenty20 team and doing a great job, he was put in charge of the Indian ODI team for the series against Australia in September 2007. Sachin Tendulkar, a famous cricket player and his teammate at the time, gave him a lot of credit when he led India to victory in the 2011 World Cup.

In 2009, he got 1198 runs in just 24 innings, which was the same number of runs that Ricky Ponting scored in 30 innings that year. He was also ranked number one in ODI batsman by the ICC for a number of months in 2009.

The Indian team won the 2011 World Cup under his direction. In the last game against Sri Lanka, he moved up in the batting order and scored 91 runs without being out, which won the game.

He led India to win in the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. This made him the only captain to have won all three ICC trophies: the Test Mace, the ODI World Cup, and the Champions Trophy.

Try out Career

  1. S. Dhoni was chosen to be a wicketkeeper for the Indian Test Team in 2005 when they played Sri Lanka. In his first game, which was cut short by rain, he got 30 runs. In the next game, he got his first fifty, which helped India win by a large margin.

In early 2006, he got his first test century during India’s tour of Pakistan. It was an aggressive innings that helped India escape follow-on. He played well in the next three games, one against Pakistan and two against England.

As vice-captain during the 2008 series against Australia, Dhoni was made full-time test captain in the fourth match after Anil Kumble, who was captain at the time, got hurt in the previous match and said he was retiring.

In 2009, he scored two hundreds in a series against Sri Lanka, which helped his team win. As captain, he led India to become the No. 1 Test Team in the ICC Rankings in December 2009.

After the third match of India’s tour of Australia in the 2014–15 season, he quit Test cricket. He kept playing ODIs over the next few years, but in January 2017, he stopped being captain of the team. He is still able to play restricted over cricket, though.

Test Record for the International Record

Ninety games, 144 innings, 4876 runs, 224 runs scored, an average of 38.09, six centuries, 33 half-centuries, 256 catches, and 38 stumpings in ODIs. There have been 286 games played, 249 innings, 9275 runs, 10 centuries, 61 half-centuries, 269 catches, and 94 stumpings in T20. The highest score was 183*. There have been 76 games, 66 innings, 1209 runs, 56 highest scores, an average of 36.63, no centuries or half-centuries, 42 catches, and 23 stumpings.

Achievements and Awards

  1. S. Dhoni has won 20 Man of the Match awards and 6 Man of the Series awards for his work in ODIs. During his career, he has also won two “Man of the Match” awards in Tests.

In 2008 and 2009, the ICC named him ODI Player of the Year. Besides that, he was on the ICC World ODI XI team every year from 2008 to 2014. In 2009, 2010, and 2013, he was on the ICC World Test XI team.

The highest award in India for sports success is the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, which he won in 2007.

His fourth-highest citizen award, the Padma Shri, was given to him in 2009.

Padma Bhushan, the third-highest citizen award in the country, was given to MS Dhoni on April 2, 2018.

Private Life and Legacy

In his biography, it was shown that M. S. Dhoni dated a girl named Priyanka Jha in 2002. The relationship was strong, but it didn’t last long because she died in a car accident that same year. Dhoni, who was traveling with the India A team at the time, found out about what happened a long time after it happened and was heartbroken. He had to work hard for almost a year to get back on track with his job.

In 2008, Sakshi Singh Rawat and Dhoni started dating. They met at the Taj Bengal, where she was working as an intern after getting her degree in hotel management from the Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad. By the way, they knew each other when they were kids because their dads worked together at MECON and they went to the same school, even though she was seven years younger than he was.

M. S. Dhoni

They were together for two years before getting married on July 4, 2010, one day after they got engaged. The girl was born on February 6, 2015, and her name is Ziva.

In 2011, he won the Cricket World Cup. That year, director Neeraj Pandey chose to make a movie about his life and works. The movie M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story came out on September 30, 2016.

Fun Facts

Dhoni was supposed to play in the first Duleep Trophy match for the East Zone in 2001. But he couldn’t get to Agartala in time. He was instead picked as the 12th man for the second match in Pune. Sachin Tendulkar asked for water during the drinks break, which is how he met his hero for the first time. He didn’t play in the game.

Indian lost in the first round of the 2007 Cricket World Cup, and angry fans broke into his home in Ranchi. He had to call the cops for help at this point.

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