Mahendra Singh Dhoni is arguably one of the finest captains of the Indian national cricket team and after more than a decade of thrilling innings, he will go down in history as the benchmark for the best. MS Dhoni is one of many names in the world of sports but one of the most important names in Indian cricket.
MS Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi, Bihar (present-day Jharkhand) in a Hindu Rajput family to Pan Singh and Devki Devi.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni: Early Life, Family Background
- Full Name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
- Nickname(s): MSD, MS, Mahi, Captain Cool
- Profession: Cricketer (Wicket-keeper)
- Height (approx.): in centimeters- 175 cm, in meters- 1.75 m, in feet inches- 5’ 9”
- Batting Style: Right-Handed
- Bowling Style: Right-Arm Fast Medium
- Favourite Shots: Helicopter shot and Paddlesweep
- Date of Birth: 7 July 1981
- Birthplace: Ranchi, Jharkhand, (Then in Bihar) India
- Zodiac sign: Cancer
- Nationality: Indian
- Hometown: Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
- School: DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand
- College/University: St. Xaviers College, Ranchi, Jharkhand
- Educational Qualifications: College Dropout
- Religion: Hinduism
- Hobbies: Biking, Playing Football and Tennis, Swimming
- Marital Status: Married
- Affairs/Girlfriends: Priyanka Jha (died in 2002), Lakshmi Rai (South Indian actress), Sakshi Singh Rawat (Sakshi Dhoni)
- Marriage Date: 4 July 2010
- Wife/Spouse: Sakshi Dhoni
- Daughter: Ziva
- Father Name: Pan Singh (MECON employee; worked at Junior Management position)
- Mother Name: Devki Devi
- Brother Name: Narendra Singh Dhoni (Elder, Politician)
- Sister Name: Jayanti Gupta (Elder)
- Favourite Cricketer(s): Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist, Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee
- Favourite Football Player: Cristiano Ronaldo
- Favourite Tennis Player: Rafael Nadal
- Favourite Actor(s): Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham
- Favourite Actresses: Angelina Jolie, Deepika Padukone
- Favourite Colour(s): Blue and Black
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Stats
Ranchi-born Dhoni made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on December 2, 2005 and since then he has scored more than 10,000 runs in 338-ODI appearance for the country.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Batting Career Summary
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni Bowling Career Summary
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Fielding Career Summary
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Awards and Recognition
- In 1993, he was first spotted as a goalkeeper by KR Banerjee, the cricket coach at his school, who later asked him to try his hand in wicket-keeping.
- In 2002, when Dhoni was trying for a place in the India team, he fell in love with a girl named Priyanka Jha. But, unfortunately, Priyanka died in an accident, the same year.
- In 2003, Sourav Ganguly approached him to move to Kolkata, but he denied the offer and went back to Bihar, where he went to the National Cricket Academy.
- On his ODI debut against Bangladesh on 23 December 2004, he was out for a duck.
- Earlier, he used to have long hairs for two reasons, first he is a huge fan of John Abraham, secondly, he used to consider it lucky.
- He was the highest taxpayer sportsperson in India for the year 2012, 2013, 2014.
- Dhoni is a pet lover and has 2 pet dogs, a Labrador named Zarah and an Alsatian named Sam.