MS Dhoni (India)
Full Name – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Nickname(s) – MSD, MS, Mahi, Captain Cool
Profession – Cricketer( Wicket-Keeper)
Batting Style: Right
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Height (approx.) 175cm or 1.75 m or 5’9” inch
Wright (approx): 75 kg or 165 lbs
Body : Chest: 42 inches
Measurment : Waist: 32 inches
Biceps: 14 inches
Eye Colour : Dark Brown
Hair Colour : Black
International Debut : ODI- 23 December 2004 against Bangladesh at Chittagong
Test- 2 December 2005 against Sri Lanka at Chennai
T20- 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg
Jersey Number : #7
Domestic Teams : Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand, Rising Pune Supergiants
Coach/Mentor : Kesav Banerjee and Chanchal Bhattacharya
Favourite shots : Helicopter shot and Paddlesweep
Nature on Field : Calm
Records : MS Dhoni is the only cricketer to win all the three ICC tournaments as captain. In his captaincy team india won major tournament in all 3 formats. 1. ODI World Cup in 2011, Champions
Trophy in 2013, T20 World Cup in 2007 and No.1 Test ranking for 18 months (2009-2011).
- He completed his 107th ODI victory in the tour to Zimbabwe equaling Australian great Allan Border’s record.
- He is also the second most successful ODI captain just behind another Australian in Ricky Ponting.
- He is the most successful Indian captain in all three formats.
- He has also played the most number of international games as an Indian captain.
- And also the most matches by a wicket-keeping batsman.
- He is the most capped Indian wicket-keeper.
- He has the most centuries for an Indian wicket-keeper.
- The Indian skipper holds the record for the highest individual test score by an Indian captain. (224) which is the third highest for a wicket-keeper in the history of the game.
- He also registered the highest score for an Indian wicket-keeper in the same innings.
- To add to it, he also holds the record for the highest score by a wicket-keeper captain.
- He is the first Indian wicket-keeper to score a double hundred and is the first wicket-keeper to reach the landmark in a day.
- Dhoni has the most overseas Test losses as captain – 15
- And also the second highest number of matches lost as India captain – 18
- He also holds the record for the most number of ducks by an Indian captain- 8.
- He has the most dismissals by an Indian wicket-keeper in test matches- 294
- The only wicket-keeper to effect 9 dismissals in a single match
Career Turning Point : His performance against Kenya A and Pakistan A in the 2003/4 tri-nation tournament, where he scored 362 runs in 6 matches at an average of 72.40
Awards/Honours : Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 2007
Padma Shri in 2009
Padma Bhushan in 2018
Achievements : MTV Youth Icon of the year in 2006
ICC ODI Players of the Years in 2008 and 2009
CNN-IBN Indian of the year in Sports in 2011
ICC Award for Sprit of the Crickter in 2011
Date of birth : 7 July 1981
Age( as in 2019) 38 Years
Birthplace : Ranchi, Jharkhand, (Then in Bihar) India
Zodiac Sign : Cancer
Nationality : Indian
Hometown : Ranchi, Jharjkhand, India
School : DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand
College : St. Xaviers College, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Educational Qualifications : College Dropout
Religion : Hinduism
Food Habits : Non-Vegitarian
Address : Harmu Housing Colony, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Hobbies Biking, Playing Football and Tennis, Swmming
- Fined for post-match comments
- Conflict of interest
- Alleged rift with seniors
- Collision with Mustafizur Rahman
- The blame game from Yuvi’s dad
- The spot fixing scandal
Marital Status : Married
Affairs/Girlfriend : Priyanka Jha (Died in 2002)
Lkashmi Rai ( South Indian Actress)
Marriage Date : 4 July 2010
Wife : Sakshi Dhoni
Children : Ziva( Daughter)
Father – Pan Sing
Mother : Devki Devi
Sibling : Brother – Narender Singh Dhoni( elder, Politician)
Sister : Jayanti Gupta
Favourite Cricketers : Batsman : Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist
Bowler : Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee
Favourite Foods : Chicken Butter Masala, Chicken Tikka Pizza, Kebabs, Yellow Dal, Sonpapdi, Gulab Jamun and Rasgullas
Favourite Football : Cristiano Ronaldo
Favourite Tennis Players : Rafel Nadal
Favourite Actor(s) : Angelina Jolie, Deepika Padukone
Favourite Movie : Agneepath, Sholey
Favourite Muscian : Kishore Kumar
Favourite Colours : Blue and Black
Favourite Destinations : Sri Lanka, Goa
Cars Collections : Audi Q7, Mitsubishi Pajero SFX, Land Rover Freelander 2, Mahindra Scorpio, Ferrari 599 GTO etc.
Bike Colections : Confederate Hellcat X132, Kawasaki Ninja H2, Kawasaki Ninja ZX14R, Harley Davidson Fatboy, Yamaha Thundercat etc.
Money turn over
Salary : Rs 15 Crore (2019)
Net Worth (Approx) : $103 million
Some interesting facts abouts Mahendra Sing Dhoni
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni drink alcohol occasionally
- Dhoni don’t smoke
- He secured 65% in his 10th Board exams.
- He fell in love with a girl named Priyanka Jha who died in an accident in same year when he is trying for place in India team in 2002.
- He played as a senior for Bihar from 1999 to 2003.
- He started working as a ticket collector at Kharagpur railway station for years (2001-2003) when his performance consistanly ignored by East Zone selectors.
- On his ODI he was out for a duck against Bangladesh on 23 December 2004.
- His first ODI century comes against Pakistan in Vishakapatnam (148 runs from 12 balls)
- His idol Sachin Tendular who recommended dhoni name for India’s skipper in 2007.
- Dhoni and Sakshi is childhood friend, but they both came closer in winter of 2007 when they met in Kolkata through Yudhajit Dutta.
- Dhoni was honoured with the rank of Lt. Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army in 2011.
- In the year of 2012, 201 and 2014, he was the highest taxpayer sportsman in india.
- ‘The Signature Shot’ which is his signature shot learned from his childhood friend Snatosh Lal, who Died in july 2013.
- Dhoni retired from Test in December 2014 during Australia tour.
- He has his Hotel in his hometown called ‘Hotel Mahi Residency’
- Dhoni has 2 pet dogs, one is labradoe named Zarah and an Alsatian named Sam.
- He is the co-owner of ‘Mahi Racing Team India’ in Supersport World Championship.
- Dhoni launched a fashion brand with name of ‘Seven’ in 2016 with Rhiti Group.
- ‘Camouflage’ clothes and accessories which he loves