Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of cricket’s most popular and charismatic players. Without a question, ‘Captain Cool’ is one of the greatest captains in the sport’s history. He led India to victory for more than a decade. A captain’s success can be judged by his team’s performance on the field, but what about off the field?
#1. Dhoni, like many other successful people who come from a variety of backgrounds, had an unexpected career before entering the cricket game. He served as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at the Kharagpur Railway Station in Midnapore for the South Eastern Railway from 2001 to 2003.
#2. Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart and Hulk Hogan are two of MS Dhoni’s favorite WWE wrestlers.
#3. Dhoni was recommended as the captain of the Indian cricket team by Sachin Tendulkar.
#4. In the Indian Army, he has the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is the second person to be honoured with the honorary title after Kapil Dev.
#5. Prior to playing cricket full-time, the Mahi was a goalie for his high school football team and even tried his hand at badminton.
#6. During his early years of international cricket, he had long hair. He once stated that John Abraham was the inspiration for his haircut.
#7. He is the only captain to have won all three major ICC trophies – World Cup, One-day Internationals World Cup and Champions Trophy.
#8. MS Dhoni is a huge motorcycle enthusiast, with a garage full of exotics, vintage motorbikes, and even a few superbikes. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s passion for motorbikes dates back to his undergraduate days when he rode a Rajdoot.
#9. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, a biographical film based on Dhoni’s life, was released on September 30, 2016.
#10. He has a sophisticated musical sense. He enjoys listening to vintage Hindi cinema songs and is a big fan of Kishore Kumar.