MS Dhoni has been a phenomenon in Indian cricket. Coming from a small town of Ranchi, Dhoni not only made it to the national team but also led India to three ICC titles under his leadership. He made his debut against Bangladesh in 2004 in an ODI match. Despite starting his career slowly, he started gaining momentum after he scored a match-winning 148 against Pakistan. From there on, he never looked back and started achieving greater heights.
Currently, CSK captain is the second richest cricketer in the world with a net worth estimated at Rs. 767 crore. He is only behind Sachin Tendulkar.
Dhoni is currently 39 years old.
Dhoni was born on 7 July, 1981.
MSD belongs to a middle-class Rajput family.
He is 5 foot 7 in height.
MS wears Jersey No. 7 which seems to be his lucky number along with his birth date.
Former India captain follows Hindu religion.
Mahi is also known to be a good family man off the field. Her wife is Sakshi Dhoni and they have a daughter named Ziva. In the cricket field, he is one of the finest finishers to have ever played this game. Batting at his traditional No.6 position in ODIs, he took India to several close victories. One notable match was the ICC World Cup Final in 2011 where he played a match winning 91 not out from 79 balls to lead India to a World Cup title after a gap of 28 years.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still the only captain in the world to have won ICC Cricket World Cup (2011), ICC World T20 (2007) and ICC Champions Trophy (2013).
As a wicketkeeper, he holds the record of most no. of stumpings (123 in 350 matches) in ODI cricket. Not only in international cricket, Dhoni has had a huge impact on IPL too where he has led Chennai Super Kings to three titles.
Even after his retirement in 2020, he continues to be a popular figure in Indian cricket. His hitting skills, especially the helicopter shot is still remembered by the fans. Despite batting lower down the order, he averages over 50 in ODI cricket which is a great record. His finishing skills along with his shrewd leadership, has won India many matches.
(Last updated 10 May 2021)