Mahendra Singh Dhoni (born 7 July 1981), commonly known as MS Dhoni, is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team in limited overs formats from 2007 to 2017, and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He is also the current captain of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
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Who Is MS Dhoni?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (born 7 July 1981), commonly known as MS Dhoni, is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian national team in limited overs formats from 2007 to 2017, and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He is also the current captain of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2011 Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, the most by any captain. He also led India to victory in the 2010 and 2016 Asian Cup. Also, under his leadership, India won the 2010 and 2011 ICC Test Mace and the 2013 ICC ODI Championship. Dhoni is a right-handed batsman known for his calm captaincy and his ability to finish games in difficult situations. Mahi has scored 17,266 runs in International Cricket (including over 10,000 runs in ODI Internationals) and is considered one of the best finishers in the game. He is also one of the greatest goalkeepers and captains in cricket history.
He announced his retirement from Testing on December 30, 2014.
and stepped down as T20I and ODI captain in 2017. On 15 August 2020, Dhoni retired from all international cricket formats and continues to play in the IPL.
Dhoni received India’s highest sporting honour, the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award in 2008 for his outstanding achievements and was honored by the Government of India with the 4th India Padma Shri civilian award in 2009 and the 3rd Padma Bhushan civilian award. in 2018. He is the only cricket captain in the world to win all three of the Cricket World Cup, the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy.
MS Dhoni Facts, Biography, WIKI
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|Full Name||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|Born||7 July 1981 (age 41)|
Ranchi, Bihar (present-day Jharkhand), India
|Nickname||Mahi, Thala Dhoni|
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium|
MS Dhoni Early life
Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand) and comes from a Hindu Rajput family with roots in Uttarakhand. He is the youngest of the three sons of Pan Singh and Devaki Devi. His paternal village, Lwali, is in Jainti Tehsil, Lamgara block of Almora District of Uttarakhand. His parents moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi, Jharkhand, where his father worked as a pump operator in a junior management position at MECON Colony, located in the Doranda area of Ranchi. Unlike Dhoni, his uncle and cousins write their surname “Dhauni”.
Previously, Dhoni was the goalkeeper of his school’s football team DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, but after seeing his goalkeeping skills, Coach Keshav Ranjan Banerjee, one of those who inspired Dhoni to become a cricketer, chose him to play cricket for his school team. he allowed him to become the regular goalkeeper for Commando Cricket Club (1995-1998). Based on his performance in club cricket, he was picked for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship for the 1997/98 season, where he performed well.
MS Dhoni Age
He is 41 years old.
MS Dhoni Net Worth
His net worth is about 125 million USD.
MS Dhoni’s Wife
Sakshi Singh Rawat
MS Dhoni Personal Life, Family
- Personal Life
His ancestral village is Lwali, which is located in Jaiti taluka of Almora district of Uttarakhand state. The town has a population of 20 to 30 families. His father, Pan Singh Dhoni, left the village in 1970 in search of employment. He eventually settled in Ranchi. Dhoni’s uncle Dhanpat Singh Dhauni and his cousin Hayat Singh Dhauni still live in Lwali.
She married Sakshi Singh Rawat on July 4, 2010.
The wedding took place in Dehradun, one day after the couple got engaged. Dhoni and his wife have a daughter, Zeeva Dhoni.
Dhoni is an enthusiast of the Indian Army. While spending a day with the parachute regiment in Ranchi, Dhoni said: “Since I was a child, I wanted to join the army. Seeing the soldiers, I thought that one day I will be the same.”
He holds the position of Vice President of Marketing at India Cements Ltd. The company is led by former BCCI Chairman and IPL Chennai Super Kings franchise owner N. Srinivasan.
|Spouse/Wife||Sakshi Singh Rawat|
|Father||Pan Singh Dhoni|
|Brothers||Narendra Singh Dhoni|
|Marriage Date||July 4, 2010.|
MS Dhoni International Debut
2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka
23 December 2004 v Bangladesh
1 December 2006 v South Africa
MS Dhoni Cricket Career
- Domestic Career
Here is all about MS Dhoni’s Domestic Career.
Junior cricket in Bihar
In 1998, Dhoni was selected by Deval Sahay, former Vice President of the Bihar Cricket Association and Ranchi District Cricket Chairman, to play for the Central Coal Fields Limited (CCL) team. Until 1998, Dhoni, who was in grade 12, had never played professional cricket. In CCL, he had the opportunity to hit higher up the order, where he performed exceptionally, helping CCL move up to the A division. Deval Sahay, impressed by his performance, lobbied for his selection in Bihar team. Dhoni moved to the Ranchi team, the Bihar junior cricket team and eventually the Bihar Ranji senior team within a year.
Bihar Cricket Team
Further information: Ranji Trophy 2001-02
Dhoni made his Ranji Trophy debut for Bihar in the 1999-2000 season, when he was eighteen years old. He made a half century in his debut match scoring 68* in the second innings against the Assam cricket team. Dhoni ended the season with 283 runs from 5 matches. Dhoni scored his first first-class century playing for Bihar against Bengal in the 2000/01 season. Other than this century, his performance in the 2000/01 season did not add another score above fifty and in the 2001/02 season he scored just five fifties in four Ranji matches.
Jharkhand cricket team
Dhoni’s performance in the 2002-03 season included three half-centuries in the Ranji Trophy and a pair of half-centuries in the Deodhar Trophy, as he began to gain recognition for his lower-order contribution and forceful batting style. In the 2003/04 season, Dhoni scored a century (128*) against Assam in the first match of the Ranji ODI tournament. Dhoni was part of the East Zone team that won the 2003-2004 Deodhar Trophy season and contributed 244 runs in 4 matches, including a century (114) against Central Zone.
Indian A Team
He was recognized for his efforts in the 2003/04 season, especially in the one day format and was selected for the India A team for a tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya. Against the Zimbabwe XI at Harare Sports Club, Dhoni had his best to keep the wicket with 7 catches and 4 hits in the match. In the tri-national tournament involving Kenya, India A and Pakistan A, Dhoni helped India A chase their target of 223 against Pakistan A with a half century. Continuing his good performance, he scored consecutive centuries – 120 and 119* – against the same team. Dhoni scored 362 runs in 6 innings at an average of 72.40 and his performance in the series drew the attention of then Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri among others.
- International Career
Here is all about MS Dhoni’s International Career.
Start of ODI career
The Indian ODI team in the early 2000s saw Rahul Dravid as the wicket-keeper to ensure that the wicket-keeper role was not lacking in batting talent. The team also saw the entry of goalkeeper/batsmen from the youth ranks, with talents like Parthiv Patel and Dinesh Karthik (both India Under-19 captains) named in the Test squads. With Dhoni leaving a mark in the India A squad, he was picked in the ODI squad for the tour of Bangladesh in 2004/05. Dhoni didn’t get off to a great start to his ODI career, as he was left without a duck on his debut. Despite an average series against Bangladesh, Dhoni was picked for Pakistan’s ODI series.
In the second match of the series, Dhoni, in his fifth one-day cap, scored 148 at Visakhapatnam from just 123 shots. Dhoni’s 148 surpassed the previous record for the highest score by an Indian goalkeeper, a record he would rewrite before the end of the year.
Dhoni had few batting chances in the first two games of Sri Lanka’s two-way ODI series (October–November 2005) and was promoted to No.3 in the third ODI at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Jaipur). Sri Lanka had set India a target of 299 after a century from Kumar Sangakkara and in response India lost Tendulkar early. Dhoni was promoted to speed up the scoring and finished the game on an unbeaten 183 from 145 balls, winning the game for India. Entries were described in Wisden Almanack (2006) as “uninhibited, but anything but raw”. The innings set several records, including the highest singles score in ODI cricket in the second innings, a record only broken by Shane Watson after seven years. Dhoni finished the series with the highest run total (346) and was awarded the Man of the Series award for his efforts. In December 2005, Dhoni was awarded a BCCI Grade B contract.
2007 World Cup
Preparations for the 2007 Cricket World Cup improved as India recorded identical 3-1 victories over West Indies and Sri Lanka and Dhoni had averages over 100 in both series.
India unexpectedly missed out on the World Cup after losses to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the group stage. Dhoni was sidelined in both matches and scored just 29 runs in the tournament. After the loss to Bangladesh in the 2007 Cricket World Cup, the house that Dhoni was building in his hometown of Ranchi was vandalized and damaged by JMM political activists. The local police took care of the safety of his family when India was knocked out of the World Cup in the first round.
Post 2011 World Cup
In 2012, Pakistan toured India for a bilateral series for the first time in five years. In the three match ODI series, Dhoni scored for India in all three innings; however, India lost the series 1-2. In the first ODI in Chennai, he helped India recover from 29/5 to help post a total of 227 in 50 overs. With a score of 113 not out, he had a record partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin, though India had lost.
By winning the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, Dhoni became the first and only captain in international cricket to claim all ICC trophies. In the rain-shortened final against England, he was sidelined and finished the tournament with 27 runs from two innings. However, Dhoni’s field placements and tactics benefited India as the team had beaten the opposition by five runs (D/L method). He was also named captain and goalkeeper of the ICC ‘Team of the Tournament’.
World Cup 2015
India’s preparation for the tournament looked lacking as India had not performed in the Carlton Mid Triangle Series in Australia, without winning a single match, with Dhoni himself managing 70 runs in three innings and averaging 23.34.
During the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Dhoni became the first Indian captain to win every group stage match in such a tournament. India notched victories against arch-rivals Pakistan, South Africa (whom it had never beaten before in a World Cup match), the United Arab Emirates, the West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe. In the match against Zimbabwe at Eden Park, he made 85 not chasing 288 and had an unbeaten partnership of 196 with Suresh Raina.
Stepping down as captain and thereafter
Dhoni stepped down as India’s captain in the limited formats in January 2017, just before the home ODI series against England. In the second game of the series, he scored 134 off 122 balls, which included a partnership of 256 runs for the fourth wicket along with Yuvraj Singh. The century, his tenth in ODIs, was his first for more than three years. He was named ‘Team of the Tournament’ goalkeeper at the 2017 Trophy of Champions by Cricbuzz. He was also named in the ODI XI of the Year by Cricbuzz.
After his one day performance against Sri Lanka, Dhoni replaced Dinesh Karthik in December 2005 as the Indian teams Test goalkeeper. Dhoni scored 30 runs in his debut match, which was marred by rain. Dhoni came to the crease when the side were at 109/5 and as wickets continued to fall in quick succession, he played an aggressive tackle in which he was the last man to be sacked. Dhoni made his maiden half-century in the second Test and his quick scoring rate (50 from 51 balls) helped India set a target of 436, where the Sri Lankans were then bowled out for 247.
India toured Pakistan in January–February 2006 and Dhoni scored his first century in the second Test in Faisalabad. India was struggling, where Dhoni along with Irfan Pathan tried to rally, with the team still needing 107 runs to avoid a follow-up. Dhoni played with his naturally aggressive style as he brought out his first Test century on 93 balls, after scoring the first fifty in 34 deliveries.
Dhoni scored two centuries on Sri Lanka’s tour of India in 2009, a three-match series in which he led India to a 2–0 victory. With this feat, India rose to the number one position in Test cricket for the first time in history. India scored 726–9 (decl) in the third match of this series, which was their highest Test total at the time.
He played the last series of his in the 2014-15 season on India’s tour of Australia captaining India in the second and third tests; losing the second and drawing the third, losing the series 2–0 before the Sydney Test. After the third Test in Melbourne, Dhoni announced his withdrawal from the format. In his last test, he made nine layoffs (eight receptions and one punch), and in the process, he surpassed Kumar Sangakkara in the hitting record with 134 (in all three formats combined). He also set a record for taking the most dismissals in a match by an Indian wicketkeeper until broken by Wriddhiman Saha in 2018. He finished his last innings unbeaten making 24 runs.
On 12 February 2012, Dhoni made an unbeaten 44 to guide India to their first win over Australia in Adelaide. In the final over, he hit a considerably big six that traveled 112 meters from Clint McKay’s bowling. During the post-match presentation, he described this six as more important than the one he scored during the 2011 ICC World Cup final.
He was named captain and goalkeeper of the ‘Team of the Tournament’ for the 2014 T20 World Cup by the ICC.
2007 ICC World Twenty20
MS Dhoni was chosen to lead India to the first World T20 in 2007. He made his debut as captain against Scotland, but the match was scrapped. Subsequently, he led India to the ICC World Twenty 20 trophy in South Africa, with a win over arch-rivals Pakistan in a hard-fought final on 24 September 2007, becoming only the second Indian captain to win a World Cup in any form. cricket, after Kapil Dev.
Retirement from international cricket
Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on 15 August 2020. The decision came as a surprise to many fans and cricket experts as Dhoni had not announced any retirement plans before that. He had not played any international cricket since India’s defeat in the 2019 Cricket World Cup semi-final. He had also not announced any plans to retire from domestic cricket and continues to play for the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
MS Dhoni Cricket records
- Dhoni is the first Indian wicket-keeper to score 4,000 Test runs.
- After hitting a six in the third Test against England in Southampton, Dhoni completed 50 sixes as a captain, an Indian record.
- Dhoni, with 294 dismissals in his career, ranks first in the all-time dismissals list by Indian wicket-keepers.
- Dhoni is the third captain (and the first non-Australian) overall to win 100 games.
- First player to pass 10,000 runs in ODI cricket with having a career average of over 50.
- Most not outs (84) in ODIs.
- Dhoni’s 183* against Sri Lanka in 2005 is the highest score by a wicket-keeper.
- Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were involved in a partnership of 100 not out against Sri Lanka, which is India’s highest eighth wicket partnership in ODIs.
- Dhoni holds the records of the most dismissals in an innings (6) and career (432) by an Indian wicket-keeper.
- Dhoni has the most stumpings (123) by any wicket-keeper in an ODI career, and is so far the only keeper to pass 100 stumpings.
- Dhoni holds the record for playing the most T20I innings (76) and scored the most runs (1,153) before scoring a fifty
- Most dismissals as wicket-keeper in T20Is (91)
- Most stumpings as wicket-keeper in T20Is (34)
- Most catches as wicket keeper in a T20I innings (5)
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FAQs About MS Dhoni?
When did MS Dhoni make his international Debut?
Dhoni made his international debut in 2004. His talent with the bat came to the fore in an innings of 148 runs against Pakistan in his fifth international match. Within a year he joined the India Test team, where he quickly established himself with a century (100 or more runs in a single innings) against Pakistan.
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Sakshi Singh Rawat
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