MS Dhoni (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Height, Biography, Career& More

MS Dhoni (Cricketer) Wiki, Age, Height, Weight, Biography, Family, Career, Cast, IPL Price, Girlfriend, Net Worth, Wife & More

MS Dhoni is one of the legends in Indian cricket, he is also known as captain cool because of his calmness in stressful situations. He has played cricket for years now and won many tournaments as an exemplary captain. Although cricket was initially not his forte when he started playing cricket, he never looked back. 

He plays for Bihar in domestic cricket and for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian premier league. His scorecard is filled with fascinating performances.

Bio

Real nameMahendra Singh Dhoni
NicknameMahi
ProfessionIndian cricketer
Date of birth7 July 1981
Age (as in 2021)39 years old
Zodiac signCancer
Birth placeRanchi, Jharkhand, India
FamilyFather- Pan Singh
Mother- Devki Singh
Brother- Narendra Singh Dhoni
Sister- Jayanti Singh
NationalityIndian
ReligionHinduism
CasteRajput
Home TownRanchi, Jharkhand, India

Birth & Early Life

MS Dhoni was born 7 July, 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. He studied in DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Jharkhand. Initially he was good in badminton and football and played as a goal keeper for his team. His football coach sent him to play cricket and that changed his entire life. 

His father strictly opposed his playing cricket and wanted him to study to become a railway official. 

SchoolDAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir
CollegeSt. Xaviers College, Ranchi, Jharkhand
QualificationCollege dropout
AwardsRajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2007) Padma Shri (2009) Padma Bhushan (2018)

Career

  • Domestic career-

Dhoni was selected by Dhaval Shahay in the Central Coalfields limited team in 1998. This day was different for Dhoni as he was going to play professional cricket something he has never done before. In his matches for the team, Dhoni played exceptionally, showcasing his talents, which impressed Dhaval Sahay and he used his contacts in the Bihar board for his selection in the team. 

Dhoni debuted for senior Bihar team in the year 1999-2000. He was also roped in for under-19 squad for 1998-1999, where he scored a lot of runs in just five matches, but he was not selected for the CK Naydu Trophy. MS made his first class debut for Bihar in 1999-2000, at the age of eighteen. 

After he had successfully played for the Ranji trophy in three consecutive years, he was selected by Deep Dasgupta to play for Eastside. His performance made him famous, he was selected for India A Squad for your of Zimbabwe and Kenya. His performance in this team made him extremely popular

International career

Dhoni debuted for ODI when India was in dire need of a wicket keeper batsman, and no one seemed to fit the combination. He was selected for the tour against Bangladesh, but he had a disastrous start and ended with a duck. Despite his poor performance, he was selected for a tour against Pakistan. 

He made a wonderful century in his fifth ODI and it became the starting of the dhoni era. His last ODI was against New Zealand in 2019, where he ended just like he started with a runout.

  • Test 

Dhoni replaced Dinesh Karthik in Test cricket after his fascinating performances in ODIs in December 2005. He scored his maiden half-century in his second test match.

  • T20 international

He was selected for T20 international but was out for a duck in 2006. But the very next year he was given chance to lead a young Indian team to the world cup and he became the second Indian captain to have won the World Cup. 

Cricket

Playing StyleWicket-keeper batsman
International debutTest: 02 – 06, 2005 against Sri Lanka
ODI: December 23, 2004, against Bangladesh
T20I: December 01, 2006, against South Africa
Debut MatchesFirst-class- 1999
List A – 1999
IPL-2008
TeamsIndian National Cricket Team, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings(CSK), Jharkhand, Rising Pune Supergiants, Asia XI, Help for Heroes XI, Sehwag XI, India Seniors
Retirement 15 August 2020.
Batting StyleRight handed
Bowling StyleRight arm medium fast
Jersey no.7
Best RecordUnder his captaincy, the Indian team won major tournaments in all 3 formats: the No.1 Test ranking for 18 months (2009-2011), the ODI World Cup in 2011, Champions Trophy in 2013, and the Twenty20 World Cup in 2007.
Coach/MentorKeshav Banerjee and Chanchal Bhattacharya

IPL

He was selected by Chennai Super Kings in the very first year of the Indian premier league in 2008 for $1.5 million, making him the most expensive player. In 2010,2011, and 2018 he led his team to victory, and in 2010 and 2014 won the Champions League.

IPL Debut Match2008
Years of Played Matches and teamsChennai Super Kings (2008-2015, 2019- present),
Rising Pune Supergiant (2016-2018)
Record84* out of 48 balls (2019)
IPL price$1.5 million

Personal Life & More

MS Dhoni’s father was a employee at Junior Management Position. His mother is a homemaker. His father was never in favour of him choosing cricket as a career. He has two siblings, one brother and one sister. 

Marital statusMarried
Marriage Date4 July 2010
WifeSakshi 
ChildrenDaughter: Ziva 
Girlfriends Priyanka Jha
Sakshi
Net worth$111 million
Salary$18 million

Physical Status & More

Height5.9″
Weight75 kg
Body MeasurementsChest: 42 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Biceps: 14 inches
Eye colourDark Brown
Hair colourBlack
HobbiesBiking, Playing Football and Tennis, Swimming

Some important facts about MS Dhoni-

  • MS Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • 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.
  • Earlier, he used to have long hair for two reasons, first, he is a huge fan of John Abraham, secondly, he used to consider it lucky.
  • Even after achieving such a huge success in his early career, he remained grounded and spends time with his childhood buddies.

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