Mahendra Singh Dhoni Biography 2024: The Life of Captain Cool

Mahendra Singh Dhoni better known as ‘Mahi’ is one of the most talented, greatest, and most versatile captains of India. He needs no introduction to the world of cricket. He is a very good wicketkeeper-batsman in India. He was born in the year 1981 on the 7th of July, in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. In this article, we are going give all the latest information on Mahendra Singh Dhoni and explore the various aspects of his remarkable cricketing career.

Early Life and Childhood of Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s father’s name is Pan Singh, and he worked in the MECON company. His mother’s name Devaki Devi was a housewife. His sister’s name is Jayanti and his brother’s name is Narendra Singh Dhoni. In his early childhood, he was very fond of sports. He was particularly fond of badminton and football. But later with the help of his coach, he developed cricketing skills and joined the Commando cricket club. 

Soon he was noticed and was selected to play for the Bihar Under-19 team. Then he played for the East Zone Uner-19 team and the India A team. He debuts in a One Day International (ODI) match against Bangladesh 2004 on 23rd December. His 148 runs innings against Pakistan in Visakhapatnam in 2005 made him a star. After that, he never looks back.

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MS Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Biography
Mahendra Singh Dhoni

MS Dhoni Debut

  • Test debut cap number 251 on 2nd December 2005 against Sri Lanka
  • ODI debut cap number 158 on 23rd December 2004 against Bangladesh
  • T20I debut cap number 2 on 1st December 2006 against South Africa

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s’s Career as Captain of the Indian cricket team

He was appointed as the captain of the Indian cricket team in the year 2007. In the same year 2007 India won the T20 World Cup, in 2011 ODI World Cup, and in 2013 the Champions Trophy under the leadership of MS Dhoni. He is also known as “Captain Cool” as he was very calm in a tense situation and made some sensational changes in bowling and batting. Through his tactics, India has won many matches.

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Leadership Style

His leadership quality was too good. He was very calm and composed on the field. He always remains cool under pressure situations and makes decisions some very unorthodox decisions and these characteristics of his earn India T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup, and Champions Trophy. Still, he is playing in the IPL and is very keen to captain the CSK. In his leadership, CSK also won four times IPL. CSK won the IPL in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021.

MS Dhoni Awards

  • MS Dhoni received India’s highest sports honour the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award from the Government of India in the year 2008 for his achievement for the country.
  • In 2009 he received the Padma Shri award from the Government of India
  • In 2018 has received the Padma Bhushan award from the Government of India
  • The ICC World ODI XI: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (captain in 2009, 2011-2014)
  • ICC World Test XI: 2009, 2010, 2013
  • Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year: 2011

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Retirement

This day has come in every sportsperson’s life, retirement.  Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been retired from international cricket in the year 2020 on 15 August. This decision made everyone surprised as he has never given any hint of a retirement. His retirement marked the end of a great cricketer from international cricket and also the end of an era in Indian and world cricket.

MS Dhoni wife

MS Dhoni with his Wife
MS Dhoni with his Wife

He married Sakshi Singh Rawat in 2010 on 4th July. Dhoni and Sakshi have a daughter named Ziva.

MS Dhoni as a Businessman

MS Dhoni is vice-president of India Cements Ltd. This company belongs to N.Srinivasan, the former Vice President of BCCI and owner of Chennai Super Kings. He has also won or is co-owner of various companies such as Sahara India Pariwar, Ranchi Rays, a hockey club based in Ranchi, and Chennaiyin FC, a Chennai-based football club. He is also a brand ambassador of “SEVEN” a lifestyle brand.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Biography

MS Dhoni International Stats

FORMATMatInningsNot OutRunsHighestAverageStrike Rate100s50s4s Four6s Six
Test9014416487622438.0959.1163354478
ODI3502978410773183*50.5787.561073826229
T20I98854216175637.60126.130211652
T20361319131716784*38.12133.98028500315

Mahendra Singh Dhoni International Catches and Stamps Stats

FORMATCatchesStamps
Test25638
ODI321123
T20I5734
FC36457
List A402141
T2020784

Mahendra Singh Dhoni IPL stats

MS Dhoni Batting

YearMatchesNot OutRunsHighestAverageBall FaceStrike Rate100504s6sCtSt
202316810432*26.0057182.460031073
202214623250*33.14188123.4001211090
202116411418*16.28107106.5400123130
202014420047*25.00172116.2700167151
201915741684*83.20309134.62032223115
201816945579*75.83302150.66032430113
201716429061*26.36250116.00011516103
201614528464*40.57210135.2301181484
20151753725331.00305121.9601271783
2014161037157*74.20250148.4001222031
201318546167*41.90283162.89043225152
201219535851*29.83278128.7701269122
201116439270*43.55247158.7002252355
201013228766*31.88210136.660226856
200914533258*41.50261127.200222944
20081644146541.40310133.5402381560
Career25087508284*38.793739135.9202434923914242
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Source: IPL

Frequently Asked Questions

How much is MS Dhoni’s net worth right now?

MS Dhoni’s net worth is estimated at 125 million US dollars

What is the name of MS Dhoni’s Wife?

Sakshi Singh Rawat

Conclusion

MS Dhoni is a living legend. He is achieved lots of achievements in his life. He is now retired from International cricket but he is still very much fit and agile.

Records and Achievements:

  • Dhoni holds numerous batting and wicketkeeping records, including the most stumpings in international cricket by a wicketkeeper.
  • He is the only captain to win all three major ICC trophies – the World Cup, Champions Trophy, and World T20.
  • Dhoni’s contribution to Indian cricket transcends statistics; he is a mentor, a strategist, and a source of inspiration for generations of cricketers.

He is currently the captain of CSK. I wish him more success and accolades in his life. All the best!!!!!

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