M.S. Dhoni or Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the current captain of Team India and cricketer. He is also a wicket keeper and attacking middle-order right handed batsman. He is also known as the best finisher in limited overs cricket. In December 2004, he made his ODI debut against Bangaldesh. After one year, he played his career’s first test against Sri Lanka. Dhoni has several captaincy records, such as most back-to-back wins in One Day International and most wins in ODIs and Tests by an Indian captain. In 2007, he became the captain of Indian national cricket team after Rahul Dravid and led the team to win its first ever ODI series in New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
He also led the Indian team to win the CB Series 2007-08, ICC World T20 2007, Asia Cup 2010, ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 and ICC Champions Trophy 2013. In the World Cup 2011 final, Dhoni scored 91 runs off 79 balls not out and led the team win and he became the Man of the Match. When India defeated England in June 2013 in Champions Trophy England, Dhoni was the only captain who won all the three limited-over trophies on ICC (Champions Trophy, World Cup and World T20).
Full Name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Date of Birth: 7 July 1981
Marital status: Married
Net Worth: $30 million
Height: 5ft 9in (1.75m)
Source of Income: Cricket, Endorsements
Hobbies: Bike Riding, Football, Badminton, Music
Dhoni became the captain of team India in South Africa for the inaugural ICC World T20 in September 2007. Under his captaincy, the team was crowned champions and win against Pakistan. He became the ODI captain of team India against Australia for 7-match ODI series in September 2007. He made debut as Test captain on his 4th and final Test in Nagpur against Australia in November 2008 and replaced Anil Kumble who announced his retirement and injured in third test.
In this series, Dhoni was vice captain on that point. Eventually, India won the Test and retained Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Previously Dhoni captained the team against Australia and South Africa on stand-in basis in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Under his captaincy, India ranked No.1 on ICC Test Ranking in 2009. He played his career’s first ODI World Cup at the Caribbean in 2007. Dhoni played as attacking lower-order batsman and a powerful hitter and one of the fastest runners between wickets. With the net worth of over $30 million, he is among the top 10 richest sportsman in the world.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on 7th July 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand (Then in Bihar) in a Rajput family. In Ranchi, his father Pan Singh served in MECON in junior management. Dhoni has a brother Narendra Singh Dhoni and sister Jayanti Gupta. In childhood, his role models were legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and Superstar of the Millennium Amitabh Bachchan, as well as his teammate Sachin Tendulkar. He is a big fan of Adam Gilchrist. After his 10th standard, Dhoni focused on cricket. From 2001 to 2003, he was a TTE (Train Ticket Examiner) at Kharagpur station. He was a very straightforward, honest employee in Indian Railways. Today, he is the richest sportsman in the world.
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