MS Dhoni Biography: Life, Education & Cricket Career

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Indian professional cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand) on July 7, 1981. From 2007 to 2017 in limited over formats and from 2008 to 2014 in Test Cricket, he led the Indian National Team as captain. In addition to being the current captain of the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, he bats and wicket-keeps right-handed.

Early life and Childhood

On July 7, 1981, MS Dhoni was born into a Hindu Rajput household. MS Dhoni’s mother, Devaki Devi, is a homemaker, and his father, Pan Singh, held a junior managerial role at MECON.

MS Dhoni attended DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir in Shyamali, Ranchi, where he was picked for tournaments at the district and club levels because to his exceptional performance in sports like football and badminton.

He played goalie for the school football team. Dhoni’s football coach sent him to take on the role of wicket keeper, and after showing everyone how good he was at keeping wickets, Dhoni was able to secure a berth at Commando Cricket Club Team permanently for three years, from 1995 to 1998.

During the years 1997–1998 MS Dhoni continued to play a good wicket-keeping role and was eventually selected for the Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship.

From 2001 to 2003, MS Dhoni was employed as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at the South-Eastern Railway’s Kharagpur Railway Station in the Midnapur District of West Bengal. According to Dhoni’s coworkers, he was a simple, honest worker who wasn’t particularly naughty.

MS Dhoni’s Personal Life

Dhoni fell in love with Priyanka Jhaa before he married Sakshi Singh Rawat. Priyanka Jhaa passed away in an accident in 2002 while Dhoni was doing everything in his power to get picked for the Indian cricket team. On July 4, 2010, Dhoni tied the knot with his school mate Sakshi singh Rawat. A week after the couple’s February 6, 2015, baby girl Ziva was born, Dhoni was in Australia for the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He said, “I am on national duty, other things can wait,” and he didn’t go back.

MS Dhoni’s Professional Life

  • Dhoni played club cricket and for the school team until 1998.
  • When Dhoni was picked for the Central Coal Field Limited (CCL) Team in 1998, Deval Sahay gave him an incentive of Rs. 50 for each six.
  • Dhoni’s performance impressed Deval Sahay, who advocated for his inclusion in the Bihar team.
  • At the age of eighteen, he was chosen for the Senior Bihar Ranji Team in 1999–2000.
  • He was later chosen for the CK Naydu Trophy East Zone Under-19 squad. East Zone lost every game, and Dhoni came in last in the competition.
  • In the Ranji Trophy and Deodar Trophy season of 2002–2003, Dhoni was recognized for his hard-hitting batting style and contribution in the lower order while representing Jharkhand in cricket.
  • Dhoni was chosen to represent the East Zone in the Duleep Trophy Finals over International Cricket Deep Dasgupta.
  • Dhoni was chosen for the Zimbabwe and Kenya competition with the India A team.
  • Dhoni was chosen for the ODI team that toured Bangladesh in 2004–05.
  • Ricky Pointing was displaced as the top batsman in the ICC ODI rankings on April 20, 2006, when Dhoni was ranked first.
  • JMM activists vandalized Dhoni’s home in response to his subpar performance at the 2007 World Cup.
  • Dhoni was selected to lead the ODI team in the series against England and South Africa as vice captain.
  • Dhoni was chosen to lead the Indian squad in the World 20/20 competition in September 2007.
  • In the Championship Trophy match against the West Indies on September 30, 2009, Dhoni claimed his first wicket in an international cricket match.
  • Dhoni was ranked as the best batsman in 2009.
  • 2011 saw Dhoni win Man of the Match for his exceptional performance throughout the Cricket World Cup. He also guided India to the finals, defeating Pakistan in the final and Australia in the quarterfinals.
  • Dhoni became the first and only skipper in cricket history to win every ICC Trophy when India won the ICC Championship Trophy in 2013.
  • India defeated the West Indies 3-1 in England and 2-1 in India during the 2014 ODI series.
  • Dhoni made history at the 2015 World Cup by being the first Indian captain to win every game in the tournament’s group stage.
  • Dhoni resigned from leading the Indian squad in all limited over formats in 2017.
  • Dhoni played his final test series against Australia in the 2014–15 season, the same season he announced his retirement from the test format.
  • With nine dismissals in his most recent test match, Dhoni eclipsed Kumar Sangakkara’s record of 154 stumpings across all forms.
  • Against South Africa in the 2019 World Cup, Dhoni performed admirably. Dhoni was run out at a critical juncture despite scoring a half century in the second inning.
  • Dhoni became the most expensive player in the first season auction after signing a US$1.5 million contract with the Chennai Super Kings for the inaugural IPL season.
  • Dhoni signed a two-year contract to captain the Chennai Super Kings after the team was suspended for two years in 2016. Under Dhoni’s direction, the Chennai Super Kings were revived and returned to the IPL in 2018.
  • Under Dhoni’s leadership, CSK became one of the best teams in the 2019 season.

M.S. Dhoni is presented with awards

  • In 2018: Padma BhushanIn
  • 2009: Padma SriIn
  • 2007-08: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna AwardIn
  • 2008-09: ICC-ODI player of the yearIn
  • 2006, 2008 to 2014: ICC World ODI XIIn
  • 2009, 2010 and 2013: ICC World Test XIIn
  • 2011: Castrol Indian Cricketer of the year.In
  • 2006: MTV Youth Icon of the year.In
  • 2013: LG People’s Choice AwardIn
  • 2011: received honorary doctorate from De Montfort University.

MS Dhoni Net Worth

Over his career, MS Dhoni—who is frequently regarded as the richest cricket player in the world—has amassed a sizable fortune. While Dhoni’s net worth is projected to be at ₹1,040 crore, Tendulkar’s is currently valued at over ₹1,250 crore.

MS Dhoni Birthday

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, (born 7 July 1981, Ranchi, Bihar

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