BirthDay7 July, 1981 (Tuesday)
Birth PlaceRanchi , Jharkhand
Age (2020)39 Years Old
Height (Approx)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 8"
Weightin Kilograms- 70 kg
Nick NamesMahi, MSD, MS, Captain Cool
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni widely knows as MS. Dhoni is well known Indian Cricketer, He was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, India

Home TownRanchi, Jharkhand, India
Zodiac signCancer
SchoolDAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand
College/UniversitySt. Xaviers College, Ranchi
QualificationCollege dropout
AddressHarmu Housing Colony, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.
ReligionHindu
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbiesBiking, Playing Football, Tennis & Swimming
NationalityIndian
Marital StatusMarried
AffairPriyanka Jha (died in 2002)
Lakshmi Rai (South Indian actress)
DebutODI- 23 December 2004 against Bangladesh at Chittagong
Test- 2 December 2005 against Sri Lanka at Chennai
T20 - 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg
Last MatchODI- 9 July 2019 against New Zealand at Emirates Old Trafford
Test- 26 December 2014 against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground
T20- 27 February 2019 against South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Early Life Background

Dhoni is from a middle-class Rajput family from Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.

He completed his schooling at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi.  He joined St. Xavier College, Ranchi to pursue a bachelor’s degree but he did not complete his graduation.

He started learning cricket at a very young age. He played well in schools and college tournaments and became a local star.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Childhood

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Career

Dhoni was a goalkeeper in a local football team in his childhood. His coach was Keshav Banerjee. who asked Dhoni to try his hand at wicket-keeping.

While Playing for the Central Coal Fields Limited in the Sheesh Mahal Tournament, Dhoni used to get Rs 50 from his coach Dewal Sahay for every six hit in the matches.

When the TRDW(Talent Resource Development Wing) match was in Jamshedpur, PC Poddar(the former cricket captain of Bengal) saw good capacity in Dhoni and selected Dhoni in Bihar u 19 teams in the 1998/99 season. He scored 176 runs in 5 matches.

He played as a senior from Bihar during 1999-2003, However, the East Zone Selectors ignored his performance, He then joined the West Bengal team. There he worked as a ticket collector in the Kharagpur railway station for 3 years (2001-2003).

His ODI debut was not a dream debut for him, He was run out for a duck on December 23, 2004, against Bangladesh.

Dhoni made his first ODI century against Pakistan in Vishakapatnam, Where he scored 148 off 123 balls.

His life took a turn in 2004 when he was selected for India a tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya where he performed very well.

It was Sachin Tendulkar who recommended his name for the captaincy of India in 2007, After which the Indian cricket team reached the same height as before.

He is considered the best finisher in international cricket, and known for finishing the match with a six, he became popular when they won 6 matches against Sri Lanka in the 2011 ECC World Cup Final.

He is the only captain in world cricket to win all three ICC trophies – 2007 World T20, 2011 World Cup, and 2013 Champions Trophy, and India became the No.1 Test Team and remained at the top for 18 months.

The great Indian cricketer ruled the Indian cricket team for a long time in the limited-overs format between 2007 and 2016 and in Test cricket between 2008 and 2014.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Cricket

International Retirement15-Aug-20
Jersey Number#7 (India)
#7 (IPL)
Domestic/State Team(s) Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand, Rising Pune Supergiants
Coach/MentorKeshav Banerjee and Chanchal Bhattacharya
Batting Style Right-Handed
Bowling Style Right-Arm Fast Medium
Nature on FieldCalm

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Income | Net Worth

SalaryRs. 15 Crore (IPL 2019)
Net Worth600 Crore

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Retirement

he announced his retirement from international cricket through an Instagram post On 15 August 2020,

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Relationships

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s First Girlfriend Name was Priyanka Jha and she was died in 2002 by a road accident.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Second Girlfriend Name was Lakshmi Rai and she is a south Indian actress.

Dhoni and his wife Sakshi have known each other since childhood, in 2007 when they met in Kolkata & they fell in love with each other. After dating for 3 years, they were married in a low-profile ceremony on July 4, 2010.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wedding

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Marriage Date is 4 July 2010.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Car Collection

Dhoni Owns Open Mahindra Scorpio, Maruti SX4, Hummer H2, Toyota Corolla, Land Rover Freelander, GMC Sierra, Mitsubishi Pajero Sfx, Mitsubishi Out Lander, Porsche 911, Audi Q7 SUV, Ferrari 599, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Bike Collection

Kawasaki Ninja H2, Confederate Hellcat, BSA, Suzuki Hayabusa, a Norton Vintage, Hero Karizma ZMR, Yamaha Rxz, Yamaha Thundercat, Yamaha Rx, Ducati 1098, Yamaha Rd 350, Tvs Apache, Kawasaki zx14r Ninja, Confederate Hellcat X 132, Harley Davidson Fat boy, Enfield Machismo, Customized Tvs Dirt bike

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Awards & Achivments

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2007)

  • Padma Shri (2009)

  • Padma Bhushan (2018)

  • MTV Youth Icon of the Year (2006)

  • ICC ODI Player of the Year (2008, 2009)

  • CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in Sports (2011)

  • ICC Award for Spirit of Cricket (2011)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Records

  • Most centuries while batting at No. 7 position in ODIs.

  • As the highest Six captions in international cricket.

  • Most Number of stumpings in International Cricket.

  • Highest score(183*) by a wicket-keeper batsman in ODIs.

  • Won the most T20 International matches as a caption.

  • Only one ODI century hitter while batting at No.7.

  • The First Indian wicket-keeper batsman to score 4,000 test runs.

  • Highest score(224*) in Test Cricket by an Indian Caption.

  • 3rd skipper ever to have captained in 300+ international matches, after Ricky Pointing(324) and Stephen Fleming(303).

  • The only captain to have captained 50+ matches in all 3 formats.

  • The first Indian caption to win a Test series in New Zealand.

  • The maximum number of stumpings in Twenty20 Internationals (33 stumpings in 91 matches).

  • Mostly threw the ball in international cricket while playing matches as a wicketkeeper.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Body Measurement

Chest Size42
Biceps Size14
Waist Size32
Skin ColourFair
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Favourite

FoodChicken Butter Masala, Chicken Tikka Pizza, Kebabs, Yellow Dal, Sonpapdi, Gulab Jamun and Rasgullas
ActorAmitabh Bachchan , John Abraham
ActressesAngelina Jolie, Deepika Padukone
MovieAgneepath and Sholay
Facorite SingerKishore Kumar
ColourBlue and Black
Travel DestinationSri Lanka and Goa
Favorite Sport Cricket, Football
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist
Favourite Cricket GroundLord's Cricket Ground , London
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
Favorite Bowler Bowler : Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee
Favorite Coach Keshav Banerjee and Chanchal Bhattacharya
Favorite Shot Helicopter shot and Paddlesweep
Favorite Opposition TeamPakistan and Australia

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Controversy

  • In 2007, despite all the water crisis in the state, 15,000 liters of water was wasted in Dhoni’s house to maintain the swimming pool. Some residents of the area have filed an application against the Ranchi Regional Development Authority (RRDA).

  • He was involved in a tax evasion controversy for his Hummer H2, as the vehicle required a registration charge of Rs 4 lakh in India, but It was mistakenly registered as a Mahindra Scorpio, which of registration cost is only Rs 53,000

  • Dhoni was on the radar of the Supreme Court during the 2013 IPL spot-fixing. He was in touch with Gurunath Meiyappan named in the conditional charge sheet. When asked about his association with Meiyappan, Dhoni described Gurunath Meiyappan as “just a cricket enthusiast”. However, Meiyappan was the owner of an entire team.

  • In April 2016, he resigned as the brand ambassador of Amrapali real estate group, while the company was trolled on social media by people who were upset over the unfinished work of the Amrapali housing project. Dhoni slams the Amrapali group for Rs. Claimed more than Rs 150 crore.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Family

Father- Pan Singh (MECON employee; worked at Junior Management position)
Mother- Devki Devi

Brother – Narendra Singh Dhoni (Elder, Politician)

Sister – Jayanti Gupta (Elder)

Wife – Sakshi Dhoni

Daughter – Ziva Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Interesting Facts

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni Doesn’t Smoke. However, he drinks alcohol occasionally.

  • Dhoni got 65% in his 10th Board exams in spite of a busy practice schedule.

  • Dhoni also plays football and badminton very well.

  • Dhoni has hit the most international sixes as captain (204).

  • He was Voted as MTV Youth Icon in 2006.

  • He got a promotion to Lt. Colonel by the Indian Territorial  Army in 2011.

  • For 3 Consecutive year (2012 – 2013 – 2014), Dhoni was the highest tax-paying sportsperson in India.

  • Dhoni learned his signature ‘helicopter shot’ from his childhood friend Santosh Lal, who passed away in July 2013.

  • Previously, He had long hair for 2 reasons,

    1) He is a big fan of John Abraham, He is also a good friend of him.

    2)He used to consider it lucky.

  • Dhoni was declared the world’s richest cricketer by Forbes Magazine in 2012, He was richer than a very famous sportsperson such as Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt.

  • in 2004, Hotel Placed in Ranchi was named after him ” Mahi Residency”, since he joined the Indian national cricket team.

  • Dhoni is an animal lover, he has 2 Pet Dogs, A Labrador named ‘Zarah’ & an Alsatian named ‘Sam’.

  • Dhoni is the Co-Owner of ‘Mahi Racing Team India’ in the supersport world championship.

  • Dhoni is the Co-Owner of ‘Mahi Racing Team India’ in the supersport world championship.

  • In 2016, He Launched a Fashion Brand ‘Seven’ with Rhiti Group.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni Biopic “MS. Dhoni : Untold Story” was released in 2016, there were rumored that he has taken 40 Core for his biopic.

  • Dhoni Loves ‘camouflage’ clothes and accessories.

  • Dhoni stayed Spiritual and Down to earth even after great success, he still spends time with his childhood friends.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Quotes / Sayings