Mahendra Singh Dhoni is considered one of the best captains of all time in cricket. He has achieved more success than any other captain in the history of cricket. The Indian Cricket team won the 2011 Cricket World Cup under his captaincy. He guided the national team towards the number 1 position in all three formats.
Dhoni is currently the captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK), a franchise-based team in the Indian Premier League (IPL)
MS Dhoni debut
Dhoni debuted on 23 December 2004 in ODI against Bangladesh and played his first Test a year later against Sri Lanka. In 2007, he replaced Rahul Dravid as the captain of the national team. Dhoni led to test series by winning against New Zealand (2009) and Border-Gavaskar Trophy (2010 & 2013)
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After achieving almost everything, Dhoni announced his retirement from test cricket on 30 December 2014 and captain of the limited-overs game in 2017. On 15 August 2020, Dhoni retired from international Cricket.
MS Dhoni Earnings:
According to CelebrityNetWorth, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the richest cricketers in the world with a net worth of $180 million as of 2021 . Half of his income is from brand endorsements. Apart from this, he is also the brand ambassador of many companies such as cars24, Bharat Matrimony, Dream11, Indigo Paints, etc.
Records and Trophies
MS Dhoni, the sharpest cricketing mind. pic.twitter.com/R38BgKNyeL
— Ankur (@AnkurTwts) February 7, 2022
Dhoni lead India to win the triple ICC limited-overs tournament as captain (2007 ICC World Cup Twenty20, 2011 ICC World Cup, and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy). He also brought the Indian Cricket team to the number 1 position in ICC test rankings in 2009.
Further, he successfully led CSK to win the 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021 editions of IPL and became the second most successful captain after Rohit Sharma.
Besides this, Dhoni is also the 1st player to pass 10,000 runs in ODI cricket with having a career average of over 50 and also holds the records for playing the most T20I(72) matches as a captain and scored the most runs (1,153)
He has also made great impacts in public by winning various National and Sporting honors,
- Padma Bhushan (2018)
- Padma Shri (2009)
- Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna award (2007-08)
- ICC ODI Player of the year (2008,2009)
- ICC World ODI XI (2006-14)
- Castrol Indian Cricketer of the year (2011)
- ICC Men’s ODI team of the decade (2011-20)
- ICC Men’s T20I Team of the decade (2011)
- ICC Spirit of the cricket award of the decade (2011-20)
MS Dhoni’s Personal Life
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Before starting his career in cricket, Dhoni was working for Indian Railways in the South-Eastern railway from September 2001 to July 2004 in Kharagpur.
He eventually settled in Ranchi from his ancestral village Lwali, which is in Uttarakhand state. He married Sakshi Singh Rawat a native of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, on 4th July 2010 and became a father on 6th February 2015 to a baby girl later named her Ziva.
Indeed he is a great husband and a good father.
MS Dhoni’s Social Media Links:
Twitter: USername: msdhoni