MS Dhoni Biography- Profile, Awards, Story, Records

The fast wicket-taker MS Dhoni is one of the most popular Indian cricketers around the world. The splendid cricketer has a 15 year long experience of playing both domestic and international cricket events and tournaments. 

He is among the most-talented batsmen and captains. He has led the Indian team in various ODIs, tests, and T20Is. In the span of his international career, he won a significant number of awards and recognitions. 

The right-handed wicket-keeper batsman is an inspiration to the entire country. One of India’s most famous directors, Neeraj Pandey even made a film on his biography. The movie covers from childhood to Cricket World Cup 2011 journey of the right-handed captain of the Indian cricket team. 

Indian actor, Sushant Singh Rajput rolled out his role in the movie, The Untold Story. 

The Life Of MS Dhoni- His Story

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, better known as MS Dhoni was born in Ranchi (Bihar) on 7th of July 1981. He comes from a family of Hindu Rajputs belonging to Uttrakhand. 

He started his career as a professional Indian cricketer around 15 years ago. And, with that much amount of experience under his belt, the veteran has led the Indian team so many times. 

His father, Pan Singh and mother, Devaki Devi moved to Ranchi, Jharkhand from Uttrakhand years ago. Dhoni’s father was a pump operator in a junior management position in MECON Colony. 

Dhoni used to play as a goalkeeper in his school, DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir school. His skills and talent amazed his coach, Keshav Ranjan Banerjee and he motivated Dhoni to become a cricketer. He even chose Dhoni to come in the front and play for his school’s team. 

The fast wicket-taker got to play as a regular wicket-keeper at the Commando Cricket Club (1995–1998). He gave a breakthrough performance over there and eventually qualified for the 1997/98 season Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship. His performance was worth-watching there too. 

Apart from his cricket career, Dhoni has also worked as a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station. 

Personal Details Of MS Dhoni

Full Name Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Born Date And Place 7 July 1981 (age 40) Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand), India
Nickname Mahi, Captain Cool,[1] Thala[2]
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role Wicket-keeper batsman
RelationsSakshi Dhoni (2010)

Career Stats Of MS Dhoni 

CompetitionTest ODIT20IT20
Total No. of Matches 9035098358
Runs 4,87610,7731,6177,098
Batting Average 38.0950.5337.6038.16
100s/50s6/3310/730/20/28
Best Score224183*5684*
Balls Bowled 963612
Wickets 010
Bowling Average31.00
5 Wickets in Innings0
10 Wickets in Match 0
Best Bowling 0
Catches/Stumpings256/38321/12357/34205/84

MS Dhoni’s Contributions To The Indian Cricket Team

He was the captain of the Indian team during 2007-2017 in limited-over events. 

Along with that, during the test matches in 2008-2014, Mahendra Singh Dhoni led the Indian team. Thanks to his great contributions to the team, India could make it to winning three ICC trophies. It includes 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. 

Not only this, his grand captaincy also led India to win ICC Championship Mace two times, one in 2010 and again in 2011. 

MS Dhoni Awards

The all-time favorite Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has a multitude of awards and accolades under his belt. 

National Level Recognitions

  • Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award: 2018
  • Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award: 2009
  • Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna award, India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports: 2007-08

Sports Awards

  • ICC ODI Player of the Year: 2008 and 2009
  • ICC World ODI XI: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 
  • Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year: 2011
  • International Cricket Council Men’s ODI team of the decade: 2011–2020
  • ICC Men’s T20I team of the decade: 2011–2020
  • ICC Spirit of the cricket award of the decade: 2011–2020

Other Awards

  • MTV Youth Icon of the Year: 2006
  • LG People’s Choice Award: 2013
  • Honorary doctorate degree by De Montfort University in August 2011
  • CNN-News18 Indian of the Year: 2011
  • In 2019 Jharkhand Cricket association named their stadium’s South stand after Dhoni

MS Dhoni Retirement

The 40-year old cricketer disclosed his retirement plan on 30th of December 2014. Consequently, he resigned from his designation as an International cricketer on 15th of August 2020. However, he’s eligible to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). 

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