Mahendra Singh Dhoni commonly known as MS Dhoni was born on 7July1981 in Ranchi,Bihar. Dhoni was commonly called by his friends and family as Mahi, Captain Cool, MSD, Thala. His parents were from small village Almora District of Uttrakhand.
Dhoni parents moved from Uttrakhand to Ranchi at his young age.His childhood idol were cricket teammate Sachin Tendulkar and he was inspired from Bollywood actor AmitabhBachchan and singer Lata Mangeshkar.
MS Dhoni studied in DAV Jawahar Vidhya mandir,Shyamali, Ranchi,Jharkhand where he was initially
Excellent in badminton and football and was selected at district and club level in the sports.
Dhoni was a goal keeper for his football team and he was best at this game. After sometime he was sent to play cricket by his coach because of his excellence in wicket keeping and goal keeping.
It was very tough for him to play cricket in starting as he had not played cricket. Dhoni was focused to cricket after his 10th standard.
He was selected as a ticket collector at Kharagpur railway station because of his cricket talent.
His colleagues remember him as very honest and straightforward employ of the Indian railway.
Dhoni was honored by many trophies for his excellence in his field.Dhoni is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. Initially, Dhoni appeared as a lower-order attacking batsman but he gradually changed his playing style to deal with high-pressure scenarios and his growing responsibility as a captain. He is a powerful hitter of the ball and is one of the fastest men in running between the wickets. Because of his explosive style of finished matches, he is nicknamed “The Finisher”.
His wicket-keeping skill is widely praised by cricket experts. He is quickest when it comes to stumpings. He has a world record for the highest number of stumpings by any wicket-keeper. He is the main wicket-keeper in the team but he occasionally bowls as a medium fast bowler.
After sometime he married with sakshisinghrawat, she was studying hotel management and working as a trainee at the taj Bengal Kolkata.
Dhoni launched lifestyle brand SEVEN. Dhoni owns the footwear side of the brand and is also the brand ambassador of SEVEN.
Dhoni step down as captain of India in the limited over formats in January 2017, just ahead of the ODI series home against England.
Dhoni has a daughter named ZivaDhoni and she is very close to her father.
Indian Premier League
Dhoni was contracted by the Chennai Super Kings for US$1.5 million. This made him the most expensive player in the IPL for the first season auctions. Under his captaincy, Chennai Super Kings won the 2010 and 2011 and 2018Indian Premier League titles and the 2010 and 2014 Champions League T20 titles.
After the suspension of CSK for two years, he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiant for US$1.9 Million in 2016, and was named captain. However, his team finished in 7th place. In 2017, his team reached the final, where they lost to Mumbai Indians.
In the 2018 IPL season, Chennai Super Kings returned to IPL and Dhoni was again selected to lead the franchise. Dhoni scored 455 runs in the tournament and led his side to their third IPL title.
As captain of the Indian cricket team, Dhoni has seldom been suspended due to his team’s slow over rate. In December 2009, he was suspended for two ODI matches against Sri Lanka by ICC match referee Jeff Crowe as India was three overs short of the specified rate; Virender Sehwag acted as captain for the two matches in Cuttack and Kolkata. In January 2012 Dhoni was banned for the fourth Test match against Australia in Adelaide as India was two overs short during the third Test in Perth. Sehwag captained the team in the Adelaide test and WriddhimanSaha kept the wickets. In the CB Series in February, Dhoni again faced a one-match ban for slow-over rate against Australia. Dhoni also holds numerous captaincy records such as the most wins by an Indian captain in Tests, ODIs and T20Is, and most back-to-back wins by an Indian captain in ODIs. He took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid in 2007 and led the team to its first-ever bilateral ODI series wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, 2007–08 Commonwealth Bank Series, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. In the final of the 2011 World Cup, Dhoni scored 91 not out off 79 balls handing India the victory for which he was awarded the Man of the Match. In June 2013, when India defeated England in the final of the Champions Trophy in England, Dhoni became the first captain to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies (World Cup, Champions Trophy and the World Twenty20).