Biography of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's name is accumulated among the great cricketers all over the world and today is a successful player.

But the route of becoming a cricketer was not so easy for MS Dhoni and he had to struggle a lot in his life to become a great cricketer from an ordinary person.

So here is a brief Biography of Mahendra Singh Dhoni to know about his life for you.

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The popularity and craziness of cricket in India can be gauged from the fact that most foreign cricket players also do not consider this game to be any less than any religion in India.

Every foreign player likes to play cricket in India, this is because the packed cricket stadium filled with Excited crazy spectators, And if you are the captain of the Indian cricket team, a wrong decision may warm your mind.

Win or lose equals for the former Indian cricketer we are talking about today. It is quite common for them to remain the same attitude as Sachin Tendulkar in the victory or defeat, that is why they are called Captain Cool.

we are talking about former India captain and former wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who laid the foundation of the golden days of Indian cricket.

Fan of his style and President of Pakistan Musharraf has given the name of Lord of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar. Suppose they consider themselves lucky that the game under Dhoni's captaincy and Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the 2011 World Cup.

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Personal Biography of Mahendra Singh Dhoni:

  • Full Name... Mahendra Singh Pan Singh Dhoni
  • Date of birth... July 07, 1981.
  • Born territory... Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand)
  • Height... 5 ft 11 in (1.80m)
  • Father's Name...  Pan Singh Dhoni
  • Mother's Name... Devki Devi
  • Brother's Name... Narendra Singh Dhoni
  • Sister's Name... Jayanthi Gupta
  • Wife's Name...Sakshi Joshi   
  • Daughter's Name... Jeeva
  • Main Role in the team...Wicketkeeper-Batsman
  • Batting genre... Right Handed Bat
  • Bowling genre... Right-arm medium pace
  • Debut in ODI... 22/12/2004 vs Bangladesh
  • His last ODI... 03/08/2020 vs England
  • Debut in Test... 05/12/2005 vs Sri Lanka
  • His last Test... 29/12/2014 vs Australia
  • Debut in T20... 30/11/2006 vs South Africa
  • His last T20... 10/03/2020 vs Bangladesh
  • Debut in IPL... 19 April 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born The was born in Ranchi city of Bihar, which is now in the state of Jharkhand.

Although his ancestral home is located in the Lwalli village of Lamgara block in the Almora district of Uttarakhand.

His mother's name is Devki Devi and his father's name is Pan Singh Dhoni who worked at MECON LIMITED, Ranchi, Jharkhand, he has a sister named Jayanthi Gupta and a brother named Narendra Singh Dhoni.

On 4th July 2010, Dhoni was married to his school friend Sakshi Singh Rawat and On 6th February 2015, a daughter named Jeeva was born in there home.

When his daughter Jeeva was born Dhoni was away from his family for playing series in Australia.

Dhoni has been a fan of Adam Gilchrist, Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar.

He did his studies from Jawahar Vidya Mandir Ranchi and has played club football badminton, has been a goalkeeper of the football team, he has been inspired to play his football coach.

He did his studies from Jawahar Vidya Mandir Ranchi that he has played football and badminton at the District and Club level.

He has been the goalkeeper of the football team, his football coach inspired him to play cricket.

Dhoni showed his wicket-keeping skills by impressing everyone here and after that, he became a regular wicket-keeper in a commando cricket club and that is from 1995 to 1998.

Domestic Cricket Career:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni started playing cricket from his school days but it took him many years to become a part of the Indian team but as soon as Dhoni got a chance to play for the Indian national Cricket team he used this opportunity well and Gradually established himself in the international cricket.

In 1997/98, Dhoni was selected for the Vinoo Makad Trophy Under-19 Championship where he performed very well, In 1998, Deval Sahay selected Dhoni for the Central Coalfield Limited cricket team.

Talking about the 1998/99 season, Dhoni was on the way to victory by scoring a score of 357 in the final of the Bihar Under-19 Cooch Behar Trophy, selected in Bihar Under-19 team, in which Dhoni contributed 84 runs.

For Dhoni's good performance, he was selected for the CK Naidu Trophy East Zone Under-19 Squad, MS Dhoni started the Ranji Trophy season in 1999/2000 on behalf of the Bihar team, and in 2000/2001 he also made his first-class cricket century.

He has worked as a Travel Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station in Midnapore for the South Eastern Railway of  West Bengal from 2001 to 2003.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni 2021 with CSK 2021 jersey.

Career turning point:

The BCCI started an initiative at that time called Talent Resource Development Wing ie TRDW which used to work for finding state-level cricket talent.

By 2002/2003, he was recognized as a lower-order batsman with a hard-hitting batting style. For the final match of the Duleep Trophy, Dhoni has been given more preference than Deep Dasgupta, now you will see Deep Dasgupta doing cricket commentary on many occasions.

In 2003, while Dhoni was playing a match for Jharkhand, he came across the eyes of the officials of the National Cricket Academy, who recommended Dhoni to the National Cricket Academy which led to Dhoni being selected in the India A team.

He was selected to be part of the practice matches during this team's tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya.

In a triangular tournament in Kenya, India A, and Pakistan A, Dhoni hit a half-century to give India A a win over Pakistan A. This performance was noticed by the then Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri.

International Cricket Career Records:

He has played a total of 538 international matches in his entire cricket career including Test, ODI, and T20, in which the following are the brief statistics of his performance.

In Batting:
Bat P In R HS Ave S/R 200 100 50 4s 6s
Test 90 144 4876 224 38.09 59.12 1 6 33 544 78
ODI 350 297 10773 183 50.58 87.56 0 10 73 826 229
T20 98 85 1617 56 37.6 126.13 0 0 2 116 52
Total 538 526 17266 224 42.09 90.94 1 16 108 1486 359

In Bowling:
Bowl P In B R Wk Bbm Bbi Av Ec S/R
Test 90 7 96 67 0 0 0 0 4.19 0
ODI 350 2 36 31 1 1/14 1/14 31.0 5.17 36.0
T20 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 538 9 132 98 1 1/14 1/14 31.0 4.68 36.0

In 2004, MS Dhoni debuted Cricket International for India against Bangladesh though he was dismissed for 0 in this match.

In 2005, an eye-catching innings against Pakistan he scored brilliant 145 runs, and in the same year, he strengthened their claim for the Indian team by playing 183 runs of innings against Sri Lanka.

In 2007, he was selected as the captain for the world's first T20 World Cup held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in which India beat Pakistan in the last ball of the last over of the final match and won the World Cup in a great thrilling way,

In this match the decision to give Joginder Sharma the bowling in the final over, Nobody has understood even to date, probably because of this instruct, people are convinced of his captaincy.

In 2008, Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the captain of Team India for the first time for ODI and won the CB Series by defeating Australia.

After which he was made the captain of India's full-time test match, in which India defeated Australia in the home series with great ease.

The moment of 2011 in which India won the ICC One Day International World Cup due to the contribution of Gautam Gambhir, MS Dhoni, and all the team makes everyone feel proud even today.

In 2013, Dhoni-led India won the ICC Champions Trophy, the same year Dhoni made his first Test double century, leaving behind Saurabh Ganguly to register his name as India's most successful Test captain.

The 2019 ICC One Day International World Cup semi-final match in New Zealand was the last international match for MS Dhoni.

Dhoni appointed as a mentor of 2021 T20 World Cup:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been appointed by the BCCI as the mentor of India's men's cricket team for the 2021 T20 World Cup tournament to be organized by the International Cricket Council "ICC" at the UAE.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been selected for the role considering his performance in the T20 and One Day International World Cups and his experience in devising strategies for the same because he knows very well how can achieve success in important ICC (International Cricket Council) tournaments.

His record as captain in One Day International and T20 cricket has been excellent, he captained the team that won the One Day International World Cup in the year 2011 and the 2007 T20 World Cup apart of this he also led Chennai Super King "CSK" for the win three IPL titles and involves in the playing a vital role in spotting into the team to the five finals.

Some records and facts which makes Dhoni so special:

Performence in Test ODI T20
Captaincy in 60 200 72
Matches Won 27 110 42
Matchs Lost 18 74 28
Tosse Won 27 [45.00%] 97 [48.50%] 43 [47.22%]
Chose to Field First 09 45 23
Total runs scored 3454 6641 1112
Batting Average 40.64 53.56 37.07
Catches as WK 256 321 57
Total Stumpings 38 123 34
Catches in a Innings 06 -- --
Catches in a Match 08 05 05
Dismissals in a Innings 06 -- --
Dismissals in a Match 09 06 05

He is the only captain in the world who has won all three ICC formats trophies ie T20 World Cup 2007, One-day Cricket World Cup 2011, and ICC Champions Trophy 2013.

In 2009, Dhoni won the series by winning both matches against Sri Lanka by hitting two Test centuries. After this, India became the number one team in ODI for the first time in history.

In 2010, India also won the Asia Cup ICC championship under Dhoni's captaincy.

His average in 350 matches is beyond 50. Dhoni also has an undeclared record of the highest number of 15 overseas Test defeats.

In his 15-year career, Dhoni has scored more than 17000 runs and played 570 matches, in his name as the wicketkeeper-batsman in ODI International, the record for making the highest personal score which is 183.

The eighth-wicket partnership with Bhuvneshwar Kumar has created a record.

On 15 August 2020, Dhoni announced his decision to retire from international cricket via Instagram.

International eminence:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only captain in the world who has captained any country for six T20 World Cups.

He was selected for several years in ICC World ODI XI and ICC World Test XI and was also named Captain for that.

Dhoni was selected in the World ODI XI from 2006 and 2007 to 2014. he also captained the World ODI XI from 2009 and 2011 to 2014.

He has also received ICC ODI Player of the Year awards for two consecutive years in 2008 and 2009.

Dhoni Overall is the third and first non-Australian captain to have captained Team India in more than 100 winning ODI international matches, as well as the first Indian cricketer and the overall fifth who have hit 200 sixes in ODIs

Here are Details of Dhoni's World Cup performance in his cricket career.

World Cup ODI T20 Aggregate
Matches 29 33 62
Innings 25 29 54
Captaincy 17 33 50
Won 14 21 35
Lost 02 11 13
Total Runs 780 529 1309
Not Out 07 14 21
Highest Score 91* 45 --
Average 43.33 35.27 39.3
Strike Rate 89.97 123.27 106.62
Half Centuries 05 00 05
Centuries 00 00 00
Ducks 02 00 02
Catche as WK 34 21 55
Stumpings 08 11 19
Catch/Match 04 04 --
Dismis/Match 04 04 --
Tosse Won 09 17 26

Specialties in Biography of Mahendra Singh Dhoni:

The bat with which Dhoni played in the 2011 World Cup has been the most expensive bat of the entire world so far, which was auctioned for 72 lakhs which was bought by RK Global firm.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was signed by the Chennai Super Kings team at the beginning of the IPL in India for the US $ 1.5 million in 2008, making him the most expensive player in the IPL first season auction.

MS Dhoni is one of those captains who himself comes forward to face difficult situations. these specialties have made him successful and his reputation among his fellow players has also increased considerably.

Senior players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, and VV Laxman also openly praise Dhoni's ability.

Whatever be the circumstances of the match, Dhoni never loses patience. He never gets angry. He remains restrained in every situation.

Due to restraint, Dhoni is able to make the best decision in every situation and opportunity. because of this reason, no opposition team, captain, or player has been able to dominate them till now.

Dhoni is one of the fittest players to play cricket from the Indian team. Apart from being quick and agile in wicketkeeping, his running between the wickets is also fantastic.

Dhoni does not rely only on the tactics created during the team meeting in the dressing room but sometimes takes shocking decisions according to the circumstances on the field, which forces the opponent to make mistakes.

When the Indian cricket team won the first World T20 Cup under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, it is the main thing to notice that after winning the match and taking the trophy.

Dhoni handed over to the trophy to all team players of the team and separated themselves.

IPL Biography of Mahendra Singh Dhoni:

IPL Play NO Run Hs Avg Str 100 50 4s 6s Stm Cat
2024 14 08 161 37 53.67 220.54 00 00 14 13 00 10
2023 16 08 104 32 26.00 182.45 00 00 03 10 03 07
2022 14 06 232 50 33.14 123.40 00 01 21 10 00 09
2021 16 04 114 18 16.28 106.54 00 00 12 03 00 13
2020 14 04 200 47* 25.0 116.27 00 00 16 07 01 15
2019 15 07 416 84* 83.20 134.62 00 03 22 23 05 11
2018 16 09 455 79* 75.83 150.66 00 03 24 30 03 11
2017 16 04 290 61* 26.36 116.00 00 01 15 16 03 10
2016 14 05 284 64* 40.57 135.23 00 01 18 14 04 08
2015 17 05 372 53 31.00 121.96 00 01 27 17 03 08
2014 16 10 371 57* 74.20 148.40 00 01 22 20 01 03
2013 18 05 461 67* 41.90 162.89 00 04 32 25 02 15
2012 19 05 358 51* 29.83 128.77 00 01 26 09 02 12
2011 16 04 392 70* 43.55 158.70 00 02 25 23 05 05
2010 13 02 287 66* 31.88 136.66 00 02 26 08 06 05
2009 14 05 332 58* 41.50 127.20 00 02 22 09 04 04
2008 16 04 414 65 41.40 133.54 00 02 38 15 00 06
Career 264 95 5243 84* 30.13 137.54 00 24 363 252 42 152

MS Dhoni made his IPL debut against Kings XI Punjab at IS Bindra Stadium of Punjab Cricket Association on 19 April 2008, in which he played for Chennai Super Kings XI.

He led the Chennai Super Kings XI to 2010, 2011, and 2018 in the Indian Premier League for getting titles and also won the Champions League T20 titles in 2010 and 2014.

In 2015, Chennai Super Kings XI was suspended from the IPL for two years.

After which a new team Rising Pune Supergiant came in place of Chennai Super Kings XI becomes a part of IPL in 2016, in which Dhoni was bought for USD 1.9 million and also made captain, his team finished 7th in this year.

He led Rising Pune Supergiant XI and reached the final of the IPL In 2017, where he lost to Mumbai Indians.

In the 2018 IPL season, Chennai Super Kings XI returned to the IPL, and Dhoni was again selected to play and lead to the team.

Dhoni scored 455 runs in this tournament and won the third IPL title for Chennai Super Kings XI. this time Chennai Super Kings XI made him a bid for Dhoni in the auction of Rs 15 crore and included him in his team.

In the IPL season of 2019, Dhoni made a total of 714 runs at an average of 43.20 and took Chennai Super Kings XI to the finals, In which in the final match they lost to Mumbai Indians XI by 1 run in a thrilling match.

Chennai Super Kings XI has retained Dhoni as a captain in his team for the current 2021 IPL season which is being played in India..

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the First Cricketer to Play 200 IPL Matches:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni achieved a big record playing against Rajasthan Royals, captaining the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in a match of the Indian Premier League held at Abu Dhabi on October 19, 2020. He has become the first player to play 200 matches in IPL.

This is a big achievement that he has achieved because after this there will be many more players who will overcome this record in the Indian Premier League in the future, but Dhoni's name will remain at the top of the list of players who have played 200 matches in the IPL.

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He is kind-hearted:

Actually, when Dhoni left for UAE from India to play in the Indian premier league 2020 (IPL), there were more people in the flight who were going to the UAE. Dhoni's seat was in business class, but Dhoni is seen sitting in an economy class here.

They have changed seats, the person with whom Dhoni changed his seat had very long legs, due to which he was having difficulty sitting in economy class.

Dhoni gave a special gift to the Rajasthan Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal in the match of Rajasthan Royal Vs Chennai Super King played in UAE on Saturday, October 2, IPL session in face 2 of the year 2021. In this match, Rajasthan Royal's opener Yashasvi Jaiswal helping CSK to beat scored a blistering half-century in just 19 balls, On ​​such kind of performance, MS Dhoni signed on this youngster's bat to encourage him which shows Dhoni's ideal model of sportsman spirit and kind-heartedness.

In 2011, MS Dhoni has also been conferred with Honor Lieutenant Colonel rank in the Indian Territorial Army.

People are very impressed with this work of Dhoni, due to which Dhoni won the hearts of all.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2007/8 and the Padma Shri Award in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan Award in 2018.

Apart from this in 2011, he was also awarded the Castrol Cricketer of the Year award.


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