Mahendra Singh Dhoni Biography

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the biggest superstar of Indian cricket from the day he has entered into cricket arena.

Here is the complete biography of the cricketing legend as on 29 Dec 2011.

First Name

Mahendra Singh

Last Name

Dhoni

Birth Name

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Nick Name

Mahi

Date of Birth

Tuesday, July 07, 1981

Place of Birth

Ranchi, Jharkhand

Mother

Devaki Devi

Father

Pan Singh

Sister

Jayanti

Brother

Narendra

Wife

Sakshi Rawat

Education

DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali

Height

5 ft 9 inch (1.75 m)

Marital Status

Married

Batting Style

Right handed

Bowling Style

Right Hand Medium

Role in Team

Captain and Batsmen/Wicketkeeper

Debut:

Test Debut: Vs Sri Lanka, 2 December 2005

ODI Debut: Vs Bangladesh, 23 December 2004

T20 Debut: Vs South Africa, 1 December 2006

Highest Batting Rankings

Tests: 26 on 15 february 2010

ODI: 1 on 13 April 2006

Highest Bowling Rankings

Tests: 99 on 16 November 2009

ODI: 218 on 30 September 2009

Awards And

Achievements

Man of the Series Award: 4 Times

Man of the Match Award: 15 Times

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, 2007-08

Padma Shri, 2009

ICC ODI Player of the Year, 2009

Personal Profile
Mahendra Singh Dhoni also known as M.S. Dhoni is a well-known Indian cricketer. Presently, he is the captain of the Indian Cricket group. He was born to Pan Singh and Devki Devi on 7 July 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. MS Dhoni has two siblings, a sister Jayanti, and a brother Narendra. He belongs to Rajput family. Dhoni’s family got shifted to Ranchi from Uttarakhand, where his father was working in lower management ranks in MECON.

Dhoni did his studies at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, where he firstly outshined in badminton and football and was chosen at district and club level in these sports. He started concentrating on cricket after completing matriculation.

He is a big fan of motor bikes. He owns over 23 bikes. He is the promoter of 15 products from clothes to cold Drinks. He is also one of the top tax payees during the year 2010. Dhoni is a big buff of Adam Gilchrist, and his early days idols comprise cricket colleague Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood celeb Amitabh Bachchan and ace singer Lata Mangeshkar. Dhoni is not interested in English songs and exercising at gymnasiums. His special qualities comprise positive thinking and deep confidence. Dhoni is married to his long time girlfriend, Sakshi. He tied the knot on 4 July 2010. The wedding ceremony puzzled the media and the buffs as it happened only a day after the pair got engaged.

Cricketing Profile
For the state of Jharkhand, Mahi made his first appearance in the 1999-2000 period, when he was eighteen years old. He got noticed by the national group selectors in the year 2004 after his presentations during first class events including the Deodhar Trophy and the Duleep Trophy. He got selected to symbolize India ‘A’ on a tour of Kenya and his recitals were fine enough to bag him selection in the Indian national group, making his one-day international debut against Bangladesh in Chittagong by December of that year.

Fortune was not on Dhoni’s side during the initial four matches he played. On the fifth match that was played in Vishakhapatnam, Mahi managed to hit 148 scores. He pocketed his initial man of the match honor, the same day.

He was named the captain of India Twenty 20 group for the opening ICC World Twenty20 took place in South Africa during September 2007. India was announced winner as Dhoni headed the group to triumph in opposition to Pakistan in an electrifying contest on 24 September 2007.

On October 31, Dhoni breached the record of maximum runs by securing 183 runs versus Srilanka, outsmarting Adam Gilchrist’s earlier record of 172 runs.

On December 2, 2005, he played his primary Test cricket in Chennai. The match was played against Srilanka.

At present, Mahi is rated on the top position in the official ICC cricket standings for batsmen in Limited over internationals.

At this time, Mahi has one of the maximum strike rates crosswise the world.

He made his first Test century versus Pakistan during the second Test at Faisalabad in January 2006, reaching the milestone in around 93 balls.

Under Dhoni’s captainship, India bagged the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, CB Series of 2007–08, the Border-Gavaskar Honor in 2008 and 2010 versus Australia 2–0 and 2011 World Cup.

Amongst Indian cricketers, who have played over 50 cricket matches, he has the maximum average. His hitting average is also the utmost among wicketkeepers in One Day Internationals (ODIs).

Indian Premier League (IPL)
Chennai Super Kings alias CSK is the Chennai based IPL’s franchise. Established in the year 2008, the Chennai Super Kings is led by Dhoni. He was signed up by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for $1.5 million. This made him the costliest cricketer in the Indian Premier League for the first term Auctions that was directly accompanied by Andrew Symonds.

The name “Super Kings” admires the leaders of the golden period of Tamil civilization. The group logo, a Lion, was the emblem of the Pallava dynasty that ruled Southern India comprising the regions, which make up modern Chennai. The CSK is the most victorious cricket group, having won the IPL two times and got to the finals every year. CSK gained the Champions League turning the sole group to attain both feats. Chennai Super Kings won the contest consecutively (2010 and 2011) and were the primary Indian group to have gained the Champions League Twenty20.

Awards & Achievements
Mahi bagged national attention after he headed team India to T20 World Cup triumph in South Africa. He was honored with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in the year 2007-08 and then the high-status Padma Shri in the year 2009. He was declared the ICC ODI player of 2009.

In August, 2011, De Montfort University awarded MS Dhoni with an honorary doctorate degree.

On 1 November 2011, the Territorial Army granted the honorary position of Lieutenant Colonel to Mahi. He becomes the second Indian cricket player after Kapil Dev to have bagged this admiration.

Endorsements
At present, Mahi is endorsing 20 products. In the year 2007, he possessed 17 endorsements. During July 2010, Dhoni joined hands with Rhiti Sports Management and Mindscapes.

The following is the list of endorsements inked by the ace cricketer:

2005: Pepsico, Reebok, Exide, TVS Motors.

2006: Mysore Sandal Soap, Videocon, Reliance Communications, Reliance Energy, Orient PSPO Fan, Bharat Petroleum, Titan Sonata, Brylcream, NDTV, GE Money.

2007: Siyaram.

2008: Fashion at Big Bazaar alongside bollywood actress Asin, Maha Choco, Boost (health food), Dainik Bhaskar

2009: Dabur Honey, Kolkata Fashion Week. Aircel communications, Nova Scottia Premium shirts.

2010: Amrapali

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