Happy Birthday MS Dhoni
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Happy Birthday MS Dhoni, As he turns 37 today

India touched new heights under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. He made his captaincy in 2007 with the ICC Twenty20 World Cup, and in his very first tournament, India won the title. After this he made India the champion in the ICC World Cup in 2011. Then in 2013, Team India captured the Champions Trophy in his leadership. Along with this, he became the only captain of the world to win these three titles.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is living stardom life but it was not very easy for him earlier he was living simple life. Born in a middle-class family, Dhoni completed his dream of not only becoming a cricketer but also star value, on the strength of his hard work and talent.

Such was Dhoni’s life …  Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981 in a Rajput family of Ranchi. His family is residing in Almora district of Uttarakhand but his father Pan Singh had settled down on Ranchi.Even though Dhoni has a successful career today, but there was a time when he had to struggle to make his place in team.Dhoni’s childhood was passed in Ranchi.

His childhood was exactly like the normal children. Dhoni’s father was posted in the MECON company in Ranchi and lived in the quarter in the MACON colony given by his entire family company. Dhoni’s childhood was spent in the Mackon Colony and he played cricket in the MECON grounds.- Even when Dhoni goes to Ranchi, he takes time to meet his old friends.

How Dhoni become wicket-keeper

Dhoni used to study in DAV Shyamali School of Ranchi and in the beginning, Dhoni was not serious about cricket. He was interested more in badminton and football.- used to be goalkeepers of the school’s football team. They have played badminton and football till the district and club level.- Once the wicket-keeper of school’s cricket team was not available, the coach called Dhoni to be a wicketkeeper of the school cricket team.Dhoni’s wicketkeeping attracted many people and the coach asked him to become a wicketkeeper in cricket. From the 10th class, Dhoni started meditating on Cricketer.

Ticket collector’s job

In 1998, Dhoni was part of Bihar Under-19 Cricket team. Their team lost against Punjab but their performance was appreciated.- After this Dhoni was included in the Bihar Ranji team.During this time, he got a ticket collector’s job in the railway and posted on the Kharagpur railway station.- Dhoni helped the family by doing this job from 2001 to 2003.- After good performance in 2003 and 2004, Dhoni was inducted into the India-A team and after that India team.   

Dhoni’s Facts

  • MS Dhoni is the only skipper to won all three big ICC trophies – 2007 World T20, 2011 World Cup and 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. He also took India to the top of ICC Test rankings.
  • Dhoni holds the record of scoring the most number of runs without scoring a half century. He scored over 1000 runs without scoring a fifty.
  • MS Dhoni is the third most successful wicketkeeper in international cricket. He has sent back 780 people in 500 games. Mark Boucher of South Africa (998) and Adam Gilchrist of Australia (905) are ahead of him.
  • Dhoni has most stumpings by any wicketkeeper in international cricket. He has affected 178.stumpings so far.
  • He is most successful wicketkeeper in T20Is with 82 dismissals so far.
  • Percentage of team victory in the ICC Champions Trophy is 83.33 percent (six wins, one defeat, not the result of a match), which is the best of any captain.·
  • In wining Test Matches for India, he has scored at an average of 51.76·
  • In one day he averages 73.09 in winning matches·
  • In IPL, under his Captaincy CSK won 3 titles·

Dhoni Bio

Name Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Nick Name Mahi, Captain Cool, MSD
Born 07-Jul-81
Age (as in 2017) 37 Years
Hieght 175 CM
Sun Sign Cancer
Place of Birth Ranchi, Jharkhand
Likes Collecting bikes, playing with his pets, watching English Premiership League (EPL) and Formula
Hobiees Biking and playing football
School Jawahar Vidya Mandir, St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi
Colleage Gossner College
Father Pan Singh
Mother Devaki Devi
Spouse Sakshi Dhoni (2010)
Daughter Ziva
Started Playing Age of 13
Profession Cricketer
Team India
Domestic Team Bihar, Jharkand, CSK, RPS
Role Wicket-keeper, Former Indian Captain
Jersey No. 7
Bowling Style Right Arm Medium
Batting Style Right Hand Batsman
Achievments ICC World T20I (2007), No. 1 Test Team (2009), ICC Word Cup 2011, ICC Champions Tropy (2013)
Awards Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratan (2007)
Padma Shri (2009)
ICC ODI Player of the Year (2008, 2009)
CNN-IBN Indian of the year in Sports (2011)
ICC ODI Team of the year (2011, 2012, 2013)
Padma Bhushan (2018)

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