MS Dhoni was born(7 July 1981) and was an international Indian cricketer, captain of the Indian National Team in limited format from 2007 to 2016. India won the first ICC World Twenty20, 2010 and 2016 Asian Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy under its orders.
MS Dhoni made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in December 2004 and played his first test against Sri Lanka a year later.
He won several honors, including the 2008 and 2009 ICC ODI Player of the Year Award (the first player to win twice), the 2007 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, the 2009 Padma Shri, India’s 4th highest civil honour, and the 2018 India’s 3rd highest civil honour, the Padma Bhushan.
In 2009, 2010, and 2013, Ms. Dhoni was named ICC World Test XI Captain. He has also been picked 8 times as a captain in ICC World ODI XI teams. Dhoni was granted the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army on 1 November 2011. He is the second Indian cricketer to win this distinction after Kapil Dev.
The early life of Ms Dhoni
MS Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar, and comes from a Hindu Rajput family. His paternal village Lwali is in the Langara block of Uttarakhand’s Almora district. The parents of Dhoni migrated to Ranchi from Uttarakhand where his father Pan Singh worked as a junior manager in MECON. Dhoni has Jayanti Gupta’s sister and Narendra Singh Dhoni’s brother. Dhoni is a fan of Adam Gilchrist. Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, and singer Lata Mangeshkar were his childhood idolises.
MS Dhoni studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand, where he was originally excelled in Badminton and Soccer and chosen in these sports as a district and club. Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football team and was sent by his football coach to play cricket for a nearby cricket club. Though not playing cricket, Dhoni was impressed by his expertise in wicket maintenance and frequently became a wicketkeeper at the Cricket Club (1995-1998).
He was chosen for the 1997/98 season at the Under-16 Vinoo Mankad Trophy and he performed well, based on his success at the club cricket. After his 10th standard, Dhoni concentrated on cricket. From 2001 to 2003, he worked as Ticket Examiner (TTE) for Traveling Ticket Examiners at Kharagpur Railway Station in Midnapore (W), a district in West Bengal. His colleagues remember him as an upright and straightforward Indian Railway employee.
MS Dhoni also had his personality on a gross side. Dhoni and some of his friends once wrapped themselves in white bedsheets while living in the railway neighborhood and walked around the complex late in the evening. The night guards were misled into thinking that the complex was full of hallucinations. The tale was excellent news the next day.
MS Dhoni also has various records for captaincy such as the most Indian Captain wins in ODIs and T20Is and the most back-to-back Indian captain wins in ODIs. In 2007, he took over Rahul Dravid’s ODI captaincy and led the team to the first bilateral ODI series in Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
MS Dhoni won all three ICC limited-overs trophies (World Cup, Champions Trophy, and World Twenty20) in June 2013, when India beat England in the Champions’ Trophy Finals in England. After taking on the test captain’s job in 2008, he led the team to series winning in New Zealand and West Indies, and 2008, 2010, and 2013 Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In 2009, Dhoni also led the Indian team to the number one spot in the ICC test rankings for the first time.
In 2013, under Dhoni’s captain, India became the first team to whitewash Australia in a Test series in more than 40 years. In the Indian Premier League, he won the Chennai Super Kings in 2010, 2011, and 2018, along with victories in the 2010 and 2014 Champions League Twenty20 editions. In 2011, Dhoni was listed by Time magazine as one of “Most Influential People in the World” in its annual Time 100 list.
MS Dhoni holds the position of Vice President, India Cements Ltd., after resigning from Air India. India Cements owns the IPL Chennai Super Kings unit, and since the first IPL season, Dhoni has been its captain. On 30 December 2014, he announced his retirement from Studies.
In 2012, Dhoni was ranked by SportsPro as the world’s sixteenth most marketable athlete. In June 2015, Forbes ranked Dhoni 23rd in the list of the world’s highest paying athletes, reporting that his revenue was 31 million U$S dollars. A biopic M.S. in 2016. Dhoni: The untold past of his life and his cricketing career was made before the Indian team won the World Cup 2011.
On 15 August 2020, MS Dhoni announced its withdrawal from international cricket.
Junior cricket in Bihar
MS Dhoni was selected for the Central Coal Fields Limited (CCL) team by Deval Sahay in 1998. Dhoni played only school cricket and club cricket, and no professional cricket, until 1998. A famous episode during which Dhoni played for CCL was when Deval Sahay gave him Rs 50 each for every six matches at the Sheesh Mahal tournament. He had a chance to bat up the order playing for CCL. He took the opportunity and went through the ages and helped CCL step into the A division.
Deval Sahay was impressed with his hard-hitting shots and determination and used his Bihar Cricket Association connexions to lobby for his team selection. Deval Sahay, former vice-president of Bihar Cricket Associations was at the time the Chairman of the Ranchi District Cricket, a major driver of Dhoni in the Ranchi Team, the Junior Bihar Cricket Team, and eventually the Senior Bihar Ranji Team for the 1999–2000 season. Dhoni moved to the Bihar Ranji team in 1 year from playing CCL.
For instilling discipline in him, Dhoni credited Deval Sahay. Dhoni was in the 1998-99 U-19 squad in Bihar, with 176 runs in 5 games (7 innings) and fourth in the 6-group and not up to the quarter-finals. Dhoni did not receive a U-19 squad from the eastern zone (CK Nayudu Trophy) or the Rest of India squad (MA Chidambaram Trophy and Vinoo Mankad Trophy).
Bihar’s U-19 cricket team moved into the Cooch Behar Trophy finals of 1999-2000, where Dhoni took 84 to help Bihar post 357. Bihar’s efforts were defeated by Punjab U-19s’ 839 with Yuvraj Singh’s future national teammate Dhoni’s 358. Dhoni’s tournament contribution consisted of 488 runs (9 matches, 12 innings), 5 fifties, 17 catches, and 7 stumps. Dhoni made the CK Nayudu trophy to the East Zone U-19 squad but scored just 97 runs in four matches, with the East Zone losing all four and finishing last.
Jharkhand cricket team
MS Dhoni won in the season 2002-03, winning the Ranji trophy for three half-centuries and the Deodhar Trophy for a few half-centuries when he began to gain recognition for his low-cost contribution and his hard-hitting batting style. Dhoni scored a century (128 *) against Assam in the 2003/04 season in the first match of the Ranji ODI tournament. Dhoni was part of the eastern zone squad that won the 2003–2004 season of the Deodhar Trophy and contributed with 244 runs in four matches, one century (114) against the central zone.
In the Duleep Trophy final, Dhoni was chosen to represent the Eastern Zone by international cricketer Deep Dasgupta. In the second innings, he scored a valiant half-century for a losing cause. The BCCI ‘s talent finding program TRDW discovered Dhoni’s talent. Dhoni was discovered at a match in Jamshedpur in 2003 by TRDO Prakash Poddar, Captain of Bengal in the 60s, and submitted a report at the National Cricket Academy.
India A team
In 2003/04 he was recognized for his efforts, especially in one day format, and chosen for the Indian A team on a Zimbabwe and Kenya tour. In the Harare Sports Club, Dhoni made his best wicket effort against Zimbabwe XI, seven catches, and four stumps in the game.
MS Dhoni helped India A to chase its 223 targets against Pakistan A with half a century at the three-nation tournaments involving Kenya, India A, and Pakistan A. He continued his strong success and scored against the same team back centuries-120 and 119 *. Dhoni scored 362 runs at 6 innings, averaging 72.40 and his series success was noted by then the Indian captain, including Sourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri.
In his fifth one-day international match, MS Dhoni scored 148 in Visakhapatnam with just 123 deliveries. Dhoni’s 148 went above the previous mark for the Indian wicketkeeper’s highest-scoring, a mark he would write back before the end of the year.
In the first two games of the Sri Lankan, bilateral ODI series (October-November 2005) and the third ODI at Sawai Mansingh Stadium (Jaipur) Dhoni had no batting opportunity. After a century of Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka set India an objective of 299 and, in response, India lost Tendulkar early. Dhoni was promoted to speed up the score and finished the game by winning the game with an unslapped 183 of 145 balls for India.
In Wisden Almanack (2006), the findings were described as “Uninhibited, but nothing but crude.” The entries display many records, including the highest individual score in ODI cricket at the second entrance, a record only broken by Shane Watson after seven years. Dhoni finished the series with the highest-run combination (346) and won the Man of the Series Trophy. Dhoni was awarded a B-grade contract by the BCCI in December 2005.
In 50 overall, India scored 328, with MS Dhoni contributing 68 against Pakistan in its first match in 2006. However, in the last eight overalls, the team scored just 43 runs poorly and lost the game due to the Duckworth-Lewis system. In the third match, Dhoni came in a precarious situation with India and scored 72 runs just 46 balls, 13 of which had boundaries for India to take 2-1 lead.
The last match of the series was replicated as Dhoni scored 77 times 56 balls, enabling India to win the series 4-1. Dhoni ran Ricky Ponting in the ICC ODI rankings on 20 April 2006 as the fastest batsman, in 42 innings, due to his excellent ODI performances. His reign only lasted a week before Adam Gilchrist’s success against Bangladesh brought him to the top.
In reality, two cancelled series in Sri Lanka, one washed by rain due to the removal from the Unitech Cup of South Africa because of security concerns and three-game replacement ODI bilateral series against Sri Lanka, was the prelude of India to another disappointing tournament – the DLF Cup 2006-07. Dhoni scored 43 runs because in 3 games the team lost twice and didn’t qualify for the finals.
The lack of preparation of India showed that they lost to West Indies and Australia in the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, even though Dhoni scored half a century against Western Indies. In South Africa, the storey for the ODI series was the same in Dhoni and India with Dhoni scoring 139 runs in four matches, while India lost 4–0.
MS Dhoni played 16 matches from the beginning of the West Indies ODI Series and hit just two fifties with a score of 25.93. Dhoni was criticised by former wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani for his wicket-keeping technique. However, he was named ICC in the World ODI XI for his performances in 2006.
2007 World Cup
The 2007 Cricket World Cup preparations improved as India posted identical 3-1 victories against West Indies and Sri Lanka, with Dhoni having an average over 100 in each of these matches.
In the group stage, India crashed out of the World Cup suddenly after losses to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. In these matches, Dhoni was out for a duck and had just 29 runs in the game. After the defeat to Bangladesh in the 2007 Cricket World Cup, JMM political activists vandalised and destroyed Dhoni’s home in Ranchi. During the first round of the World Cup, the local police arranged for his family’s security.
After India was left in a tight spot before in the running team, Dhoni put his poor World Cup performance behind him by scoring 91 * against Bangladesh. For his performance, Dhoni was named the Man of the Match, his fourth in ODI cricket. He was later also adjudged Man of the Series after washing away the third game of the season. Dhoni had a strong Afro-Asia Cup with a score of 174 in 3 matches at 87.00 average and 139, not off 97 balls, the Man of the Match series, the ODI 3rd.
MS Dhoni has been appointed Vice-Captain of the ODI team for the South African series in Ireland and the seven-match ODI series between India and England. In December 2005 MS Dhoni was awarded the ‘A’ grade contract, which was awarded the ‘B’ grade contract. In September 2007, he was also elected Captain of the Indian team for the World Twenty20. On September 2, 2007, by catching five English players and stumping one, Dhoni equalled the world record of his hero Adam Gilchrist for most dismissals in the ODI winnings.
Post-2011 World Cup
In 2012, Pakistan visited India for the first time in five years for a bilateral series. In the ODI series of three, Dhoni scored the top score for India in all three frames, but India lost series 1–2. In Chennai’s first ODI, he helped India recover from 29/5 to post a total of 227 over 50 times. When he played a knock of 113, he had a lifetime partnership with Ravichandran Ashwin, even though in a losing cause.
MS Dhoni was the first and only captain of the international cricket to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy to claim all ICC trophies. He was out for a duck in the rain-shortened final against England and finished the tournament with 27 runs from two entrances.
However, his field planning and techniques were practical and the team succeeded in defeating the opposition by five rounds (D / L method). He was also appointed the ICC’s “Gang of the Tournament” Captain and Wicketkeeper.
In November 2013, MS Dhoni became the second India batsman to add 1,000 or more ODI runs against Australia following Sachin Tendulkar.
In 2013-14, India toured South Africa and New Zealand and lost the 0-2 and 0-4 matches, respectively. Contrary to South Africa, Dhoni managed 84 runs, including a half-century, on average of 48.0. He achieved 272 runs against New Zealand, including three consecutive 50-plus runs. His knock of 50 helped India to tie the game and finally escape a series of whitewash in the third part of the season. He scored his 8000th run on the tour in ODI cricket.
India won the 2014 ODI series in England by 3-1 and the West Indies series in India by 2-1. MS Dhoni had a good result with the bat in each series for half a century.
2015 World Cup
The preparations of India, which went into the tournament, seemed weak as India struggled in Australia’s Carlton Mid Triangular Series without winning a single game. Dhoni managed just 70 runs off three innings of 23.34 average.
During the Cricket World Cup 2015, MS Dhoni was the first Indian captain to win all team matches in a tournament of this kind. India gained winds against Pakistan’s arch-rivals, South Africa (who they didn’t defeat before), the UAE, the West Indies, Ireland and Zimbabwe. In the Eden Park match against Zimbabwe, he did not chase 288 out of 85 and had an undisputed partnership with Suresh Raina in 195.
This is an Indian captain’s highest score on New Zealand soil. Bangladesh took third place, the first Non-Australian captain to win 100 ODI matches in the quarter-finals. In an ineffective attempt against potential Australian champions in the half-finals, he achieved 65 after India could not defend their title.
Captain of India
For the first ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa in September 2007, MS Dhoni was appointed captain of the Indian team. India was declared champions as Dhoni led the team in a thrilling contest to victory over Pakistan. In September 2007, he became the ODI team captain for the seven-game ODI series against Australia.
During the fourth and final test against Australia in Nagpur in November 2008, he debuted at full-time cricket as captain for India and replaced Anil Kumble, who was injured in the third test and who then declared his retirement. MS Dhoni was vice-captain up to that point in this season. In the end, India won the test and thus took the 2-0 series and recovered the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In 2008 and 2009, Ms. Dhoni previously captained India stand-in against South Africa and Australia.
India climbed to No. 1 in the ICC test rankings in December 2009 under his captaincy. He managed then to lead India in February 2010 at a series-level World Test Championship against the South Africans. India also succeeded in drawing South Africa’s 1–1 test series later that year.
After the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup Final against Sri Lanka on 2 April 2011 Tendulkar gave MS Dhoni the best captain he had ever played with, with his match-winning knock of the unbeatable 91. Tendulkar said it was Dhoni’s calm influence, which rubbed off all his teammates and described Dhoni’s pressure management as unbelievable.
Just 11 players have passed ten or more tests as a wicket holder. MS Dhoni leads the table with 60 captain tests, 35 seconds in front of Mushfiqur Rahim.
In March 2013, when he surpassed Sourav Ganguly’s 21 victories of 49 tests, Dhoni became the most prolific Indian Test Captain. In an interview with a news channel, Ganguly said that Dhoni as India’s greatest ever captains and he has a strong record in supporting this credential.
In June 2013 India won the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy under Captain MS Dhoni and defeated the United Kingdom by 5 rounds in the final, a half-final triumph over Sri Lanka, and a group win over South Africa, West Indies, and Pakistan.
In August 2016, MS Dhoni was appointed Captain for the First Tour in India to the United States, where India played two T20Is in Lauderhill, Florida against the West Indies. India lost its first match on 27 August 2016, when Dhoni surpassed former Australian captain Ricky Ponting as the most accomplished international cricket captain.
In 2018, Captain Rohit Sharma and Vice-Captain Shikhar Dhawan were both stayed for the match in India’s last Super Four match against Afghanistan. In his absence, he was appointed captain of the side and was the first cricketer to lead India 200 times in ODIs.
MS Dhoni, as the captain of the Indian cricket team, was rarely suspended due to the slow overrate of his side. The Sri Lankan ICC match arbiter Jeff Crowe was suspended in December 2009 for two ODI matches, while India was 3 over the defined rate; Virender Sehwag served as captain of both matches in Cuttack and Kolkata.
In January 2012, in Adelaide, MS Dhoni was suspended for the fourth Australian test match, as India was two-overs short in Perth’s third test. The team was captain Sehwag during the Adelaide Test, and the wickets were held by Wriddhiman Saha. Dhoni again experienced a one-match ban in the CB series in February for slow over Australia.
MS Dhoni batsman and wicketkeeper on the right. Dhoni first appeared in lower order as an attacking batsman, but eventually, he changed his playing style and became a captain with high-pressure scenarios. He’s a big ball hitter and one of the quickest men between the wickets. He used the technique of the helicopter fired, told him that he was Santosh Lal, his mentor and childhood friend.
His wicket management skills are highly respected by cricket experts. He’s best when it comes to stumps. He has a world record for the largest number of wicketkeeper stumps. He is the main wicket-keeper in the squad, but he also bowls like a medium pace bowler.
MS Dhoni married his colleague at Jawahar DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Sakshi Singh Rawat. Dehradun is born, Uttarakhand, 4 July 2010. She studied hotel management when she was married and worked as a trainee in the Taj Bengal, Kolkata. After Sakshi’s father retired from his tea growing company, his family moved to their hometown, Dehradun.
One day after the couple got involved, the wedding took place. The wedding was expected to last months, according to Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu, a close friend of Dhonis. On 6 February 2015, Dhoni became the father of a baby girl named Ziva. At the time of her birth, Dhoni was just a week away to take off in Australia as captain of the Indian team at the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He chose not to go back to India and was famously quoted saying, “I’m on national duty.
MS Dhoni launched the SEVEN lifestyle brand in February 2016. Dhoni is the company’s own footwear hand and also SEVEN’s brand ambassador.
A biographical film based on Dhoni’s life called M.S. Dhoni: The untold story, published on September 30, 2016.
In 2011 MS Dhoni was awarded the rank of honorary lieutenant-colonel for his cricket participation in the Indian Territorial Army. In August 2019, he spent two weeks with the Jammu and Kashmir Territorial Army.