MS Dhoni Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Mahendra Singh Dhoni (/məˈheɪndrə ˈsɪŋ dhæˈnɪ/ (listeni); born 7 July 1981) is a former Indian cricketer. He was captain of the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2017 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He plays as a right-handed wicket-keeper-batsman and is also the current captain of Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.

Born in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), His exceptional wicketkeeping skills allowed him to become the regular wicketkeeper at the Commando Cricket Club (1995–1998), he was picked for the 1997/98 season Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship, where he performed well.[4] From 2001 to 2003, He worked as a Travelling Ticket Examiner at Kharagpur railway station under South Eastern Railway in Midnapore, in West Bengal. In Indian domestic cricket he played for Bihar and then for Jharkhand Cricket team. Dhoni’s performance in the 2002–03 season included three half-centuries in the Ranji Trophy and a couple of half-centuries in the Deodhar Trophy, as he started gaining recognition for his lower-order contribution as well as hard-hitting batting style.

Dhoni made his ODI debut on 23 December 2004, against Bangladesh in Chittagong, and played his first Test a year later against Sri Lanka. He played his first T20I also a year later

against South Africa. In 2007, he took over the ODI captaincy from Rahul Dravid and he also selected as T20I captain of India in this year. In 2008, he was selected as Test captain. His captaincy record in Tests format was mixed, successfully leading India to a series win against New Zealand in 2008 and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy (home series in 2010 and 2013) against Australia. In other formats, Dhoni is the first cricketer to be a winning captain of all three major ICC trophies, as under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2011 Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, the most by any captain. He also led India to victory in the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cup. Additionally, under his leadership, India won the 2010 and 2011 ICC Test Mace and 2013 ICC ODI Championship. He has scored 17,266 runs in International Cricket (including 10,000 plus runs in ODI Internationals).

He is the captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League, leading them to the final on 10 occasions and winning in the 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021 and 2023 editions of the league, as well as winning the Champions League T20 two times, in 2010 and 2014. He is the 7th cricketer have scored more than 5,000 runs in the IPL, as well as being the first wicket-keeper to do so.

Dhoni received India’s highest sports honour, the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award in 2008 for his outstanding achievements and the Government of India honoured him India’s fourth civilian award Padma Shri in 2009 and third civilian award Padma Bhushan in 2018. He is the only cricket captain in the world to win all three of the Cricket World Cup, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy. Dhoni holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Indian Territorial Army, it was presented to him by the Indian Army in 2011 for his service to the nation as a cricketer. Dhoni is considered one of the most popular cricketers in the world.[15] He is a leading brand endorser celebrity in India. The 2016 film, M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story was made as a biopic on his life.

He announced his retirement from Tests on 30 December 2014, and stepped down as captain of T20Is and ODIs in 2017. On 15 August 2020, Dhoni retired from all formats of international cricket and continues to play in the IPL.

MS Dhoni Wiki Height Weight Family Affairs Biography & More

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wiki And Biography
Full NameMahendra Singh Dhoni
Real NameMahendra Singh Dhauni 
Names EarnedMSD, MS, Captain Cool
ProfessionCricketer (Wicket-keeper)
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters– 175 cm
in meters– 1.75 m
in feet inches– 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 lbs
Body Measurements (approx.)– Chest: 42 inches
– Waist: 32 inches
– Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutODI- 23 December 2004 against Bangladesh at Chittagong
Test- 2 December 2005 against Sri Lanka at Chennai
T20 – 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg
Last MatchODI– 9 July 2019 against New Zealand at Emirates Old Trafford
Test– 26 December 2014 against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground
T20– 27 February 2019 against South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium
International Retirement15 August 2020 
Jersey Number#7 (India)
#7 (IPL)
Domestic/State Team(s)Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand, Rising Pune Supergiants
Coach/MentorKeshav Banerjee and Chanchal Bhattacharya
Batting StyleRight-Handed
Bowling StyleRight-Arm Fast Medium
Favourite ShotsHelicopter Shot and Paddlesweep
Nature on FieldCalm
Likes to play againstPakistan and Australia
Records (main ones)• Under his captaincy, Indian team won major tournaments in all 3 formats: the No.1 Test ranking for 18 months (2009-2011), the ODI World Cup in 2011, Champions Trophy in 2013 and the Twenty20 World Cup in 2007.

• Most centuries at the position of No.7 in ODIs.
• Most 6s in International Cricket as a captain.
• Most number of stumpings in International Cricket.
• Highest score by a wicket-keeper batsman in ODIs (183 runs).
• Won most T20 International matches as a captain.
• Most times bowled in International Cricket while playing a match as a wicket-keeper.

• Only skipper to score an ODI century while batting at No.7
• First Indian wicket-keeper batsman to score 4,000 Test runs.
• Highlight score by an Indian captain in Tests (224 runs).
• 3rd skipper ever to have captained in 300+ international matches, after Ricky Ponting (324) and Stephen Fleming (303).
• The only skipper to have captained 50+ matches in all 3 formats.
• First Indian captain to win a Test series in New Zealand.
• In July 2018, he made the record of maximum stumpings in Twenty20 Internationals (33 stumpings in 91 matches).
Career Turning PointPerformance in the 2003/04 tri-nation tournament against Kenya and Pakistan A, where he scored 362 runs in 6 matches at an average of 72.40.
Awards, Honours, AchievementsNational Awards
• Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2007)
• Padma Shri (2009)
• Padma Bhushan (2018)

• MTV Youth Icon of the Year (2006)
• ICC ODI Player of the Year (2008, 2009)
• CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in Sports (2011)
• ICC Award for Spirit of Cricket (2011)
Personal Life
Date of Birth7 July 1981
Age (as of 2023)42 Years
BirthplaceRanchi, Jharkhand, (Then in Bihar) India
Zodiac signCancer
HometownRanchi, Jharkhand, India
SchoolDAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand
College/UniversitySt. Xaviers College, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Educational QualificationCollege Dropout
CasteKhas Rajput 
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressHarmu Housing Colony, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
HobbiesBiking, Playing Football and Tennis, Swimming
Controversies• In 2007, 40 residents of his locality filed a plea against the Ranchi Regional Development Authority (RRDA) for wasting 15,000 litres of water in M.S. Dhoni’s home in daily maintenance of the swimming pool. At that time, his locality was going through a severe water crisis. 

• He was involved in a tax evasion controversy over his Hummer H2, as the vehicle needed a registration charge of ₹4 lakhs in India, but it was mistakenly registered as a Mahindra Scorpio, the charge of registering which is ₹53,000. 

• During the 2013 IPL spot-fixing, Dhoni was on the radar of the Supreme Court. He was in the contact with Gurunath Meiyappan, who was named in betting charge sheet. Later, Dhoni called Gurunath Meiyappan, a “mere cricket enthusiast.” However, Meiyappan was a full-fledged team owner. 

• In 2016, he resigned as the brand ambassador of Amrapali real estate group after the residents from one of the Amrapali units carried a social media campaign after facing logistical issues in the society.

• In November 2022, he moved a contempt petition at the Madras High Court against IPS officer G Sampath Kumar for Kumar’s remarks while he was investigating the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing and betting scandal of 2013. 
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsPriyanka Jha (died in 2002)
Lakshmi Rai (South Indian actress)

Sakshi Singh Rawat (Sakshi Dhoni)
Marriage Date4 July 2010
Wife/SpouseSakshi Dhoni
ChildrenDaughter– Ziva

Son– None
ParentsFather– Pan Singh (MECON employee; worked at Junior Management position)
Mother– Devki Devi
SiblingsBrother– Narendra Singh Dhoni (Elder, Politician)

Sister– Jayanti Gupta (Elder)
Cricketer(s)Batsmen : Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist
Bowlers : Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee
Cricket Ground(s)Lord’s Cricket Ground, London
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
FoodChicken Butter Masala, Chicken Tikka Pizza, Kebabs, Yellow Dal, Sonpapdi, Gulab Jamun and Rasgullas
Football PlayerCristiano Ronaldo
Tennis PlayerRafael Nadal
Actor(s)Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham
ActressesAngelina JolieDeepika Padukone
Film(s)Agneepath, Sholay
MusicianKishore Kumar
Colour(s)Blue and Black
Travel Destination(s)Sri Lanka, Goa
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionOpen Mahindra Scorpio, Maruti SX4, Hummer H2, Toyota Corolla, Land Rover Freelander, GMC Sierra, Mitsubishi Pajero Sfx, Mitsubishi Out Lander, Porsche 911, Audi Q7 SUV, Ferrari 599, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

Note: In December 2021, he added a 1971 vintage Land Rover 3 to his garage after participating in an auction held by Big Boy Toyz.  His collection of vintage cars includes Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and a 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback.
Bikes CollectionKawasaki Ninja H2, Confederate Hellcat, BSA, Suzuki Hayabusa, a Norton Vintage, Hero Karizma ZMR, Yamaha Rxz, Yamaha Thundercat, Yamaha Rx, Ducati 1098, Yamaha Rd 350, Tvs Apache, Kawasaki zx14r Ninja, Confederate Hellcat X 132, Harley Davidson Fat boy, Enfield Machismo, Customized Tvs Dirt bike, TVS Ronin (bought in February 2023) 
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 12 Crore (IPL 2023) 
Net Worth (approx.)Rs 1,040 crore (as of July 2023) 

Early life and background

Dhoni was born in RanchiBihar (now in Jharkhand) and hails from a Hindu Rajput family to parents from Uttarakhand. He is the youngest of three children of Pan Singh and Devaki Devi.His paternal village Lwali, is in Jainti Tehsil, Lamgara block of the Almora District of Uttarakhand. His parents moved from Uttarakhand to RanchiJharkhand where his father worked as a pump operator in junior management position in MECON Colony situated in Doranda area in Ranchi. Unlike Dhoni, his uncle and cousins spell their surname “Dhauni”.

Previously Dhoni was the goalkeeper for his DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir school’s football team, but after seeing his goalkeeping skills, coach Keshav Ranjan Banerjee, one who inspired Dhoni to be a cricketer, picked him to play cricket for his school team. His exceptional wicketkeeping skills allowed him to become the regular wicketkeeper at the Commando Cricket Club (1995–1998). Based on his performance at club cricket, he was picked for the 1997/98 season Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship, where he performed well.

From 2001 to 2003, Dhoni worked as a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station under South Eastern Railway in Midnapore (W), a district in West Bengal.

Personal life

His ancestral village is Lwali, which is in Jaiti taluka of Almora district of the Uttarakhand state. The village has population of 20 to 30 families. His father Pan Singh Dhoni left the village in 1970 for employment. He eventually settled in Ranchi. Dhoni’s uncle Dhanpat Singh Dhauni and his cousin Hayat Singh Dhauni still live in Lwali.

He married Sakshi Singh Rawat on 4 July 2010

The wedding took place in Dehradun, one day after the couple got engaged. Dhoni and his wife have one daughter, Zeeva Dhoni.

Dhoni is an enthusiast of the Indian Army. While spending a day with the parachute regiment in Ranchi, Dhoni said, “Since childhood I wanted to join the Army. Seeing the soldiers, I thought one day I’ll be the same”.

He holds the post of vice-president marketing in India Cements Ltd. The company is headed by former BCCI president and IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings owner N. Srinivasan.

Awards and Achievements

See also: Player of the Match awards (cricket)

The President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Padma Bhushan Award to Shri M.S. Dhoni on Monday, 2 April 2018

National honours

Sporting honours

Other honours and awards

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