Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer who was the former captain & led the team from 2007 to 2016. Regarded as one of the greatest finishers, the personality of this right-handed batsman is quite impressive. He is one of the best wicketkeepers in world cricket and he made his debut in Indian cricket in December 2004.
Dhoni got the ICCI ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 & 2009, he bagged the Padma Shri in 2009 & the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award was given to him in 2007. On 1 November 2011, he was given the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Other Recognitions:
1.2011: Included in Time magazine as one of the ‘ Most Influential People in the World’.
- 2012: MS Dhoni was ranked as the sixteenth most remarkable athlete in the world by Sports Pro.
MS Dhoni married to Sakshi Rawat on July 4, 2010, which was kept secret for a long time. His relationship was also not much exposed as they showed up very less in public together. The wedding was attended by Bollywood actor, John Abraham, and famous director Farah Khan. Dhoni’s friends from the cricket world like Suresh Raina, RP Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra also showed up. Indian politicians, Sharad Pawar, Vasundhara Raje also marked their presence. They wore Sabyasachi designed clothes and it was a beautiful ceremony.
MS Dhoni age: Birthdate- 7 July 1981(Age- 36 Years)
Education Qualifications of MS Dhoni :
School – DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand
College- St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi
- Father- Pan Singh
- Mother- Devki Devi
- Brother- Narendra Singh Dhoni
- Sister- Jayanti Gupta
MS Dhoni net worth:
Total Earnings: $31.5 million
Salary/winnings: $3.5 million
Endorsements: $28 million
Dhoni was ranked 23rd in the most of highest paid athletes in the world by Forbes in June 2015.
A biopic MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was made on him in 2016 which was loved by the audience.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Controversies:
- During IPL while playing against Mumbai Indians, he was seen making post-match comments claiming the decision to be horrible for which he was fined.
- Dhoni was accused of holding stakes with Rhiti sports who were managing him, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Pragyan Ojha two years ago.
- He was regarded as the reason behind Ganguly & Dravid’s exclusion from the team.
- While playing against Bangladesh, he injured Mustafizur Rahman with his single.
- Yograj Singh claimed Dhoni to be a terrible person to which Dhoni never responded.
- The infamous 2013 spot-fixing controversy led him to a lot of trouble.
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