MS Dhoni Wiki/ Biography
MS Dhoni is considered as the most popular cricketer in the world of cricket and the highest net worth in the cricket world. He belongs to the Indian cricket team. His full name is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He became captain of Indian International Cricket Team from 2007 to 2016. MS Dhoni net worth in 2019 is $111 million.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is born on 7th of July 1981 in Ranchi, Bihar which was later named as Jharkhand. He belongs to a Hindu Rajput family. His parents belong to Lvali village which is located in Almora District of Uttarakhand. Then his parents moved to Ranchi.
He has two siblings, his sister Jayanti Gupta and brother Narendra Sing Dhoni. From his childhood, he used to be the big fan of Adam Gilchrist. He used to watch Sachin Tendulkar as his Childhood ideal. When it comes to the world of entertainment, he likes to watch the movies of Amitabh Bachchan, who is known to be the big b of Bollywood and always like to listen Lata Mangheskar as she is the legendary singer off all times.
Other basic facts
- Age (as in 2019): 37 years
- Hometown: Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand), India
- Zodiac sign: Cancer
- Hair color: Black
- Eye Colour: Dark Brown
- Body Measurements: chest – 42 inches; Waist – 32 inches; Biceps – 14 inches
- Height: 175 cm or 5′ 9″ inches or 1.75 m
- Weight: almost 75 kgs or 165 lbs
- Nickname: Mahi, MS, MSD, Captain Cool, The Finisher
- Jersey Number: 7
- International Debut: ODI debut – 23 December 2004 v Bangladesh; Test debut – 2 December 2005 v Sri Lanka; T20 debut – 1 December 2006 v South Africa
- Net Worth(Approx): $111 million
- Salary: Retainer Fee – ₹5 crore; IPL Fee – ₹15 crore
Dhoni father Pan Singh worked as a junior manager in MECON. His mother Devaki Devi is the housewife.
According to resources, DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir was his school, where he became an expert in badminton and football. Later he was selected to play for different clubs. He used to be the goalkeeper for his football team. After seeing his attraction towards the cricket, his coach decided to send him to different cricket clubs. The fact is he didn’t know how to play cricket, but soon he has been discovered as the wicketkeeper after describing his wicketkeeping skills. After this, his coaches decided to make him the regular wicketkeeper. In 1995 he was assigned the duties to play as the wicketkeeper for Commando Cricket Club because of his good wicket keeping skills.
He remained as the wicketkeeper for Commando Cricket Club till 1998. After his excellent wicket-keeping skills, he played in under 16 championship from 1997 to 1998. He performed very well in the season of Vinoo Mankad Trophy.
After discovering his skills, Dhoni usually focused on cricket after attending the 10th standard. From 2001 to 2003, due to his low-income family conditions, he worked as a traveling ticket Examiner at Kharagpur Railway Station.
During his working, many of his workers find him honest and told about him that he was a straightforward employee during his working hours.
During his working life, he used to play pranks with his friends. His told in an interview that he used to wear the bad white sheet to fool the guards of the railway. He said that one day he and his friend wear the bad white sheet and went towards the guards to assure them that there is a ghost in the station. He also pursued his friends to do so. The story of mischievous of MS Dhoni made the headlines the next day after the incident happen.
Devel Sahay selected him to play for the Central Coal Fields Limited in 1998. In that time he was in 12th standard and has played the only small tournament in his college. He has no experience in professional cricket. After seeing his batting skills, Devel Sahay badly wanted him to play for CCl. He offered him to pay 50 for hitting each six.
During the tournament, Dhoni was offered to play top of the order for CCL. Playing on the top order, he performed very well and availing the opportunity; he scored the first century of his career. He scored many centuries during the tournament. Because of his centuries, CCL managed to get on division A for the first time.
After seeing his impressive performance and hard hitting during the tournament, Devel Sahay asked the Bihar Cricket Association to select him for the Bihar Region. Devel Sahay used to influence the Bihar Cricket Association to select him to play for them. At that time Devel Sahay is ex-vice president of this association and president of Ranchi District Cricket.
After the efforts of Devel Sahay, MS Dhoni was selected to play for the junior as well as for the senior Bihar Ranji team for the season 1999-2000. Dhoni moved to Bihar Ranji team in one year. He was also selected to play as under 19 for Bihar team. Later on, while playing for Bihar team, he scored 176 runs for five matches. Eventually, the team couldn’t manage to qualify for the quarter-finals and secured 6th position in the group table.
After playing for many tournaments and consecutive hard work, MS Dhoni has selected for India A team in 2003 where he was chosen to play against Zimbabwe and Kenya. Where he managed to catch seven times and succeeded in 4 of stumping.
During the tri-series between India A, Pakistan A, and Kenya, Dhoni managed to define his skills perfectly, and due to his half-century, India managed to chase the target of 223 against Pakistan A. During the tournament he made consecutive centuries and scored 362 run in 6 innings. His average during the match was 72.40. After performing in the tournament, Sourav Ganguly selected him for the Indian Cricket Team.
In 2004, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was selected in ODI squad for the first time when the Indian team was traveling to Bangladesh for the series. At first, Dhoni didn’t manage to get the score and out for a duck in his debut match.
MS Dhoni was selected to play against Pakistan Team where he scored 148 in the fifth ODI. The score is considered as the biggest score for any Indian wicket keeper. After this Dhoni made many unforgettable scores. MS Dhoni becomes a man of the match in many matches.
House, Cars And Bike’s Collection
MS Dhoni car collection consists of Mahindra Scorpio, Hummer H2, Land Rover Freelander, Audi Q7 and many others.
MS Dhoni bike collection consists of Hero Karizma, Yamaha Thundercat, Ducati 1098 and many others.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Captain
After seeing his performance, he was appointed as the captain of the Indian team in 2009. During his captaincy, the team won many of the matches. Dhoni is considered s the great finisher because of most notable shot the helicopter shot. MS Dhoni resigned from captaincy in January 2017. He is selected for the world cup 2019 on April 19.
During his professional life, he met Priyanka Jha. Who became his girlfriend and both fall in love with each other, but unfortunately his girlfriend died in an accident in 2002.
Sakshi Sing Rawat is her soul mate he married her on 4th of July 2010 when she was studying hotel management and working as a trainee at Taj Bengal hotel in Kolkata. They become a parent to a baby girl on 6 of February 2015. They named her Ziva.
MS Dhoni Net Worth
Dhoni net worth is estimated at $111 million which according to Indian currency is about 775 crores.
Some Interesting and Unknown Facts about MS Dhoni
- His favorite batsmen are Adam Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar.
- He likes to watch the movies of Amitabh Bachan.
- His favorite film is Sholay.
- When his daughter is born, he is in Australia.
- He got the Padma Shiri award.
- He does not smoke but drinks alcohol occasionally.