August 20, 2020 By Swapnil Suryawanshi

MS Dhoni

Indian cricketer

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is a former Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014 .

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Born: 7 July 1981 (age 39 years), RanchiODI debut (cap 158): 23 December 2004 v BangladeshTest debut (cap 251): 2 December 2005 v Sri LankaLast ODI: 9 July 2019 v New ZealandT20I debut (cap 2): 1 December 2006 v South Africa

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Early life and background :

Dhoni was born in RanchiBihar (now in Jharkhand), and he hails from a Hindu Rajput family. His paternal village Lwali is in the Lamgara block of the Almora District of Uttarakhand. Dhoni’s parents moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi, where his father Pan Singh worked in junior management positions in MECON. Dhoni has a sister Jayanti Gupta and a brother Narendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni is a fan of Adam Gilchrist, and his childhood idols were cricket teammate Sachin TendulkarBollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata Mangeshkar

Dhoni bowling in the nets. He rarely bowls at international level.

Dhoni in 2016
Personal information
Full nameMahendra Singh Pansingh Dhoni
Born7 July 1981 (age 39)
RanchiBihar (now in Jharkhand), India
NicknameMahi, Captain Cool, MSD, Thala[1]
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleWicket-keeper batsman

International career :

Start of ODI career –

The Indian ODI team in the early 2000s saw Rahul Dravid as the wicket-keeper to ensure that the wicket-keeper spot didn’t lack in batting talent. The team also saw the entry of wicket-keeper/batsmen from the junior ranks, with talents like Parthiv Patel and Dinesh Karthik (both India U-19 captains) named in the Test squads. With Dhoni making a mark in the India A squad, he was picked in the ODI squad for the Bangladesh tour in 2004/05.

In other media :

A movie was made based on Dhoni’s life, from his childhood to the 2011 Cricket World Cup, titled M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story. Another web series centered on his life and his times with the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League aired on Hotstar on 20 March 2019, titled Roar of the Lion.

Dhoni batting against South Africa during the group stage match of 2013 ICC Champions Trophy

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