This is a player profile of Mahendra Singh Dhoni the wicket keeper captain of the Indian Cricket Team. Know all the important details about this one of the most followed and the richest cricketer in the world till date.
Basic Details about Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Full Name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Nickname(s): Mahi, MS, MSD
Date of Birth: 7th July, 1981
Place of Birth: Ranchi, Jharkhand (then Bihar), India
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Professional Details about Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Batting Style: Right Hand Batsman
Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium
Role: Wicket Keeper Batsman and Captain of India
List A Debut: in 1999/00
Twenty20 Debut: Vs South Africa at Johannesburg on 1st December, 2006
T20I Debut: Vs South Africa at Johannesburg on 1st December, 2006
One Day International Debut: Vs Bangladesh at Chittagong on 23rd December, 2004
Test Match Debut: Vs Sri Lanka at Chennai on 2nd December, 2005
Major Teams Played For: India, Asia XI, Bihar, Jharkhand, and Chennai Super Kings
More about Mahendra Singh Dhoni
It is not an easy job to captain any team in sports, especially if that team is Indian Cricket Team. But Mahendra Singh Dhoni has captained the Indian Cricket Team in all three formats of the game brilliantly. Under him the Indian Cricket Team first won the ICC World Twenty20 in 2007, then in next few years, India became the World’s No. 1 Test Match team and then in 2011 MS Dhoni gave the ultimate prize to the Indian cricket fans, the ICC Cricket World Cup after the wait of 28 years!
Born in Jharkhand, then Bihar, Mahendra Singh Dhoni belongs to Lvali village in Almora district of Uttarakhand state of India. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known as a find by former Indian cricket great and the then captain of India Sourav Ganguly. Under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy, Dhoni made his debut in One Day Internationals first. It was Ganguly who promoted him at No. 3 in an ODI against Pakistan at Vishakhapatnam and Dhoni responded his captain with a match winning 148 runs from just 123 balls.
Dhoni holds the record of scoring the fastest ODI century by a wicket keeper which was previously held by Adam Gilchrist. After winning the ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa, Indian Premier League was introduced in India and Dhoni was the highest priced player during the first auctions of the IPL. Since then he is captaining the IPL Franchise the Chennai Super Kings.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is married to his childhood friend Sakshi Rawat. Dhoni is constantly listed in World’s richest sportspersons’ list of Forbes for the last couple of years. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most admired cricketers around the world today especially for his skill to finish the match even from dire situations. A biopic on Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also scheduled to release in 2015.