MS Dhoni, a short biography of Best Cricketer in the world


Few people on earth come to leave their mark eternally. One of those extraordinary names is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Whether you are a cricket fan or not, you must have heard his name.

MS Dhoni is the most reputed cricketer of the world who is currently a player of Twenty20 and ODI format however he has taken retirement from Test cricket in 2014. Here is a brief biography of star cricketer who has received several awards and holds a number of records.

MS Dhoni, one of the most renowned cricketer
Ms dhoni biography


Mahindra Singh Pansingh Dhoni was born on the 7th of July, 1981 in Bihar, India. His father, Pan Singh worked at MECON. MS Dhoni had two siblings, a brother and a sister. His height is 5’10”.

He initially was interested in football and badminton and played at the club level. He was the goalkeeper of his team. Although he didn’t play cricket officially, he was impressed by his keeping skills. MS Dhoni worked as a traveling ticket examiner (TTE) at a local railway station at the age of 20. He idolized Adam Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar. He studied till 12th standard whilst kept taking part in sports. Little drops of water make a mighty ocean and small steps seize you to your destination. He began his cricket career by playing for CCL (Cricket Coal Limited) at the club level.

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Dhoni married his schoolmate, Sakshi Singh Rawat in July 2010 and blessed with a baby daughter named Ziva in February 2015 .

MS Dhoni wife, Sakshi and daughter, Ziva


Dhoni played domestic cricket from 1999 till 2004 when his exceptional performance in Jharkhand cricket team led him to debut in India’s international cricket team. 

He entered the ring of international cricket at the age of 23 with ODI debut against Bangladesh in Dec 2004. 

Test cricket is real cricket. So Dhoni started his “real-cricket” career just after one year of his ODI debut, in Dec 2005 against Sri Lanka, and contributed in the victory of team India.

Displaying to the world, the finest performances in ODI and Tests, he was picked up in T20I format too the very next year in Dec 2006 against South Africa which was also the maiden T20 international match of India.

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MS DHONI’S Playing Style

He is right-handed middle-order wicket keeper batsman. His personal favorite shot is paddle sweep and he is known for his signature “Helicopter Shot”.

MS Dhoni's helicopter shot


  • Bihar Cricket Team – Dhoni started to play domestic cricket in the Ranji trophy in 1999-2000 for Bihar.
  • Jharkhand Cricket Team – He also played for Jharkhand in domestic cricket which apparently escorted him to A team of India. 
  • IPL – In 2008, MS Dhoni was picked up by Chennai Super Kings as captain in the first edition of IPL. He has been performing for CSK up till now along with switching to Rising Pune Supergiants for 2016 and 2017 and became a part of Chennai again in 2018. Mahi has made his team win thrice and reached semi finals, six times in the IPL cricket tournament.


MS Dhoni, also known as Captain Cool, was crowned the captaincy of the international cricket team of India in 2007, for the ICC World T20 tournament held in South Africa. India became the champion of T20 world cup 2007 under the captaincy of Dhoni after knocking all the teams out of the tournament in thrilling matches.

Mahi then became captain of the ODI team as well later in that same year and full-time test captain of the Indian international cricket team in the following year in 2008 against Australia.

MSD has labeled a number of records to his name. He is the only captain in the world to win all ICC world cups and championships trophies.

  • ICC World T20 2007
  • Asia Cups 2010 and 2016
  • ICC Cricket Worldcup 2011
  • ICC Champions Trophy 2018

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Dhoni has the capability to lead the team but he always performed professionally from his side as well. This is the reason he is also having several records as an individual.

  • Dhoni is the third captain in the world and the first Indian captain to win 100 games overall.
  • Dhoni holds the record of the most dismissals by an Indian wicket keeper in single innings (6 against England).
  • Indian team topped the first time under the captaincy of MS Dhoni in ICC test rankings 2009.
  • He keeps the record of most international stumpings (123).
  • Won the Indian Premier League three times and had been runners up six times.

Apart from winning world trophies, he has been granted honorary awards. Here is a list of those honorary awards MS Dhoni has received.

  • India’s fourth highest civilian award; Padma Shri award at India’s Republic Day 2009
  • India’s third highest civilian award; Padma Bhushan award at India’s Republic Day 2018
  • India’s highest sports achievement award, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2007 and 2008.
  • In August 2011, he received an honorary doctorate by De Montfort University.
  • ICC Spirit of cricket award in World Cup 2011.
  • 38-years-old has honored with GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) captain in the history of IPL.
MS Dhoni recieving Goat captain award of IPL.

And the list goes on. The achievements of legend cricketer are numerous. It is impossible to glean them in a single blog. That is why there is a Biopic made on the life of Mahi naming, “Dhoni: The Untold Story”. Dhoni is one of the big names in the list of highest-paid athletes. According to Sportytell, he is the richest cricketer in the world followed by Sachin Tendulkar, with a justified net worth of $111 Million.

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Iqra Ghazal

I'm a graduate. Still learning with each and everyday. I like to write blogs particularly cricket blogs.

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