HAPPY BIRTHDAY DHONI
Full Name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Nickname: Mahi, MSD, Captain Cool
Born: 07 Jul 1981
Age: 37 years
Birth place: Ranchi
Height: 5ft 10 inch(1.78m)
Spouse: Sakshi Dhoni (married in 2010)
Bowling: Right arm medium
Role: Wicket-keeper batsman
National side: INDIA (2004-present)
ODI debut: 23 December 2004 v Bangladesh As captain(158)
Last ODI: 16 February 2018 v South Africa
Test debut: 2 December 2005 v Sri Lank As captain(251)
T20 debut: 1 December 2006 v South As captain(2)
CAPTAIN OF INDIA
Dhoni was selected as the captain of India in ICC world T20 in 2007 held in South Africa. India won the crown and gain victory against Pakistan at that match as Dhoni led the team. He went to become the ODI captain in 2007 for seven matches against Australia. It was only under his Captaincy that India was climbed to top in ICC Ranking in 2009.
It was also his captaincy that India won the ICC World cup 2011.Dhoni leads to the captaincy with 60 Tests as captains, 35 ahead of Mushfiqur Rahim as the second place.
MSD is the only captain who has won all the ICC Trophies i.e. ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy. In 2013, MS Dhoni became the most successful Indian test captain as he broke the record of SOURAV GANGULY of 21 victories from 49 tests.
AWARDS AND APPRECIATIONS
2006 ICC World ODI XI
2007-08 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
2008 ICC ODI Player of the year
2008 ICC World ODI XI
2009 ICC ODI Player of the year
2009 ICC World Test XI
2009 PADMA SHREE
2010 ICC World ODI XI
2010 ICC World Test XI
2011 ICC World ODI XI
2011 Honorary Doctorate Degree
By De Montfort University
2012 ICC World ODI XI
2013 ICC World ODI XI
2013 ICC World Test XI
2013 LG People’s Choice Award
2014 ICC World ODI XI
2018 Padma Bhushan
M S DHONI THE UNTOLD STORY (MOVIE)
Budget: Rs.104 Cr.
Box Office: Rs.216 Cr.
Annual Income of Dhoni: $28.7m
Source of Income: IPL matches, Brand Endorsements, etc.
Topmost Richest Cricketer according to Forbes 2018 list. In 2015 Forbes ranked Dhoni at 23rd position in the list of highest paid athletes in the world estimating his earning at US$31 million.
In India Cements Ltd, after resigning from the post of Air India, Dhoni holds the position of Vice President. India Cements is the owner of the IPL team Chennai Super Kings and M S Dhoni has been its captain since the first season of the IPL. Dhoni is also the co-leader of Chennaiyans-FC and Indian Super league.