It’s MSD’s World, We Just Live In It: Happy Birthday Dhoni | Read This To Know Legend’s Life Story

MS Dhoni is the only captain in world cricket to win all of the three white-ball ICC titles -- ODI World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy.
It’s MSD’s World, We Just Live In It: Happy Birthday Dhoni | Read This To Know Legend’s Life Story
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Apart from being one of the most successful cricketers of all time, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also respected for his grounded and humble demeanour . The batsman never fails to inspire people with his hard work and down-to-earth personality, which we have seen glimpses of on numerous occasions. Moving on to MS Dhoni's personal biography, everyone is aware that he was born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi to a middle-class family.

Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand) to a Hindu Rajput household and Uttarakhand-born parents. He is the youngest of Pan Singh and Devaki Devi's three children. His paternal village, Lwali, is located in the Jainti Tehsil, Lamgara Block of Uttarakhand's Almora District.

Dhoni turned 42 today but he remains one of cricket's most talked-about players. Despite retiring from international cricket in 2020, Dhoni has a tremendous fan base around the world. The wicketkeeper batter continues to captain Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, and he was instrumental in the Yellow Army's title success in 2023.

The captain of the 2011 World Cup-winning team is known for his cool and serene demeanour on the pitch, but he keeps his personal life relatively private and, unlike the other players, isn't highly active on social media platforms.

Despite having almost 8.6 million followers, Dhoni's latest tweet was in 2021. On Instagram, he has 43.8 million followers, yet fans must wait a long time to see him. He last shared a video on Instagram in February.


Previously, Dhoni was the custodian for his DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir school's football team, but coach Keshav Ranjan Banerjee, who had a huge influence on Dhoni's decision to become a cricketer, picked him to play cricket instead. Because of his exceptional wicketkeeping ability, he was able to take over as the Commando Cricket Club's regular wicketkeeper (1995-1998). Based on his club cricket performance, he was chosen for the 1997-98 Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship, where he performed admirably.

MS Dhoni had a love affair with a girl named Priyanka Jha and sadly she died in an accident.

In 2007, MS Dhoni met his wife Sakshi in Kolkata.

Their wedding took place in the 'Vishranti Resort' in Dehradun, which MS Dhoni's wife cherishes, while their engagement took place at the 'Hotel Competent' in Dehradun. On July 4, 2010, the couple finally married. Dhoni was 28 years old at the moment, about to turn 29.

Dhoni became a father for the first time prior to the 2015 ODI World Cup. Dhoni had previously became a father for the first time, shortly before the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. The baby was supposed to be born in March, but she arrived a month earlier.

Prior to his professional cricket career, he worked for the Indian Railways.

He worked as a TTE (train ticket examiner) in Kharagpur, one of India's busiest railway stations.

In addition to cricket, Dhoni enjoys wrestling, football, and badminton.

It is thought that Dhoni wore his hair long during his early days with Team India after being influenced by actor John Abraham.

He adores hot chocolate.

Dhoni like classic old Bollywood tunes and is a big fan of Kishore Kumar and Mukesh. Dhoni adores automobiles. His storage is stocked with vintage motorcycles as well as some superbikes.

Dhoni has the world record for taking the second-most catches as a wicketkeeper in T20Is (14). MS Dhoni is the only Asian captain to have captained his team in 200 or more One-Day Internationals (ODIs).

Neeraj Pandey wrote and directed M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports drama film. It is based on the life of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former Test, ODI, and T20I captain of the Indian national cricket team. The late Sushant Singh Rajput plays MS Dhoni in the film, which also stars Disha Patani, Kiara Advani, and Anupam Kher. The film follows Dhoni's life from a young age via a variety of life events.

MS Dhoni is a true Indian cricket legend. His contributions to the game have made India proud and solidified his place in Indian cricket history. His extraordinary abilities, leadership, and humble attitude make him an inspiration to many.

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