MS Dhoni has proved to be a leader in the true sense. He led the Indian Cricket team through some of the most prestigious tournaments coming off victorious. The biggest highlight
|Date of Birth||July 7, 1981|
|Parents||Devaki Devi, Pan Singh|
|Siblings||Jayanti Gupta, Narendra Singh Dhoni|
|Education||Jawahar Vidya Mandir Ranchi, St. Xavier's College Ranchi, Gossner College Ranchi|
|Net worth||$100 Million|
of his cricketing career has been the victory of the Indian team in ICC World Cup, 2011. With his sheer will power and amazing leadership qualities, he has put forth a team that never fails to surprise the spectators.
Early Life and Education
Mahendra Singh Dhoni aka MS Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Jharkhand on 7th July, 1981. He went to school at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir and from an early age was interested in sports. However, his inclination those days was towards Football and Badminton. He was the goalkeeper in his football team and was selected to play for district and state level tournaments. When his coach asked him to try his luck in cricket that is when he made his foray into the game.
Early Cricketing Career
Thanks to his goalkeeping skills, MS Dhoni proved to be an amazing wicketkeeper, a skill that got him a place in Commando Cricket Club which was a local cricket club. From the year 1995-1998, he played for the club until he noticed by a selector who saw him playing in the Vinoo Mankad Under-16 Championship.
He was soon selected into the Under-19 team. He worked hard to improve his wicket keeping and batting skills which soon got him a place in the Bihar Ranji team in 1999. He made his Ranji debut against Assam and scored 68 runs – a performance that brought him into the notice of Indian Cricket team selection board.
He was selected to play for the India A team that was going to participate in a tri-series tournament with Kenya and Pakistan being its competitors. In this tournament, he scored many centuries against Pakistan and scored an average of 72.4.
This performance cemented his place in the ODI team of India. Though he did not perform well in his initial matches, he 148 runs in his 5th match against Pakistan and led his team to victory, thereby earning a name of a trustworthy player.
Leader of the Team
Dhoni continues to impress the cricket fans with his stellar performances and was finally appointed the captain of the Indian Cricket ODI team in 2007 and test team in 2008. In 2009, he went on to be the highest scorer of the year by playing 24 innings and scoring 1198 runs that averaged to 70.43.
As the captain of the Indian Team he led his team to victory in 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and various other tournaments.
Important Records and Awards
MS Dhoni has set many records in his career. His first century at Faisalabad was the fastest century by an Indian wicket keeper. He also holds the record for the highest test runs scored by a wicket keeper. He also broke Brian Lara’s record by scoring 183* in the second innings of a test match.
In 2008, he was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for his outstanding performances in the cricket field.
Though he has retired from Indian test cricket, he continues to hold his forte in ODIs.