MS Dhoni’s age, height and life history

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MS Dhoni
Dhoni

MS Dhoni is a famous cricketer from India. He has been successful in cricket through many struggles in his life. He excelled in all sports since childhood. His surname is Mahi. He is called Captain Cool. His life history is as follows…

 Age and height

   MS Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi, Bihar(now Jharkhand) India. His height is 1.78 meters. 

 Parents 

MS Dhoni's father and mother
Ms dhoni’s father and mother

His father’s name is Pan Singh Dhoni. Pan Singh Dhoni’s original residence was in Uttarakhand. From there he moved to Ranchi and worked as a junior management at MECON. Mother is Devaki Devi.

  He has a sister Jayant and a brother Narendra Singh Dhoni. 

  Childhood life

    He attended Vidya Mandir School in DAV Jawahar Ranchi Jharkhand as a child. And he excelled in all sports like badminton, football, and cricket. As a child, he played as a goalkeeper for his football team. Coach Keshav Ranjan Banerjee saw his goalkeeping skills and invited him to become a wicketkeeper in cricket. MS Dhoni showed good wicketkeeping skills in the trials. MS Dhoni then began training as a wicketkeeper-batsman under coach Keshav Ranjan Banerjee. And cricket became his target.

Under-16

      He showed good wicketkeeping skills for Commando Cricket Club in 1995. and got a chance to play in the Vinu Mankad Trophy U-16 Championship Tournament. He performed well there too. He was selected for the Central Cool Fields Limited (CCL) team in 1998. And performed well in the school cricket team.

Under-19

He was selected for the senior Bihar Ranji team in 1999 at the age of 18. And later he was selected for CK Nayudu trophy under-19 zone. 

TTE life

In 2001, Due to his good performance in cricket, he got the job of TTE from the sports department at Kharagpur Railway Station in West Bengal. But there was no desire to do the TTE job. According to his father, he worked and practiced at a Kharagpur club. But he had no interest in his job His target was cricket. So he left his job, went home, and started playing cricket again. 

 Struggling life

       Ranji Trophy and Deodhar Trophy got the chance to play for the Jharkhand team in 2002. After the Duleep Trophy final match International cricketer Deep Dasgupta and Prakash Poddar(captain of Bengal in 1960) sent a report to the national cricket academy. Then he selected the India A team for Zimbabwe & Kenya Ture. For Harare Sporting Club, DHoni made 7 catches and 3 stamping against Zimbabwe. He performed well in Three national tournaments (Kenya, India A, and Pakistan). Seeing this performance, the Captain and Coach of the Indian National Team Robi Shastri Selected him for the Bangladesh tour.

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The cricket career of Ms Dhoni

        In 2004, He was run out for zero runs in the first ODI match of the Bangladesh tour. He was caught out in the second match and did not perform well on the tour of Bangladesh. He scored only 19 runs in three matches. He thought that his name might not be on the India team for the next match. But captain Sourav Ganguly took him on a tour of Pakistan. He was out for three runs in the fast match. His scores are 0,12, 7, and three in four matches. From the results of four matches, he was no longer eligible to be in the playing eleven. But captain Sourav Ganguly played him as an upper-order batsman in the second match. In the second match, he scored 148 off 123 balls against Pakistan. And recorded the highest score as an Indian wicketkeeper. His cricket career started from there.

  In June 2007, He was recognized as the virus captain and In September 2007, he got captaincy rights.

Cricket records

       Dhoni has made many records in his cricket life. He showed a lot of skill in the Test, ODI, and T20. He has many records even as captain. 

 Test cricket

Session

2005-2014

Matches

90

Innings

144

Not out

16

Runs

4876

Highest score

224

Average 

38.09

Strike rate

59.11

100s

6

50s

33

0s

10

4s

544

6s

78

 

 ODI Cricket

Session

2004-2019

Matches

350

Innings

297

Not out

84

Runs

10773

Highest score

183

Average 

50.57

Strike rate

87.56

100s

10

50s

73

0s

10

4s

826

6s

229

 

T20I Cricket

Session

2006-2019

Matches

98

Innings

85

Not out

42

Runs

1617

Highest score

56

Average 

37.60

Strike rate

126.13

100s

0

50s

2

0s

1

4s

116

6s

52

 

Captainship records

Under his captainship, India got all ICC trophy

  1. World T20 2007
  2. Asia Cup 2010
  3. World Cup 2011
  4. Champions Trophy 2013
  5. Tri-Nation Series 2013 
  6. Asia cup-2016
  7. In 2009, under Dhoni’s captaincy, India topped the ICC Test Cricket rankings for the first time. 
  8. Dhoni scored 224 against Australia. This is the highest score by a wicket-keeper–captain and the third-highest score by an Indian Captain. 
  9. He holds the record of playing most International matches as a Captain-332.
  10. MS Dhoni became the first captain to win an ODI series final against Australia in Australia during 2008.
  11. MS Dhoni is the only Indian captain to start his Test career with 4 wins in his first 4 Test matches as captain in 2008.
  12. In its 40-year history, MS Dhoni became the first Indian captain to win a Test series against New Zealand in New Zealand during 2009.
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  13.  India won the ICC Test Championship race during the year 2010 and 2011 under Dhoni’s captaincy.  

IPL Career

     MS Dhoni is the best captain in the history of the Indian Premier League. After winning the 2007 T20 World Cup, MS Dhoni became the captain of CSK in 2008. Under his leadership, Chennai Super Kings have won 4 times and reached the playoffs 11 times. Chennai Super Kings won 121 times and lost 82 times in 204 matches under Dhoni’s captaincy. The overall win percentage is 59.60%, which is the highest winning captain in Indian Premier League history.

Matches

220

Runs

4746

Average

39.55

Strike rate

135.83

The 50s

23

Fours

325

Six

219

100s

0

 

Personal life 

     In 2004, he met Priyanka Jha on a flight back from a visit to Bangladesh. Priyanka Jha was a great fan of Sachin Tendulkar. So he requested Dhoni for Sachin Tendulkar’s autograph. Priyanka did not know Dhoni. From there they talk and fall in love with each other. Priyanka died in a road accident that year. 

Dhoni’s wife

  

MS Dhoni's wife
Sakshi

Dhoni later met Sakshi Singh Rawat at a hotel. And July 4, Dhoni married Sakshi Singh Rawat.

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