MS Dhoni : Age, Height, Career Performance, Net Worth

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MS Dhoni is a famous Indian cricketer. He was born on 7 July 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. His full name is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. His real name is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. His nicknames are Mahi and Thala. He is currently 43 years old. Height is 5.9 inches, 1.75 metres, 175 centimetres. Her weight is 75 kilograms.

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His school education was completed from DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Jharkhand. After this, he went to St. Xaviers College, Jharkhand. He is a college drop out.

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India, India A, Chennai Super Kings, Bihar, East Zone, Jharkhand, Rest of India, Rising Pune Supergiants

About Career

He was initially fond of playing football. When he was in 6th class, the school wicket keeper was asked by his parents to leave cricket. School teacher Keshav Banerjee saw Dhoni doing goalkeeping. He included Dhoni in the school team. Because of his good playing, he was in the Commando Cricket Club. After playing well at the club level, he was included in the state team for the 1997-98 Under-16 Venu Marker Trophy. Dhoni had a brilliant performance in this tournament. In the same year, while opening with Sabir Hussain in the Inter School Tournament, he made a partnership of 378 runs. Dhoni scored a double century in that innings. Dhoni was discussed in every local news and newspaper. In January 1998, Deval Sahay sent Dhoni to Central Co Ltd. I was offered a job under the sports quota. The salary was around Rs 2000 thousand. But being a match-winning player, he got Rs 200 extra. To provide some support to the family, Dhoni accepted this job. He was selected in the Bihar Under 19 team. In the year 1998-1999, he scored 176 runs in 5 matches and 7 innings of Cooch Behar Trophy. Due to average performance, he was neither selected for Under-19 East John nor MH Chidambaram Trophy. Next year, he played an important inning of 84 runs in the Cooch Behar Trophy and took Bihar to the final. But in the final, Punjab defeated Bihar badly. Dhoni scored 488 runs in 12 innings of that match. CK Naidu Selected Dhoni as under 19s East Zone. But he was able to score 97 runs in four matches. Paramjeet Singh, who used to play cricket with Dhoni in his childhood. A few days before his Ranji Trophy debut, Paramjeet Singh worked very hard and got the sponsorship of Beat All Sports. At the age of 18, he made his first class debut against Assam on 12 January 2000. His teammate Amir Hashmi also made his debut in this match. In the two innings of the debut match, Dhoni’s score was 40 and 68 runs were not out. The entire match Scored 283 runs in 10 innings of 5 matches. His average was 33.44, which included one half century. He was selected in the East Zone in Dhuri Trophy 2001. For some reason, the news of Dhoni’s selection did not reach the Bihar Association. Due to which he could not play the first match of the tournament. In the year 2001, there was a need for a wicket keeper in the South Eastern Railway cricket team. Animesh Kumar Ganguly offered Dhoni a job in Kharagpur Railway under the sports quota. In the years 2002 and 2003, he had an excellent performance for the Railways and East Zone. But he was not able to handle cricket and job simultaneously. He saw that his game play had deteriorated. He made a decision that if he had job security, he would continue playing only Ranji. Dhoni gave himself a one-year ban. In the years 2003 and 2004, Dhoni scored a lot of runs. At the same time, the BCCI organised the Talent Resource Development Wing, whose job was to find small town talent. In the year 2003, Prakash Poddar saw Dhoni batting during a match in Jamshedpur. He liked Dhoni’s betting very much. He reported to TRDW. Due to his good performance in 2003 and 2004, he was included in the India A team for the Zimbabwe and Kenya tours. Dhoni showed amazing wicket-keeping skills against Zimbabwe. He took 7 catches and 4 stumpings. In the Tri Nation series, Dhoni made the team win by scoring 70 runs while chasing the target of 223 runs against Pakistan. In the next two matches, he scored 120 and 119 runs not out. Dhoni scored 362 runs in 7 matches of the tri-series. His average score was 72.40. In which he scored two centuries and one half century. During this time, he made many cricketers attract attention. He was included in the Indian team for the 2004 and 2005 Bangladesh series. He made his ODI debut on 23 December 2004. He was run out at 0 on debut. But in his 5th ODI, he made his debut in international cricket by scoring 148 runs against Pakistan. In the 2007 T20 World Cup, when the old players said that this format was not for them, then the responsibility of captain was given to Dhoni. While leading the Young Indian team, Dhoni won the first T20 World Cup. 2011 World Cup, made India number 1 in Tests and won the 2013 Champions Trophy and IPL title for CSK four times. On 15 August 2020, he retired from all formats of international cricket. 

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Family Members

His father’s name is Paan Singh and mother’s name is Devaki Devi. His father used to work in a junior management post in MECON Company. He has an elder brother Narendra Singh Dhoni. He is a politician. He has an elder sister Jayanti. MS Dhoni married Sakshi Dhoni on 4 July 2010. Sakshi was born on 19 November 1988. She is currently 35 years old. They have a daughter, Ziva. Their daughter was born on 6 February 2015.

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pryanika jha

Priyanka Jha (died in 2002)

Lakshmi Rai

Lakshmi Rai

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Sakshi Singh Rawat


When he became the captain, he was winning every match. He won in all three formats. He maintained this position for 18 months. He has won the ODI World Cup 2011, Champions Trophy 2013 and Twenty20 World Cup 2007. 

He has scored the most number of wickets at number 7 in ODI. 

He has the highest number of 6 wickets as a captain in international cricket. 

The player Dhoni has done the most stumpings in international cricket.

As a wicket-keeper batsman, he is the player who has scored the most runs in ODI with 183 runs. 

He is the player who has won the most T20 Internationals as captain. 

He was the player who bowled the maximum number of wickets in international matches as a wicketkeeper.

He is the only captain to hit a century in ODI after coming at number seven. 

He is the first Indian wicket keeper to score 4000 in a test match. 

The Indian captain made the highlight score of 224 in the test match.

He is the third captain after Ricky Ponting 324 and Stephen Fleming 303 to captain in 300+ international matches. 

He is the only captain to captain in 50+ matches in all three formats.

He was the first Indian captain to win a Test series against New Zealand. 

He became the player with the most number of stumpings in T20 International matches in July 2018. He made this record by stumping 33 times in 91 matches.

Career Performance

Tests – 90 Match, 4876 Runs, Century-6

ODIs – 350 Match, 10773 Runs, Century-10

T20Is – 98 Match, 1617 Runs, Century-0

FC – 131 Match, 7038 Runs, Century-9

List A – 423 Match, 13353 Runs, Century-17

T20s – 391 Match, 7432 Runs, Century-0

Awards List

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2007

Padma Shri 2009

Padma Bhushan 2018

MTV Youth Icon of the Year 2006

ICC ODI Player of the Year 2008, 2009

CNN- IBN Indian of the Year in Sports 2011

ICC Award for Spirit of Cricket 2011

Net Worth

His total net worth is around Rs 1040 crore. He earns money by working in ads, sponsorship, brand ambassador and cricket.

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