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NameMahendra Singh Dhoni (Mahendra Singh Dhoni)
NicknameMahi, Captain Cool
Date of Birth07 July 1981
Birth PlaceRanchi, Jharkhand
Monther & Father NameDevaki devi / Pan Singh
Achievement2007 - First Indian batsman to hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket
Profession / Countrymale / Player / India

Mahendra Singh Dhoni - First Indian batsman to hit 200 sixes in ODI cricket (2007)

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a successful Indian cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team. He is named among the most successful captains of India. Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the most successful captain of India after winning 22 Tests, surpassing Sourav Ganguly. He has also been India's most successful captain in ODIs. Dhoni is also the captain of the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Under his captaincy, Chennai Super Kings have also won the IPL title three times. Dhoni has scored 4876 runs in 90 Tests representing the Indian team, 9967 runs in 318 ODIs played till July 2018 and more than 1400 runs in 92 T20 Internationals while Dhoni has 256 in Test cricket. Catch and 58 stumps are recorded. At the same time, in ODIs (till July 2018) he has 297 catches and 107 stumps. In T20 (till July 2018) he has 49 catches and 33 stumps.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on 7 July 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand into a middle class Rajput family. His father's name is Pan Singh and mother's name is Mrs. Devaki Devi. His father Mr. Pan Singh worked in the junior management section of Mecon Company. His father and his family got a government residence in Ranchi. Dhoni's mother Smt. Devaki Devi was an ordinary housewife. Dhoni also has a sister named Jayanthi and a brother named Narendra. Dhoni's elder brother Narendra Singh is employed in politics and his sister Jayanthi Gupta is a teacher.
Dhoni studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand, where he initially excelled in badminton and football and was selected at the district and club level in these sports. Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football team and was sent by his football coach to play cricket for a local cricket club. Dhoni focused on cricket after his 10th grade.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was first selected to play for the Central Coal Fields Limited (CCL) team by Deval Sahay in 1998. When he used to study in class 12th. When Dhoni used to banana cricket in his school life, Deval Sahay used to pay him 50 rupees for every six he hit in cricket matches. Deval Sahay was the Vice President of the Bihar Cricket Association and Ranchi District Cricket President at the time, due to which Dhoni was instrumental in advancing Dhoni on the big stage of the Ranji team at that time, for the 1998-99 season, Dhoni got Bihar Under-19. He was included in the team, in which he scored 176 runs in 5 matches (7 innings). The Bihar Under-19 cricket team reached the final of the Cooch Behar Trophy in the year 1999-2000, where Dhoni scored 84 runs to reach Bihar's total score of 357. Dhoni scored his first first-class century for Bengal against Bengal in the 2000/01 season, yet Dhoni used to play in the junior cricket team of Bihar, in the 2002–03 season, Dhoni's performance included three half-centuries in the Ranji Trophy and The Deodhar Trophy featured a half-century as he began to gain recognition for his lower-order contributions as well as his tough batting style.

In the final of the Duleep Trophy, Dhoni was selected from international cricketer Deep Dasgupta to represent the eastern region, discovering his talent through the small-town talent-discovery initiative TRDW of BCCI. Dhoni was discovered by Bengal captain TRDO Prakash Poddar in the 1960s, when he saw Dhoni playing for Jharkhand in a match in Jamshedpur in 2003, when he sent a report to the National Cricket Academy. And the very next year in 2004, he was selected to play for the Indian cricket team, where he started his ODI career by playing against Bangladesh in Chittagong. Meanwhile, Dhoni did well in the series between the three countries (Kenya A, India A and Pakistan A) and with the help of his half century in the match played against Pakistan A team, Dhoni won the match to the Indian team. Dhoni got the opportunity to play the first International One Day Match (ODI) by the Indian team in the year 2004 and played against Bangladesh team. But he was dismissed for 0, despite this, he was selected in the next ODI match played with Pakistan. In which he scored a total of 148 runs in his name. The following year in 2005, Dhoni got an opportunity to play the first Test match of his career for the Indian cricket team, which he played against Sri Lanka. In 2006, he made his first Test century while playing against Pakistan.

Dhoni played his first T20 match against South Africa and Dhoni's performance in his first T20 match was very disappointing. Because in this match, Dhoni faced only two balls and was dismissed for zero. Although Team India won this match. In the first season of IPL, Dhoni was bought by Chennai Super Kings for US $ 5 million (10 crores). And this price was the highest. Under his captaincy, this team had won two seasons of this league. Apart from this, he also made his team win in the 2010 Twenty20 Champions League. After a two-year ban on Chennai Super Kings, they were bought by the second IPL team, Rising Pune Supergiant, for around US $ 1.9 million (about 12 kora). After which Dhoni played matches for this team. In 2018, the ban on Chennai Super Kings was over and this season, this team again added Dhoni to their team and Dhoni is currently leading this team. Before Dhoni became the captain, the responsibility of the Indian team was with Rahul Dravid and when Rahul Dravid left his post. So Dhoni was chosen as India's next captain. It is said that Rahul Dravid and Sachin had talked to BCCI (BCCI) about giving Dhoni captaincy to the Indian team. After which BCI made Dhoni the captain of Indian team in 2007.

After becoming the captain of India, he led the Indian team in the ICC World Twenty20 held in South Africa in September 2007 and won the tournament. After winning the World Twenty20 Cup, Dhoni was also given the captaincy for the One Day Match and Test match and Dhoni had fulfilled this responsibility given to him very well. It was under Dhoni's captaincy that India was able to achieve first place in the ICC Test rankings in the year 2009 and Dhoni has made many records as a captain. Dhoni has led India in two World Cups and under his captaincy, India won the World Cup in 2011. Whereas in the 2015 World Cup, India was successful in reaching the semi-finals.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was elected ICC World ODI XI (ICC World ODI XI) for the years 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (Captain in 2009, 2011-2014). A film based on Dhoni's life was made, from his childhood until the 2011 Cricket World Cup, titled M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, with Sushant Singh Rajput in the role of Titanic. Another web series focused on his life and aired on Hotstar on 20 March 2019 with Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, titled The Loire of the Roar.
YearAwards/HonorsAwarding Country or Institution
2018Padma Bhushan (India's third largest civilian award)Indian government
2009Padma Shri (India's fourth largest civilian award)Indian government
2007Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (India's highest honor for sports achievement)Indian government
2008ICC ODI Player of the YearInternational Cricket Council (ICC)
2009ICC ODI Player of the YearInternational Cricket Council (ICC)
2011Castrol Indian Cricketer of the YearIndian cricket tim
2006Mtv youth icon of the yearMTV India
2013LG People's Choice AwardInternational Cricket Council (ICC)
2011CNN - News 18 of the YearNews channel