Happy Birthday- MS Dhoni untold story and facts of life
Today former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will celebrate his 40th birthday. Born on 7th July, 1981, Dhoni made many records in his career of 15 years. Former right-handed batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni established many records under his captaincy. He said goodbye to international cricket on 15 August 2020. Although he is still seen captaining Chennai Super Kings in the IPL.
MS Dhoni Career
Ranchi’s boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won all three major ICC tournaments, T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and Champions Trophy under his captaincy. He is the only captain in the world to achieve this feat. Famous for his calm nature on the field, Dhoni played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20 Internationals for India. He scored 4,876 runs in Tests and 10,773 runs in ODIs. Mahi has 1,617 runs in his name in T20. Mahendra Singh Dhoni holds the record for most stumpings in international cricket. He has a total of 195 stumpings in 538 international matches. Sri Lankan legend Kumar Sangakkara is at number two in this list. Sangakkara has 139 while former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper Romesh Kaluvitarna has 101 stumpings. Dhoni’s name holds the record for playing the biggest innings as a wicket-keeper in one-day international cricket.
MS Dhoni Facts
He scored an unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka in Jaipur in the year 2005. During this Dhoni hit 15 fours and 5 sixes. He hit 15 fours and 5 sixes in 145 balls. These scores were made by Dhoni while chasing the target of 299 runs. Till date, Dhoni’s personal score of highest runs as a wicketkeeper in ODIs remains intact. The World Cup was being held in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, including India. India won the title for the second time after defeating Sri Lanka in the final here. Dhoni is the second Indian captain, after Kapil Dev, to win the world champion title.
MS Dhoni is fond of bike
Dhoni has a farm house in Ranchi which has a separate garage for a motorcycle. There are loads of bikes in it. This passion of Mahi is from the time of college. At that time he used to have an ambassador. But at this time Mahi has many luxury bikes. In his spare time, Dhoni is seen running on the streets of Ranchi with his bikes. Dhoni’s trade mark is the helicopter shot. He has played this shot many times at the international level and sent the ball across the boundary. Mahi is still seen hitting this shot in the IPL. He learned this shot from former Jharkhand cricketer and friend Santosh Lal. Dhoni holds the record for hitting most sixes as a captain in international cricket. Dhoni has played the most international matches as a captain.
MS Dhoni first love
Dhoni is the first wicketkeeper in India to score more than 4000 runs in Test cricket as well as take more than 200 wickets behind the wicket. Mahi’s first love was football. Dhoni’s interest has also been in badminton. He has enjoyed football and badminton at district and club level.
MS Dhoni Achievement
Dhoni has been given the honorary honor of Lieutenant Colonel by the Army. Mahi is the second cricketer after legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev to receive this honour. The Indian Territorial Army honored Dhoni with the title of Lieutenant Colonel in the year 2011.