MS Dhoni, also known as Mahendra Singh Dhoni. He was born on 7th July 1981 at Ranchi. The guy from a lesser-known state has made Jharkhand popular among the Indians. Since childhood, his interest was in playing football, he used to be the goalkeeper in his school team. However, his school sports teacher convinced Mahi to try his luck in cricket, and the rest is history now. Every guy who is fond of watching cricket would be a fan of this legendary player. If you are one among his fans, then you must know that he also worked as a TTE at the Kharagpur station.
MS Dhoni made his international debut against Bangladesh on 23 December 2004. Unfortunately, in his first game, he got out without troubling the scoreboard. This could have been the worst beginning of his cricket career, but later he managed to score runs for the Indian team and became an important member of the team.
Breakthrough in Life and Captaincy
He debuted in the ODI career in the series against Bangladesh on 2004/05, but it was not the start that MS Dhoni wanted. Despite scoring low scores, he was picked in the squad for the series against Pakistan. In the second match of that series, which was his 5th ODI match, he scored a mammoth 148 runs in 123 deliveries at Visakhapatnam. It was the turning point of his cricketing career, and from there he never looked back. By looking at his batting skill, Sourav Ganguly has promoted his batting order to no. 3. He never disappointed him, as he scored his highest ODI score of 183 runs against Sri Lanka batting at that position. He also became the Man of the Series for scoring the highest total runs (346) in that series.
Later on, he became the captain of the Indian team and brought a new revolution in Indian cricket. He has won every ICC trophy as a captain, and the only captain in the world to achieve this feat. Not only this, but he also made the Indian team as the no. 1 test team in the world.
- Padma Bhushan
- Padma Shri
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
- ICC ODI Player of the Year
- Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year
- ICC World ODI XI
- ICC World Test XI
- LG People’s Choice Award
- CNN-News 18 Indian of the Year
- MTV Youth Icon of the Year
- Most Successful Indian Test Captain (27 Wins)
- Fastest Test Century as an Indian Wicket Keeper
- Most Successful Indian Wicket Keeper (294 Dismissals)
- The Only Captain in the World to Win All ICC Trophy
- First Indian to Hit 200 ODI Sixes