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Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, Bihar (currently in Jharkhand) is an Indian cricketer and the recent skipper of the Indian national cricket squad.
At first acknowledged as a lavishly glitzy and disparaging batsman, Dhoni has come to be observed as one of the coolest heads to skipper the Indian ODI side. Beneath his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, CB sequence of 2007-08, and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2008 and 2010 in opposition to Australia 2-0 and 2011 Cricket World Cup in which India beat every prior world cup winning squad. His Test, ODI record is finest amid all the Indian captains to date. He also captained Chennai Super Kings to conquest in the topical IPL 2011 and in the Champions League. He is at present skipper of India in all three forms of the match and also led the squad to their first ever bilateral ODI sequence wins in Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Under Dhoni's captaincy India became the first squad after a gap of other than 20 Years to whitewash Australia in a Test sequence.

Dhoni also led the Indian side to the integer one point in ICC rankings in Test cricket for the first instance. Dhoni has also been the beneficent of many awards including the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009 (the initial Indian player to accomplish this feat), the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and the Padma Shri, India's fourth maximum civilian honour in 2009. Dhoni was named as head of Wisden's first-ever Dream Test XI Team in 2009 and has topped the record of world's top 10 earning cricketers assembled by Forbes. He was named as the team leader of ICC World Test and ICC ODI sides for 2009. In the last of the 2011 Cricket World Cup, he hit 91 not out of just 79 balls to direct India to triumph. For his exceptional batting in the ending, he was awarded as the man of the contest. The TIME glossy magazine added him in its "Time 100" list of 100 most significant people of 2011. According to the SportsPro magazine Dhoni is 10th most precious product in field of sports worldwide and number 1 amongst all Asian superstars. Amid captains who have led in at slightest 25 Tests, MS Dhoni has the best win-loss ratio (5.00). He is tracked by Steve Waugh (4.55) and Mike Brearley (4.50). Dhoni has at present led in five away-Test wins bringing him joint-second on the record of Indian captains with the majority wins in away Tests.

The Beginning

Dhoni penetrated the Bihar Cricket squad in the year 1998-99, and was more selected for the India-A Cricket side in the year 2004. Soon after the identical year, he made his first appearance in the National Cricket side of India.

The Charisma Begins

In his 5th One Day International (ODI) Cricket game in opposition to Pakistan, Dhoni attained 148 runs which was the largest score completed by an Indian wicketkeeper dig then. He supervised to achieve this score now off 123 balls in the game played at Vishakhapatnam on the 5th of April 2005. Later on the same year, he scored 183 not out in opposition to Sri Lanka in the Bi-lateral One Day International (ODI) sequence, outshining his own record. This game was played at Jaipur and India had to outmaneuver a huge 299 runs get set by the Sri Lankans. Dhoni got India this immense victory with his wonderful 183 runs within just 145 balls. This gain set a yet one more record for being the maximum gain made in the second innings of a One Day International (ODI) Cricket contest and at rest lies unbeaten by any other batsman. At the finish of the Series, Dhoni completed with highest sum score of 346 runs and grasped the coveted Man of the Series prize. He scored good figure of runs in a reliable method for a period of occasion, and quickly grabbed the No. 1 position in the One Day International (ODI) Cricket rankings subjected by International Cricket Council (ICC) in the day 2005-06.

The LowDown Phase

The Indian Cricket side lost its grip for the duration of the year 2006-07, as the squad lost in the DLF Cup 2006-07, and once more in the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy. Even though, Dhoni tried to sustain his proof a bit by half century in opposition to West Indies. This was a low point both for the Indian Cricket side and Dhoni, as the wicketkeeper batsman could just attain 139 runs in the 4 matches throughout the One Day International (ODI) Cricket Series in opposition to South Africa, and the Indian side lost the sequence to South Africa by 0-4.
Once more, in the 2007 Cricket World Cup, India badly lost to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka and was exiled from the competition. In cooperation the matches, Dhoni lost at duck (0 runs), and gained a total of 29 runs in the whole contest.

The Fighter Bounces Back

But he soon appeared as a winner once more after the World Cup outlandish, and scored 91 runs not in opposition to Bangladesh in a sequence later and 174 runs in 3 matches all through the Afro-Asia Cup with an standard of 87.00 runs.

Finally The Leader

He was named the Vice leader of the Indian One Day International (ODI) Cricket side all through a Series in opposition to South Africa in Ireland, and the skipper of the squad in the Twenty-20 Cricket World Cup played in September 2007.

On 24th of September 2007, Dhoni got India its second World Cup success in the awe-inspiring finals in opposition to Pakistan, and equaled the unusual feat of leading India to a World Cup Cricket Trophy accomplished by KapilDev in the time 1983.

Latest Achievements

Beneath the bright Captainship of Dhoni, the Indian One Day International (ODI) Cricket side sustained to preserve its record of triumph. First of all, the squad overwhelmed Australia successively in 2 last matches of the Commonwealth Bank sequence played in March 2008. The string was played among India, Australia and Sri Lanka. In the initial ending, Australia got 239 at the loss of 8 wickets in 50 overs. India recoiled rear with 242 runs in just 45.5 overs at the defeat of 4 wickets. Sachin Tendulkar was the maximum scorer with 117 Not Out, whereas Dhoni scored 15 Not Out. In the subsequent final, India gained 258 runs at the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs with Sachin yet again being the largest provider with 91 runs. Dhoni achieved 36 Not Out in the innings. The Australian side stopped out at 249 runs with 2 balls lingering, and India became the conqueror of the championship.

Subsequent to this, in the India trip to Sri Lanka in Jan-Feb 2009, India basically washed out Sri Lanka with 4-1 win in the ODIs whereas they also packed up Sri Lanka in the single Twenty-20 match played among the two countries. In this sequence, Dhoni was the highest scorer in the 4th ODI played on 5th of Feb 2009. He attained 94 runs out of 96 balls in the game.

Followed by another time in the India Tour of New Zealand in the year 2008-09, India played Test, ODI and Twenty-20 succession in opposition to New Zealand. In the Test sequence, India won 1 game out of the 3 matches while 2 was drained, making India the champ of the chain. Dhoni attained a total of 155 runs in the run with his utmost score of 56 not out. Whereas in the ODI Series, India overwhelmed New Zealand by 3-1, as 1 game out of the 5 games went devoid of any effect. In this sequence, Dhoni gained 184 entire runs with maximum of 84 not out. In the same way, India won both the Twenty-20 games of the Twenty-20 Matches sequence, and Dhoni attained a total of 30 runs with maximum score of 28 not out in the Twenty-20 contests.

Tendulkar more enhanced his development for the period of the 1991-1992 visits of Australia that integrated an unbeaten 148 in Sydney and a century on a fast, bouncing field at Perth. Merv Hughes observed to Allan Border at the instant that "This little prick's going to get further runs than you, AB."

Personal life

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar (at present in Jharkhand) in a Rajput family unit to Pan Singh and Devaki Devi. His warm village Lvali is in the Lamgarha obstruct of the Almora District of Uttarakhand. Dhoni's parents, stimulated from Uttarakhand to Ranchi where Pan Singh worked in subordinate management positions in MECON. Dhoni has a sister Jayanti and a brother Narendra. Dhoni had long hair which he has at this instant shortened; he incises it because he required looking like his favourite film star John Abraham (actor). He likes bikes. A Hummer to adjoin to the four cars and 23 rapid motorcycles previously parked in his garage in Ranchi. He sanctions 15 brands from clothes to cold Drinks. He is also one of the maximum income tax payers in last year .Dhoni is a admirer of Adam Gilchrist, and his childhood deities were cricket colleague Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Dhoni studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, (at the present the school is known as JVM, Shyamli, Ranchi) Ranchi, Jharkhand where he originally outshined in badminton and football and was preferred at district and club level in these sports. Dhoni was a custodian for his football squad and was sent to play cricket for a limited cricket club by his football tutor. Although he had not played cricket, Dhoni overwhelmed with his wicket-keeping expertise's and became the normal wicketkeeper at the Commando cricket club (1995-1998). Based on his concerts at club cricket, he was selected for the 1997/98 period Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship and he executed well. Dhoni payee attention on cricket after his 10th standard.

Dhoni married Sakshi (n�e Rawat) on July 04, 2010. Sakshi Dhoni, a resident of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. At the occasion of their marriage, she was studying Hotel Management and was functioning as a trainee at the Taj Bengal, Kolkata. Mutually, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi Rawat were school time friends and had studied together at DAV School, Shamily in Ranchi and their families also have very superior family member. Father of Dhoni worked with Sakshi's father in MECON, Ranchi. After the sequestration of Sakshi's father, their family budged to their native place, Dehradun.

The wedding stumped the media and the followers as it took place only a day after the pair got engaged. Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu, a close pal of Dhoni, was rapid to update the media that the wedding was designed for months and was not a incite of the instant decision.

World Cup

Beneath Dhoni's captaincy, India won the 2011 Cricket World Cup in opposition to Sri Lanka. In the last, chasing 275 under intense force, Dhoni endorsed himself up the batting order, upcoming before Yuvraj Singh. When he came to bat, the condition was very challenging, with India needing further than six runs for each over and three top order batsmen by now sacked. He started building a superior organization with his ex- India 'A' teammate Gautam Gambhir and ran fast singles and twos. Owed to good stroke play and vigorous running among wickets, they kept up with the essential run rate. Dhoni was on 60 off 60 balls, but afterward hastened with a superior gush of boundaries, ending with 91 not out off 79 balls. Befitting the circumstance, he finished the game with a vast six over long-on off bowler Nuwan Kulasekara.

Afterward he admitted in the post match presentation that he came up the order so as to counter the Muralitharan spin hazard as he was very well-known with Murali's bowling, being his coworker in the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings. He had come after the dismissal of Virat Kohli, also a right-handed batsman. By associating with the left-handed Gambhir, he guaranteed a right-left combination at the groove that makes it complex for bowlers to resolve into a rhythm. Yuvraj is left-handed, and would not have formed this amalgamation with Gambhir.

All the way through this victory, India became only the third squad after West Indies and Australia to have won the World Cup more than once. Over the path of their world cup crusade, they overwhelmed every prior world champion.


MS Dhoni marked with Kolkata-based celebrity administration company Gameplan Sports in April 2005. At present Dhoni has 20 supports, only Shahrukh Khan has extra (21). In 2007 Dhoni had 17 supports. In July 2010, Dhoni tied up with Rhiti Sports Management and Mindscapes and has been sweared a minimum guarantee of Rs 210 crore over the next three years.

The following is the record of endorsements signed by Dhoni.
• 2005: PepsiCo, Reebok, Exide, TVS Motors.
• 2006: Mysore Sandal Soap, Videocon, Reliance Communications, Reliance Energy, Orient PSPO Fan, Bharat Petroleum, Titan Sonata, Brylcream, NDTV, GE Money.
• 2007: Siyaram.
• 2008: Fashion at Big Bazaar, Maha Choco, Boost (health food), Dainik Bhaskar
• 2009: Dabur Honey, Kolkata Fashion Week. Aircel communications, Nova Scottia Premium shirts.
• 2010: Amrapali

Batting and fielding averages

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 61 95 10 3242 148 38.14 5433 59.67 4 23 356 55 173 25
ODIs 195 174 47 6422 183* 50.56 7270 88.33 7 42 498 129 184 61
T20Is 27 26 8 459 46 25.50 412 111.40 0 0 27 13 11 4
First-class 102 161 13 5404 148 36.51 7 37 281 44
List A 252 227 58 8425 183* 49.85 13 53 254 76
Twenty20 101 91 29 2144 73* 34.58 1633 131.29 0 9 160 78 40 27

Bowling averages

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 61 5 78 58 0 - - - 4.46 - 0 0 0
ODIs 195 1 12 14 1 1/14 1/14 14.00 7.00 12.0 0 0 0
T20Is 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 102 108 78 0 - - - 4.33 - 0 0 0
List A 252 - 39 36 2 1/14 1/14 18.00 5.53 19.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 101 - - - - - - - - - - - -