Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer, who is the captain of the Indian cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. He also holds the post of Vice-President ...Associated to charities Akshaya Patra Foundation
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer, who is the captain of the Indian cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper. He also holds the post of Vice-President of India Cements Ltd. After resigning from Air India, he is the owner of IPL team Chennai Super Kings and he has been its captain since the first edition of IPL.
Indian skipper MS Dhoni was born on 7 July 1981 in Ranchi, Bihar, India in a Rajput family. His parents moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi. He has studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand where he initially excelled in badminton and football and was selected at district and club level for these sports.
Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football team and was sent to play cricket for a local cricket club by his football coach. Though he had not played cricket, Dhoni impressed with his wicket-keeping skills and became the regular wicketkeeper at the Commando cricket club. He focused on cricket after his 10th standard.
Dhoni was a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station from 2001 to 2003, under South Eastern Railway in Midnapore (W), a district in West Bengal. MS Dhoni made his One Day International (ODI) debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh and played his first Test a year later against Sri Lanka. He has emerged as one of the India's most successful captain this cricket crazy country has seen. The captain cool has made the team to win the World Cup and many matches under his captaincy.
He lead Team India to No. 1 in the ICC Test Rankings. Dhoni was contracted by the Chennai Super Kings for 1.5 Million USD. This made him the most expensive player in the IPL for the first season auctions.
He is the present captain of the Chennai Super Kings Team. Under his captaincy, Chennai Super Kings has won two Indian Premier League titles and the 2010 Champions League Twenty20. Ms Dhoni and Sakshi Dhoni got married on 4 July 2010. She is a native of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. They are school friends and their parents are also family friends.