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10 Mind-Blowing Facts about India”s skipper MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been hugely influential in India’s success since last decade. A rare cricketing success for someone not coming from a major hub. Here we look at some of the interesting facts about the most successful captain of India.

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MS Dhoni is the only captain in the world to score a century batting at no.7 in ODIs.

  1. This Wicket-Keeper batsman made his debut in the year 2004 against Bangladesh and was run-out on the first ball.

 

  1. MS Dhoni played football in his early career and was the Goalkeeper for his school’s football team. He also excelled in Badminton. Represented his district in these sports.

 

  1. A biographical movie on the life of Mahi is set to be released on Sep 2016. The title of the film is MS Dhoni: The untold story. Sushant Singh Rajput is playing the role of MS.

 

 

  1. MSD was employed as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur Railway Station from 2001 to 2003. Dhoni’s friend Santosh Lal taught him the Helicopter shot.

 

  1. MS Dhoni is the only captain in the world to score a century batting at no.7 in ODIs. He did it against the arch rivals Pakistan in December 2012 when India were struggling with 5 wickets down in 10 overs.

 

  1. Sakshi was working at Taj Hotel and Dhoni saw her during a stay at the hotel and then tried contacting her. She did not pick up his call for 10 times and finally when she realized that he is not backing, she met him and rest is history. Sakshi Dhoni carries electric cookers along everytime she accompanies her husband on cricket tours.

 

  1. MS Dhoni loves fast bikes. He has 23 of them, and counting. Few years back he posted a picture of his bike’s engine which was dirty and after 4 hours posted the picture of same engine which was cleaned. He owns an Indian racing team and he still has his first bike.

 

  1. According to Forbes, Dhoni’s net worth is $30 million, which exceeds Sachin Tendulkar’s net worth. In 2012 SportsPro rated Dhoni as the sixteenth most marketable athlete in the world.

 

  1. Dhoni is the only player to win ICC ODI player of the year twice. He was always in the Top 10 ODI batsmen from the year 2005 to 2015.It was for the first time after 10 years that he failed to grab a spot in the Top 10.

 

 

  1. He was conferred with the honorary rank of Lt Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army in November 2011. Dhoni has always shown interest in Army and would like to play some role in it in the future.

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