Cool Facts About Mahendra Singh Dhoni

A year ago, Mahendra Sing Dhoni had announced his retirement from the Indian cricket team in an Instagram post. It shocked cricket fans around the world.

Dhoni said, “Thanks for all your support and love throughout.” “From 1929 hours, consider me retired,” Dhoni wrote. The message was accompanied by a touching montage of Dhoni’s most memorable moments on the cricket field. This marked the end of his 16-year-long career as the Indian cricket captain. Friends and fans, including Ranveer Sing, Preity Zinta, and Dia Mirza, immediately sent messages of love and gratitude.

Fun Facts About MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni, a cricketer, born on November 1, 2011, became the second player to be gifted an honorary title by The Indian Territorial Army.

MS Dhoni worked for Indian Railways before he started playing professional cricket. You may have seen MS Dhoni: The Untold History. Like many other celebrities people who come from diverse backgrounds, Dhoni had an unorthodox career before he entered the cricket world. He worked at the Kharagpur Railway Station, South Eastern Railway in Midnapore as a Train Ticket Examiner.

In 2003, he was found out at a talent-spotting event. As part of the BCCI’s small town talent-spotting initiative, he received his big break in 2003 at Jamshedpur’s cricket match.

Not A Cricketer?

Dhoni tried out badminton and football, but cricket wasn’t his first love. The athlete was a goalkeeper at his school’s football team before he started full-time cricket. He also tried his hand in badminton.

Dhoni is the only person who was awarded the ICC ODI Player of the year award twice.

MS Dhoni has a long list of career highlights. He is the only player to have won the International Cricket Council’s (ICC’s) ODI Player-of-the-Year award twice in 2008 and 2009.

Crazy For Bikes

This sportsman owns a collection of bikes that rivals the best in India.

MS Dhoni bought his first bike for Rs 4500. He is now the owner of a multicrore garage that houses everything from vintage items to highly-loved new models.

He even co-owns a motorcycle race team with Akkineni Nagarjuna, a Telugu film star.

The Mahi Racing group, also known as the Mahi Racing Team, is the first country’s World Superbike team.

The Love Of His Life

MS Dhoni met Sakshi Dhoni in Kolkata during a match against Pakistan. Sakshi was immediately attracted to him, and he was the first to text his future wife.

Ziva Dhoni, his daughter, is a social media superstar in her own right. She is also known by the Hebrew name ‘Ziv.’ Her name has three meanings, radiance, brilliance or light of God.

The cricketer also holds the title of Lieutenant Colonel.

Signature Shot

honi didn’t invent the signature shot that everyone loves. MS Dhoni was taught his trademark helicopter shot by Santosh Lal, his childhood friend and ex-Jharkhand teammate. This fact is revealed in MS Dhoni: The Untold Stories.

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