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M S Dhoni Biography and 5 Biggest Controversies

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, commonly known as M S Dhoni, captain coll is an Indian cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from the year 2007 to 2016 inTest cricket from the year 2008 to 2014. 

He is the most successful captain in Indian history. He is the only captain in the history who won all International Cricket Council (ICC) trophies.

What’s in it for you?

  1. Life story of M. S. Dhoni
  2. Physical stats
  3. cricket 
  4. Records
  5. Achievements, awards, honors 
  6. Personal information
  7. Family & Relationship
  8. Car collection
  9. Bike collection
  10. Biggest Controversies
  11. Conclusion
  12. Frequently asked question

Life story M. S. Dhoni

M S Dhoni Biography

Dhoni was born on 7 July 1981 at Rach Bihar which is now in Jharkhand state. His Father’s name is Pam Singh and his mother’s name is Devki. He has a sister Jayanti and a brother Narendra. 

Mahendra Singh Dhoni did his basic schooling from DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir shamli Ranchi. Now he is famous for cricket but in his childhood, he was fond of badminton and football. Then, on the advice of his football coach, he joined the cricket team. 

Due to good performance as a wicketkeeper in cricket, he became a regular wicket-keeper in commando cricket club and due to good performance in the cricket club, he was selected for Vinoo Mankad Trophy in 1997-1998 where he performed very well.

Dhoni applied for Railway TTE where he qualified for the exam. After that, he worked as a TTE in the South Railway of Kharagpur Railway Station. While working as TTE he stayed part of Ranji Trophy.

In 2003 he was selected in Class A team of Indian Cricket Team for a tri-series where he scored 362 runs in 7 matches. After this performance, Saurav Ganguly was very impressed with him and he was selected on the 2004-2005 tour of Bangladesh.

In 2007 Dhoni became captain of the Indian International Team. 2007 India won the first T20 world cup and then in 2011 India grab a One-day international trophy. In 2008 he was awarded ICC one-day player of the year and also awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award.

On 30 December 2014 he announced his retirement from test cricket and then on 4 January 2014 he left captaincy from one-day and T20 cricket but he will continue to play as a batsman and a wicketkeeper. 

Also read Virat Kohli biography

Basic information 

Full NameMahendra Singh Dhoni
Nickname   MS, Mahi, Captain Cool
ProfessionCricketer (Batsman, Wicket-keeper)

Physical stats

m.s dhoni playing cricket
Height5 ft 9 inch (175 cm)
Weight75 kg (165 lbs)
Chest42 inch
Waist32 inch
Biceps14 inch
Eye colorDark brown
Hair colorBlack


International Debut

ODI In 2004 against Bangladesh at Chittagong
TestIn 2005 against Sri Lanka at Chennai
T20 In 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg
Jersey Number#7 India
#7 IPL (Chennai super king)
Coach/MentorKeshav Banerjee and Chanchal Bhattacharya
Batting StyleRight-Handed
Favorite ShotsHelicopter shot or Paddle Sweep


Mahendra Singh Dhoni with bat
  • Under the ms dhoni captaincy, The Indian team won major tournaments in all 3 formats: The No.1 Test match ranking for 18 months (2009-2011), The ODI (One Day International) World Cup in 2011, Champions Trophy in 2013 and the Twenty20 World Cup in 2007.
  • Most centuries at the position of No.7 in ODIs(One Day International)
  • Most 6s in International Cricket matches as a captain.
  • Highest score by a wicket-keeper batsman in ODIs (183 runs).
  • Most number of stumpings in International Cricket matches.
  • M S dhoni Won most T20 International matches as a captain.
  • Most times bowled in International Cricket matches while playing a match as a wicket-keeper.
  • Only skipper to score an ODI (One Day International) century while batting at No.7
  • First Indian wicket-keeper batsman to score 4,000 runs in test matches.
  • Highlight score by an Indian captain in Tests matches (224 runs).
  • 3rd skipper ever to have captained in 300+ International matches.
  • ms dhoni  The only skipper to have captained 50+ matches in all 3 formats.
  • ms dhoni is the  First Indian captain to win a Test series in New Zealand.
  • In 2018, he made the record of maximum stumpings in Twenty20 Internationals

Awards, Honours, Achievements

Mahendra Singh Dhoni holding award
  • 2007 Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 
  • 2009 Padma Shri 
  • 2018 Padma Bhushan 
  • 2006 MTV Youth Icon of the Year 
  • 2008,2009 ICC ODI (One Day International) Player of the Year 
  • 2011 CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in Sports 
  • 2011 ICC Award for Spirit of Cricket

source starsunfolded.com

Personal information

Date of Birth  7 July 1981
Age  39 Years(as in 2020)
Birthplace  Ranchi, Jharkhand, (Then in Bihar) India
Zodiac sign     Cancer
Nationality    Indian
Hometown    Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
Food Habit  Non-Vegetarian
Address  Harmu Housing Colony, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
HobbiesPlaying Football and Tennis, Swimming

Educational Qualifications

Educational QualificationsCollege Dropout
SchoolDAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
CollegeSt. Xaviers College, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India (Dropout) 

Family & Relationship

Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his family
Father  Pan Singh 
Mother    Devki Devi
Brother     Narendra Singh Dhoni
Sister     Jayanti Gupta 
Marital Status    Married
Marriage Date    4 July 2010
Wife     Sakshi Dhoni
Daughter  Ziva

Cars Collection

Dhoni with his car
  • Open Mahindra Scorpio
  • Maruti SX4
  • Hummer H2
  • Toyota Corolla
  • Land Rover Freelander
  • GMC Sierra 
  • Mitsubishi Pajero SFX
  • Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Porsche 911 
  • Audi Q7 SUV 
  • Ferrari 599 
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee

Bikes Collection

dhoni with bike
  • Kawasaki Ninja H2 
  • Confederate Hellcat 
  • BSA 
  • Suzuki Hayabusa 
  • Norton Vintage 
  • Hero Karizma ZMR 
  • Yamaha Rxz 
  • Kawasaki zx14r Ninja 
  • Yamaha Thundercat 
  • Ducati 1098 
  • Yamaha Rx 
  • Yamaha Rd 350 
  • Tvs Apache 
  • Confederate Hellcat X 132 
  • Harley Davidson Fat boy 
  • Enfield Machismo 
  • Customized Tvs Dirt bike

Money Factor

Salary  ₹15 Crore (IPL)
Net Worth $103 million

Biggest Controversies


M. S. Dhoni was accused in the 2013 IPL that Dhoni was involved in “match-fixing”. Subsequently, it was revealed that Dhoni holds a 15% stake in a company called Riti Sports. It also included Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. 

It was said that Dhoni favored these two because the more matches they played, the more money they would invest in this company. Raina and Jadeja, including Dhoni, were believed to have violated the BCCI norms, but the whole affair disappeared and Dhoni remained the captain of the team.

Controversy with Mustafizur Rahman

M S Dhoni fight with Mustafizur Rahman

The ODI series was being played between India vs Bangladesh. In a match of the series, Dhoni pushed the Bangladeshi bowler Mustafizur Rahman. In fact, during the Indian innings.

While Mahendra Singh Dhoni was running between the wickets and taking runs, Rahman was coming in his way. Rahman was deliberately doing so continuously. Rohit also warned him, but Rahman did not listen. Dhoni, who was always calm, gave a strong ovation to Rahman coming on the way. After which Rahman was shaken and had to be taken off the field.

Army’s sacrifice badge 

M S  Army's sacrifice badge

In the World Cup 2019, Dhoni gave rise to a unique controversy by putting the army’s sacrifice badge on his wicket-keeping glovesDhoni had imposed paramilitary force on his keeping gloves 

in the match against South Africa. The controversy about which increased so much that ICC and BCCI came face to face. Later, under ICC rules, Dhoni was denied the use of this badge on the field. Dhoni also landed on the field after removing the badge from his gloves in the next match.

Players out of the team 

india team player

When M S Dhoni became the captain of all three formats. Half a dozen senior players were playing in Team India. Whose support was given to Dhoni, but a controversy emerged which surprised everyone.

It was said that Dhoni wants to bring senior players out of the team because he is slow in fielding. The catches are not able to catch, due to which the team is at a loss. This controversy also went on air like the rest of the controversies, Dhoni remained captain and the senior players went out of retirement.

Dhoni came on the ground

Dhoni came on the ground

In a match of IPL 2019, Dhoni lost his temper so much that he went to argue with the umpire on the field. The match was being played between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

With the Chennai team batting, the match was at an exciting turn. During this time the field umpire gave a no-ball to the ball, but the leg umpire refused it. The no-ball was awarded because of the height, so the decision depends on the leg umpire. The leg umpire did not give any ball, after which Dhoni came on the ground in a fit of rage and confronted the umpire.he had to lose a large part of his match fees for behaving like this to the umpire.


Among all the captains that Indian cricket team have Dhoni was best among all of them. Under his captaincy whole team play together. Dhoni keeps motivated his team player to perform better. He is very good at handling pressure thus he was known as captain cool. Indian team misses his captaincy very much.

Frequently asked question

Who is M S Dhoni best friend?

His best friend name was Santosh Lal taught him helicopter shot.

How M S Dhoni joined the army?

Territorial Army has given the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel.

How M S Dhoni learn English?

He learns English by hearing others speak.

When M S Dhoni retired?

He retired from Test cricket in 2014 and left his captaincy in 2017.

M S Dhoni have any tattoo on his body?

No he doesn’t have any tattoo on his body. 

Who is M S Dhoni father?

His father name is Pan Singh (junior management positions in Mecon)

Does M S dhoni smoke?

No he doesn’t smoke?

Does M S dhoni drink alcohol?

No he doesn’t take alcohol.


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