The legend in our hearts and also in the books of history, M S Dhoni has taken India to new heights in Cricket. In a country where Cricket is a whole another religion and cricketers are considered as gods, M S Dhoni has managed to prove our beliefs right on point. He is really much of a calm person and many people just know that much about him. Here, we bring you some facts about our very own Mahi that are very lesser known!
Amazing Facts about Mahendra Singh Dhoni
He made his ODI debut in the year 2004 against Bangladesh and got run out in the very first ball.
Forbes magazine calculated his net worth about 13 million dollars which also exceeds the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s.
Mahi is great friend of Bipasha Basu and John Abraham. Even Pakistan’s prime minister Musharraf was a fan of his long deadlocks and was impressed by his is hair style when Mahi first entered the cricket world!
Dhoni played his debut Ranji Trophy match when he was just 19 years old in the year 1999.
The ‘East zone squad’ which won the Deodar Trophy in the year 2004, rejected Dhoni at first saying he had an unconventional playing style.
Dhoni paid a whooping amount of 20 crores just as tax in the year 2014 which made him the highest income tax payer in Jharkhand for sixth consecutive year.
He has also made history by winning the ‘ICC player of the year’ award twice. He remains the only player to win it twice.
Chennai Super Kings bought him for $1.5 million in the IPL in the very first season making him the most expensive player in the IPL.
Shahrukh Khan is the only person to have more brand endorsements than MS Dhoni.
He also holds the record for the most number of catches held in a single inning. His record is of 6 catches in the first inning of a test match in New Zealand in April 2009.
His signature shot ‘The helicopter shot’ was taught to him by the former Jharkhand cricketer, Santosh Lal.
Mahi even owns a racing team called Mahi Racing team India! The team competes in Super Sport World Championship. Mahi has partnership with a Telugu star Akkineni Nagarjuna.
MS Dhoni has a need for speed. He has 23 superbikes and is still counting!
MS Dhoni is actually a ‘Rajput’ and has roots in Uttarakhand.
Dhoni is a non vegetarian and he loves eating chicken.
Dhoni’s wife Sakshi Dhoni is known to carry electrical cooker with her every time she accompanies her husband on cricket tours so that she can cook delicious food just for him!
Despite his immense love towards cricket, he played as a football goalkeeper during his school days.
A biopic on MS Dhoni is life is all set to be released in September 2016. The movie is titled ‘MS Dhoni: the untold story’ and the role of MS Dhoni is played by Sushant Singh Rajput.
Before being a cricketer, he was a train ticket examiner(TTE) at Kharagpur railway station for 2 years.
Indian Territorial Army honored him with the honorary rank of Lt Colonel in the year 2011