Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Biography, Childhood, Career, Personal life

Mahendra Singh Dhoni or MS Dhoni is one of the most popular cricketers in India. Who earned the title of captain of India for his skill. The former captain was so famous in India that his biopic was made. He is known to all as Mahi. Mahi’s great wicket-keeping makes a place in everyone’s heart. In Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s biopic, we learned the story of Mahi growing up.

Today I will tell you a little more about this cricketer. We present to you the life story of this great cricketer. In this article I will share with you some of the unknown things about the biography of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Then Chulan came to know the real story behind his success.

                          M S

Childhood Life:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand) to a Rajput family. His father was Pan Singh and mother was Devaki Devi. Dhoni’s father used to work as a junior manager at Mechanlimiti in Ranchi. He is now retired. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an elder brother of Narendra Singh Dhoni and elder sister Jayanti Gupta.

MS Dhoni studied at DAV Jawahar Mandir School in Ranchi district of Jharkhand. MS Dhoni did not have a special inclination towards his studies since childhood. He had a penchant for playing football and badminton. But his father wanted to educate him well.

He was the goalkeeper of the school football team. His first love for cricket grew when he went to a cricket practice session for his school teacher Banerjee. The coach of the school football team saw his game and sent him to play cricket for the local cricket team. His wicket-keeping skills in this match impressed everyone. As a result, he got the post of wicket keeper of Commando Cricket Club.

His performance as a wicketkeeper for the commando cricket team between 1995-1996 caught everyone’s attention. He was selected for the Vino Mankad Trophy Under-17 Championship Trophy in 1996-1997. He also continued his educational career and started taking cricket career seriously after passing 10th class.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni liked to have long hair imitating his favorite actor John Abraham. And his looks are still imitated by his fans. He was a bike lover. His love for bikes was from a young age. It is said that he had a garage with 23 bikes and 4 cars.

 Career life:

His career began in 1998. In 1998, he was selected to play for Central Coal Fields Limited (CCL). His game was influenced by Debal Sahe, former vice-president of the Bihar Cricket Association. He got a chance to play first class cricket.

He failed to play in the East Zone U-19 squad in 1998-1999 but Dhoni was selected in the East Zone U-19 squad for the Naidu Trophy the following season. But unfortunately, he could not perform well.

He made his Ranji Trophy debut in 1999-2000 with an unbeaten 6 in the second innings. In the same year, Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored his first century against Bengali cricket. But unfortunately, his team lost.

Due to financial constraints of the family, he got a job as a traveling ticket examiner at Kharagpur railway station through sports quota and moved to Midnapore district of West Bengal. Worked as an employee of South Eastern Railway from 2001 to 2003. Even while working, his dream of a cricket career did not end. His career as well as his deep interest in cricket remained.

In 2001, he was selected to play for the Duleep Trophy for the East Zone. However, unfortunately, the Bihar Association delayed the release of this information to Dhoni as he was now in Medanipur.

By the time the news reached him, his team had already reached Agartala. He was assisted by a friend at the airport in Calcutta. His friend rented a car to take him to the airport. However, the car broke down in the middle and he was not reached, so Bir Dasgupta acted as the wicket keeper.


In 2002-03, he played well in the Ranji Trophy and Deodhar Trophy, which helped him gain recognition. As part of the East Zone team, he won the Deodhar Trophy in 2003-2004, where he scored another century.

MS Dhoni was finally selected in the India squad for the 2003-2004 tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya. MS Dhoni took 7 catches in a match against Zimbabwe. He helped his team to defeat Pakistan. 100 runs in two consecutive matches. He caught the eye of Indian national team captain Sourav Ganguly for his outstanding performance.

After his outstanding performances in first-class cricket, MSS Dhoni was selected in the national ODI team for the tour of India against Bangladesh in 2004-2005. Unfortunately, he was run out in his first match and could not perform very well in the rest of the series.

Despite his poor performance in the series, the selectors selected him for the Pakistan ODI series believing in him. In the fifth ODI, the Indian wicketkeeper-batsman holds the record for most runs scored by a cold-headed player with 147 runs.

Dhoni did not get a chance to bat in the first two matches of the India-Sri Lanka bilateral series. In the third match of the series, Dhoni was promoted to the rank of batsman. He set several records during the series and was named Man of the Series for his performances.

2006 Cricket World Cup:

In the two series against the West Indies and Sri Lanka before the 2006 Cricket World Cup, Dhoni averaged over 100 runs. However, he failed to play during the World Cup and the Indian team could not advance to the group stage of the tournament.

In 2007, he was named vice-captain of the ODI team for two series against South Africa and England. He led the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in South Africa and won the trophy by defeating Pakistan.

Following his successful captaincy in the T20s, he was given the responsibility of leading the Indian ODI team for the series against Australia in September 2006. He will lead India to a World Cup victory in 2011, for which he has received much praise from cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar.

2011 World Cup:

He led India to the 2011 World Cup. He improved his batting order by scoring 91 off 69 balls in the final against Sri Lanka and Dhoni won the Man of the Match award. The Indian team is the champion. This innings set a record in history.

Two years later, India won the ICC Champions Trophy against England at the hands of captain MS Dhoni. India have reached the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup 2015 and the World T20 World Cup. He ended up handing over the captaincy to Virat Kohli. MS Dhoni retired from the longest format in 2016 but represented the team in ODIs and T20I. MS Dhoni is currently the captain of Chennai Super Kings.

In 2013, he captained the team to win the ICC Champions Trophy. And Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only captain to have won all the ICC I trophies like Test matches, ODI World Cup and Champions Trophy.

                                     MS Family

Personal Life:

Dhoni married his childhood friend Sakshi Rawat on July 4, 2010. While working as an apprentice at Taj Bengal, he had a conversation with Mahendra Singh Dhoni and they fell in love and eventually got engaged. They currently have a daughter, Jiva.

This was the biography of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Follow our other pages to know more famous people’s biographies.

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *