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Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Mahendra SIngh Dhoni is the current captain of Indian cricket team. This wicket keeper batsman bought India its second world cup in cricket. He is the captain of 2010 IPL champions - Chennai Super Kings.

Personal Profile (Personal Biography)
Full Name:Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Nick Name: Mahi, MSD
Date of Birth (Birthday):  July 7, 1981
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Birth Place:  Ranchi, India
Religion: Hindu
Marital Status:  Married

Family Background
Father's Name: Mr.Pan Singh Dhoni
Mother's Name: Devki Dhoni
Brother : Narendra Singh Dhoni
Sister : Jayanti
Spouse : Sakshi Rawat
National Team : India
Sports Played : Cricket

Teams
Dhoni has been selected as captain of world test team at 8th annual ICC awards.

Key Attributes
Batting: Right Hand Batsman
Batting Position: Middle Order
Bowling Style : Right-arm medium
Other Attributes: Wicket Keeper

Wedding bells for Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni tied the knot with childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat of Dehradun on Juky 4, 2010. In a surprising decision of marriage, Dhoni and his family went to Dehradun on Juky 2, 2010 for the engagement ceremony of Indian captain. Media was kept aloof from the whole ceremony. On the very next day came a surprise wedding news that M.S Dhoni will tie the knot tonight. The wedding ceremony went of in traditional 'Kumaon' way. Indian cricketers including R.P Singh, Suresh Raina, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh and Praveen Kumar were present on the occassion. The function took place at Vrishanti resort on outskirts of Dehradun.

Who is Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the captain of Indian cricket team and holds reputation as the popular sports icon of India. Coming from a backward state of Jharkhand, Dhoni has tasted success to its extreme in all aspects of life. He is the most sucessfull captain of India. His exceptional leadership qualities and calm composures have won him praises from round the world. Rated as the number one ODI batsman in international cricket, MSD is considered as the face of Youngistan. The ICC T20 world cup is the jwell of his crown. Dhoni is a freak of bikes and owns a few imported ones like Harley Davidson.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni in IPL
Mahendra SIngh Dhoni is the icon player of Chennai Super Kings team in Indian Premier League. He holds the esteem to be the costliest player auctioned before the begining of IPL. Dhoni has been the captain of Super Kings from the first edition and under his excellent captaincy, the team has seen everest heights in the tournament. The team reached the finals in the first edition and got to semis in the second. He has been the front runner in teams performance and has played some incredible innings to lead CSK to victory.

Romantic Dhoni's Girlfriends
  • Deepika Padukone
  • Lakshmi Rai
  • Shaksi Singh Rawat
Endorsments
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is amingst the most popular brands in India. Currently he endorses 20 brands which is second maximum in India after Shahrukh endorsing 21. Some popular endorsments of Dhoni include Pepsi, Reebok, TVS Motors, Videocon, Aircel, Bharat Petroleum and Boost.

Records
  • Castrol ODI Cricketer of the Year 2010.
  • Dhoni is the first Indian wicket keeper batsman to get a ranking of No 1 in ICC World Rankings.
  • Dhoni holds the record highest score by a wicket keeper batsman in One Day Internationals
  • Dhoni holds the record of highest score by a batsman in second innings of a One Day International.
  • Dhoni holds the record of highest number of sixes hit by an Indian in 1 inning of a One Day International.
  • Dhoni holds the record of highest batting average by a wicket keeper.
  • DhoniDhoni holds the record of fastest century scored by an Indian wicket keeper. (148* against Pakistan)
  • Dhoni Dhoni holds the record of most dismissals in an innings by an Indian wicket-keeper.
Career Highlights
  • Chennai Super Kings won IPL 2010 under Dhoni's captaincy.
  • Dhoni topped the list of world's top 10 earning cricketers compiled by Forbes.
  • Dhoni holds the world record of leading India for no loss as a Captain upto 11 test matches from debut test.
  • India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 under Dhoni's captaincy.
Awards and Honours
  • ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2009.
  • Padma Shri in 2009.
  • Dhoni is the highest ranked ODI batsman on the ICC Rankings List.
  • Dhoni was named as captain of Wisden's first-ever Dream Test XI Team in 2009
  • He was named as the captain of ICC World Test and ICC ODI teams for 2009.
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