Read about Mahendra Singh Dhoni Net Worth and Height, Birthplace, Biography. Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar and his father Pan Singh worked in junior management positions in MECON.
Who Is He: Indian international cricketer who captained the National Team from 2007 to 2016.
Born: July 7, 1981.
Birth Place: Ranchi, India.
Birth Name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m).
Sun Sign: Cancer
Net Worth: $111 million
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Net Worth and Height , Biography
Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar. His father Pan Singh worked in junior management positions in MECON. He did his schooling from DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Here, he initially excelled in badminton and football and was selected at district and club level in these sports.
Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football team and was sent to play cricket for a local cricket club by his football coach. Though he had not played cricket, Dhoni impressed with his wicket-keeping skills and became the regular wicketkeeper at the Commando cricket club.
Based on his performance at club cricket, he was picked for the 1997/98 season Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship and he performed well.
Dhoni was a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station from 2001 to 2003, under South Eastern Railway in Midnapore, a district in West Bengal.
Once, while staying at the railway quarters, Dhoni and a couple of his friends covered themselves in white bedsheets and walked around in the complex late in the night. The night guards were fooled into believing that there were ghosts moving around in the complex. The story made big news on the next day.
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Dhoni was selected by Deval Sahay to play for the Central Coal Fields Limited (CCL) team in 1990. Till 1998 Dhoni, who was in class 12th in school, had played only school cricket and club cricket and no professional cricket.
Impressed by his hard-hitting shots and dedication, Deval Sahay used his contacts in Bihar Cricket Association to push for his selection in the Bihar team.
Eventually in 1999–2000 Dhoni was in the Bihar Ranji Team.
Dhoni was included in the Bihar U-19 squad for the 1998–99 season and scored 176 runs in 5 matches (7 innings) as the team finished fourth in the group of six and did not make it to the quarter-finals. Dhoni was not picked for the East Zone U-19 squad (CK Nayudu Trophy) or Rest of India squad (MA Chidambaram Trophy and Vinoo Mankad Trophy).
Dhoni’s performance in the 2002–03 season included three half-centuries in the Ranji Trophy and a couple of half-centuries in the Deodhar Trophy. As he started gaining recognition for his lower-order contribution as well as hard-hitting batting style.
In the Duleep Trophy finals, Dhoni was picked over international cricketer Deep Dasgupta to represent East Zone. He scored a fighting half-century in the second innings in a losing cause. Dhoni’s talent was discovered via the BCCI’s small-town talent-spotting initiative TRDW. Dhoni was discovered by TRDO Prakash Poddar, captain of Bengal in the 1960s, when he saw Dhoni play for Jharkhand at a match in Jamshedpur in 2003. He then sent a report to the National Cricket Academy.
He was recognized for his efforts in the 2003/04 season. Especially in the One Day format and was picked for the India A squad for a tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya.
Against the Zimbabwe XI in Harare Sports Club, Dhoni had his best wicket-keeping effort. He had over 7 catches and 4 stumpings in the match.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni First ODI Match
With Dhoni making a mark in the India A squad, he was picked in the ODI squad for the Bangladesh tour in 2004/05. Dhoni did not have a great start to his ODI career, getting run out for a duck on debut.
Despite this, Dhoni was picked for the Pakistan ODI series. In the second match of the series, Dhoni, in his fifth one-day international, scored 148 in Visakhapatnam off only 123 deliveries. Rest is History…
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sakshi Singh Rawat Marriage
Dhoni married Sakshi Singh Rawat, his schoolmate in DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, a native of Dehradun, Uttarakhand, on 4 July 2010. At the time of their marriage, she was studying hotel management. She was also working as a trainee at the Taj Bengal, Kolkata.
The wedding took place one day after the couple got engaged. According to Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu, a close friend of Dhoni, the wedding was planned for months and was not a spur of the moment decision.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Awards & Honours
In the year 2007, Dhoni received ‘Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award’, India’s biggest sports achievement award. He was honored with ‘Padma Shri’ in 2009.
Dhoni was the recipient of ICC World ODI XI consecutively for the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. He also got ICC ODI Player of the Year in the year 2008 and 2009.
Relationship Status: Married to his schoolmate Sakshi Singh Rawat (2010).