Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Profession: Cricketer (Wicket-keeper)
Brother of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Narendra Singh Dhoni (Elder, Politician)
Mother- of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Sister of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Jayanti Gupta (Elder)
Wife/Spouse of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Affairs/Girlfriends of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Priyanka Jha (died in 2002)
Lakshmi Rai (South Indian actress)
Sakshi Singh Rawat (Sakshi Dhoni)
Favourite Actor(s) of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Amitabh Bachchan, John Abraham
Favourite Actresses of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Angelina Jolie, Deepika Padukone
Favourite Colour(s) of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Blue and Black
Favourite Cricket Ground(s) of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Lord's Cricket Ground, London
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne
Favourite Cricketer(s) of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Batsmen : Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist
Bowlers : Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee
Favourite Destination(s) of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Sri Lanka, Goa
Favourite Film(s) of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Favourite Food(s) of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Chicken Butter Masala, Chicken Tikka Pizza, Kebabs, Yellow Dal, Sonpapdi, Gulab Jamun and Rasgullas
Favourite Football Player of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Favourite Musician of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Favourite Shots of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Helicopter shot and Paddlesweep
Favourite Tennis Player of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
National Awards of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2007)
Padma Shri (2009)
Padma Bhushan (2018)
Controversies of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
In 2007, 40 residents of his locality filed a plea against the Ranchi Regional Development Authority (RRDA) for wasting 15,000 litres of water in M.S. Dhoni's home in daily maintenance of the swimming pool. At that time, his locality was going through a severe water crisis. India Times
He was involved in a tax evasion controversy over his Hummer H2, as the vehicle needed a registration charge of ?4 lakhs in India, but it was mistakenly registered as a Mahindra Scorpio, the charge of registering which is ?53,000. Indian Express
During the 2013 IPL spot-fixing, Dhoni was on the radar of the Supreme Court. He was in the contact with Gurunath Meiyappan, who was named in betting charge sheet. Later, Dhoni called Gurunath Meiyappan, a "mere cricket enthusiast." However, Meiyappan was a full-fledged team owner. Hindustan Times
In 2016, he resigned as the brand ambassador of Amrapali real estate group after the residents from one of the Amrapali units carried a social media campaign after facing logistical issues in the society.
Information about Mahendra Singh Dhoni
In 1993, he was first spotted as a goalkeeper by KR Banerjee, the cricket coach at his school, who later asked him to try his hand in wicket-keeping.
He is counted among the best finishers in modern cricket, and known for finishing the ODI match by hitting six, popular among them was the winning six in the 2011 ICC World Cup final against Sri Lanka.
He loves 'camouflage' clothes and accessories.
On his ODI debut against Bangladesh on 23 December 2004, he was out for a duck.
Dhoni made his 1st ODI century against arch-rival Pakistan in Vishakapatnam, where he smashed 148 runs from 123 balls.
Dhoni is a pet lover and has 2 pet dogs, a Labrador named Zarah and an Alsatian named Sam.
He and his wife Sakshi knew each other since their childhood, but their love ignited in winters of 2007 when they met in Kolkata through Yudhajit Dutta (Dhoni's manager and friend). It was Dhoni who asked for her number from his manager, and when he later messaged her, she didn't believe it initially. They dated each other for 3 years and got married in a low-profile ceremony in 2010.
He is a bike lover and is the co-owner of 'Mahi Racing Team India' in Supersport World Championship.
He owns a hotel in Ranchi called 'Mahi Residency.'
Dhoni learned his signature shot, 'The Helicopter Shot' from his childhood friend Santosh Lal, who passed away in July 2013.
It was PC Poddar, the former cricket captain of Bengal, who saw great potential in him during the Talent Resource Development Wing (TRDW) match in Jamshedpur. After which, he was selected in the Bihar U19 team in the 1998/99 season, where he scored 176 runs in 5 matches.
Does Mahendra Singh Dhoni smoke?: No
He secured 65% in his 10th Board exams.
In 2012, he became one of the world's top-earning sportsperson (#31 in the world) by Forbes magazine, beating popular sportspersons such as Manchester United's Wayne Rooney and the World's fastest man Usain Bolt.
Even after achieving such a huge success in his early career, he remained grounded and spends time with his childhood buddies.
He was the highest taxpayer sportsperson in India for the year 2012, 2013, 2014.
Does Mahendra Singh Dhoni drink alcohol?: Yes, occasionally
In 2011, he was honoured with the rank of Lt. Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army.
Though he played as a senior for Bihar from 1999 to 2003, his consistent performance was ignored by East Zone selectors, after which he was moved to West Bengal, where he started working as a ticket collector at Kharagpur railway station for 3 years (2001-2003).
In 2016, he launched a fashion brand 'Seven' with Rhiti Group.
He announced his Test retirement after the Melbourne test match in December 2014 during the Australia tour, where he was just 1 test match defeat away for equaling the record of being captain of most defeated test matches abroad.
Dhoni was born to a middle-class Rajput caste of rulers.
His life took a turn in 2004 when he got selected for India A tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya, where he performed exceptionally well.
In 2002, when Dhoni was trying for a place in the India team, he fell in love with a girl named Priyanka Jha. But, unfortunately, Priyanka died in an accident, the same year.
Information about Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Pakistan and Australia