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Mahendra Singh Dhoni Facts

Captain of Indian Cricket Team

  • Dhoni is a right-handed cricket batsman and wicket-keeper.
  • He was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand.
  • Under his captaincy, the Indian cricket team won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
  • He is also the captain of the Chennai Super Kings team.
  • His 148 runs against Pakistan in his fifth ODI match in 2005 is the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper.
  • His maiden century against Pakistan in Faisalabad (148) is the fastest century scored by an Indian wicket keeper.
  • He was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Padma Shri.
  • SportsPro Magazine has put him as the 10th most valuable brand personality from the field of sports.
  • He married Sakshi who was studying Hotel Management and was working as a trainee at the Taj Bengal, Kolkata.

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