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Ms Dhoni Early Life, Career, Awards, and Net Worth

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Ms Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the legendary Indian cricketers and the most successful cricket captain of the world who is famous with his name, Ms. Dhoni.

Dhoni made his contribution to Indian Cricket for a long 2 decades until his retirement from international cricket on the 15th of August, 2020.

Well, he currently plays as the captain of Chennai Super Kings, a franchise of the Indian Premier League. This legendary Cricketer won several Cricket awards and set multiple International records.

Ms Dhoni

Indian Cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Although Dhoni is retired from International cricket, he still contributes to the team India as a mentor.

In this article, we will discuss everything about Ms Dhoni including his early life, career, personal life, net worth, and social media.

Quick Facts: Ms Dhoni

Celebrated Name Ms. Dhoni
Age 40 Years Old
Nick Name MS, Captain Cool, Mahi
Birth Name Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Date of Birth 7 July 1981
Gender Male
Profession Cricket player
Place of Birth Ranchi, Bihar, India
Nationality Indian
Ethnicity Asian
Horoscope Cancer
Marital Status Married
Spouse Sakshi Singh Rawat
Children Ziva Singh
Father Pan Singh
Mother Devki Devi
Siblings Narendra Singh Dhoni and Jayanti Gupta
Religion Hinduism
Height 5 Feet 11 inches, i.e., 180 cm
Weight 70kg, i.e., 154 pounds
Body Type Athletic
Jersey Number 7
Eye Color Dark Drown
Hair Color Black
Net Worth INR 826 Crores
Education DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, St. Xavier College, Ranchi, Gossner College Ranchi
Active Since 1999-Present
Social Media Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook
Last Update 2021

Early Life and Family of Ms Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni aka, Ms Dhoni a former Indian cricketer who was born on 7 July 1981, in the beautiful location of Ranchi, Bihar, India.

Dhoni grew up in a Hindu Rajput family with an Asian ethnicity and holding the nationality of India.

He was born to his father, Pan Singh, and his mother, Devaki Devi. His father was a junior in a management position in MECON.

Similarly, he grew up along with his parents and two siblings, an elder brother, Narendra Singh Dhoni, and sister Jayanti Gupta. 

Ms Dhoni with his Parents and Sister

Ms Dhoni with his Parents and Sister

During his childhood, he was a big fan of Adam Gilchrist and a former cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar. However, during high school, he used to play football as a goalkeeper.

Later, he began playing cricket as a wicketkeeper at the Commando cricket club in 1995. Likewise, Dhoni began to focus on cricket after his 10th standard playing Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship.

Well, this former Cricketer went to DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir and then St. Xavier College for higher education.

How old is Ms Dhoni? Age and Body Measurements

Former Indian Cricketer Ms Dhoni is currently living at his milestone, 40 years of age along with his beautiful wife and kids.

Dhoni celebrates his annual birthday on the 7th of July and falls under the zodiac sign of Cancer. It represents his personality as dedicated, retentive, emotional, and outstanding imaginative.

Similarly, moving towards his physical appearance, Mahendra Singh stands tall with an impressive body height of 5 Feet 11 inches, i.e., 180 cm.

Likewise, he weighs around 70kg, i.e., 154 pounds having a fit and athletic body figure.

Furthermore, Dhoni has a body measurement of 42-32-14 inches representing his chest size, waist size, and bicep size respectively.

In addition, this former Indian cricketer is blessed with a pair of dark brown eyes and black hair color.

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Early Cricket Career

Dhoni 1998 began his professional cricket career to play for the Bihar local team, Central Coal Fields Limited. During that time, he was still studying in his 12th class.

He impressive his manager, Deval Sahay who selected him to play in the CCL team. After that, Dhoni was selected to the junior Bihar cricket team and senior Bihar Ranji Team in 1999.

He was only eighteen years of age during his debut for Ranji Trophy where he made a half-century scoring 68 runs against the Assam cricket team. Similarly, he made a massive 283 runs in his first five matches. 

Mahendra Singh made up to India A team in the 2003-04 season during the tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya. He played as a wicket-keeper against Zimbabwe Xi where he made 7 catches and 4 stumpings.

International Career

Dhoni made his debut in international cricket during the Bangladesh tour in 2004/05 however, he didn’t have a great start. Although he had an average performance during the Bangladesh tour, he was picked for the Pakistan ODI series.

Dhoni in the second match of the ODI series made 148 runs in only 123 deliveries which became the highest run by an Indian wicketkeeper.

Ms Dhoni as a CSK Batsman

Ms Dhoni as a CSK Batsman

However, the series ended in his favor as he made 346 runs in aggregate and became the Man of the Series. After that, he was rewarded with a B-grade contract by the BCCI in December 2005.

The following year in 2006, Dhoni made a huge 328 runs in 50 overs against Pakistan. Similarly, in 2009, during his second ODI, he made 124 runs in 107 balls against Australia.

Dhoni in the 2011 World Cup became a team captain who led the team India to lift the World Cup after 28 years.

In 2013, he won all three central ICC limited over tournaments and wrote his name in the history book.


Dhoni after over two decades of a long journey in the professional cricket career finally came to the end on August 15, 2020, when he made the announcement on his Instagram on the 74th India’s Independence day.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni had the most international matches with 332 matches as a captain.

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Awards and Achievements

National Honours

1. Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award in 2018.

2. Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian award in 2009.

3. Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award, India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports in 2007-08.

Sporting Honours

1. ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009.

2. ICC World ODI XI in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

3. Castrol Indian Cricketer of the Year in 2011

4. ICC Men’s ODI team of the decade in 2011-2020

5. ICC Men’s T20I team of the decade in 2011-2020

6. ICC Sprit of the cricket award of the decade in 2011-2020

Other Honours and Awards

1. MTV Youth Icon of the Year in 2006

2. LG People’s Choice Award in 2013

3. Honorary decorate degree by De Montfort University in August 2011

4. CNN-News18 Indian of the Year in 2011

5. In 2019 Jharkhand Cricket Association named their stadium’s South stand after Dhoni.

Personal Life of Ms Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a real-life person is a shy person and introvert who is currently living a happy married life with a beautiful, Sakshi Singh Rawat.

The couple has known each other since their childhood as they used to study in the same school. However, the family of Sakshi moved to Dehradun and they lost contact for several years.

Similarly, after several years, fate brought them together and they met each other in Taj Bengal Kolkata. Dhoni and Sakshi began dating afterward and were engaged after two years of relationship.

Dhoni with his Wife

Dhoni with his Wife, Sakshi Singh Rawat

The couple engaged on the 4th of July, 2010, at Hotel Competent, Dehradun. Similarly, the next day, they were married at Vishranti Resort, Dehradun.

The wedding ceremony was attended by several big Hollywood celebrities and their close friends and family.

Likewise, after several years on February 6, 2015, they were blessed with their first child, Ziva Singh.

Ms Dhoni: The Untold Story

To represent one of the legendary cricketers of India in front of the world, the biopic film of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story” was released on 30th September 2016.

The role of Mahendra Singh Dhoni was portrayed by an Indian actor, Sushant Singh Rajput. Similarly, the movie made a box office hit with a grossing INR 220.5 crores worldwide.

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How much is Ms Dhoni’s Net Worth?

One of the legendary Indian cricketers, Mahendra Singh Dhoni although retired from International cricket is making an impressive amount of money.

Dhoni is the highest earner of Indian Premier League history who has earned a huge INR 150 crores in his IPL career.

Likewise, as of 2021, the total estimated net worth of Ms Dhoni is around INR 826 crores. Still, Dhoni is the second richest Indian cricketer.

Similarly, talking about his net worth and earnings he is the brand ambassador of the online casino game Poker Stars.

Some more endorsement deals that Dhoni is related are, Chinese mobile company Oppo, Cars 24, RedBus, WardWiz, Amity University, and Spartan Sports.

Social Media Presence

Legendary Indian Cricketer, Ms Dhoni has a worldwide fan who follows on his social media platforms. Similarly, this cricketer is an active social media user who is available on multiple social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Dhoni frequently keeps posting his pictures of both personal as well as professional lifestyles. Well, among those platforms, he is most active on his Instagram account where he has a massive 36.8 Million followers.

Similarly, Dhoni has around 27 Million followers on his Facebook account and 8.3 Million followers on his Twitter account.

In addition, this former cricketer charges around INR 88 lakhs to promote brands on his social media platforms.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which IPL team does Ms Dhoni play from?

Ms Dhoni plays for the IPL team, Chennai Super Kings.

Who is the richest Indian Cricketer?

Sachin Tendulkar is the current richest Indian Cricketer with a net worth of INR 1100 crores while Dhoni is the second-richest Indian Cricketer with INR 826 crores.

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