Mahendra Singh Dhoni Biography in English 2021

I don't think that I need to give any intro about him because the most successful international skipper & CSK's boss Mr. Thala of Indian cricket.

In this article, we will take a closer look at his carrier & we will go back to 1981 when the legend Dhoni was born.

Perustiedot Mahendra Singh Dhonista

  • Name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
  • Father's Name: Pan Singh
  • Mother's Name: Devaki Devi 
  • Place of Birth: Ranchi, Bihar
  • Date of Birth: 7 July 1981
  • Age: 40 years
  • Nick Name: Thala, Mahi, Captain cool
  • Feveroiute Food: Butter Chicken, Chocolate
  • Jersey Number: 7
  • Wife Name: Sakshi Rawat Dhoni
  • Marriage Year: 2010
  • Daughter Name: Ziva Singh Dhoni
  • School & Collage: Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Gossner College, St Xavier's Collage
  • Educational Qualification: Bachelor in Commerce
  • Hobbies: Bike riding, Playing football, Tennis
  • Feverioute Actor: Amitabh Bachchan

MS Dhoni's Parents, Born, Early Days

Mahendra Dhoni was born & grow in Ranchi. He wasn't dreaming of being a cricketer in his childhood when he used to play goalkeeper in football.

His father Pan Singh and his Mother Devaki Devi supported him in his early days when he started playing cricket.

One day his coach decided to send him as a wicketkeeper in a club match & the rest of his history. After that, he was selected for the inter-school team.

MS Dhoni's Education History, School Life

Mr. cool studied Bachelor of Commerce is Xavier's College in Ranchi. Then he plays soo much club cricket as well as football. But he used to practice wicket keeping more and more on the field.

 After that, his father said him to do the Railway Job in Kharagpur.  So he agreed and he went to Kharagpur. So, he can also play cricket for the Railways and also doing his TTE job.

In the next 3 years from 2001 to 2003, he was doing Railway job and playing cricket for the Railway team.

At that time he was broken and depressed but he didn't give up. Now let's see how his fast class carrier and international carrier started.
  • School & Collage: Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Gossner College, St Xavier's Collage
  • Educational Qualification: Bachelor in Commerce
  • Hobbies: Bike riding, Playing football, Tennis, PUBG 
  • Feverioute Actor: Amitabh Bachchan

Fast Class Carrier & List A Matches

He played 131 first-class matches where he scored more than 7000 runs. He had 9 centuries and 47 fifties in his fast class carrier.

Dhoni played 423 "List A" matches and he scored 13000+ runs along with 17 centuries.

Fast Class Stats

  • Matches: 131
  • 100s: 9
  • 50s: 47
  • Highest Score: 224
  • Total Runs: 7038
  • Stumping: 57

International Cricket Carrier of Mahendra Singh Dhoni

After lots of struggle and patients, he was selected for the Bangladesh tour in 2004. in his first match against Bangladesh, he was run out on 0.

On that series, he scored only 19 runs. But still, he was called for the series against Pakistan in 2004/05. The Ganguly promoted Dhoni on no.3.

Bang! he scored 148 in 123 balls with 15 fours and 4 sixes. So far his carrier has started moving forward but it's still needed a twist when BCCI selected Dhoni as a captain after the big loss in the 2007 world cup.

Before he was the captain Sachin Tendulkar addressed him that he deserves to be a leader. So, Tendulkar was the first who choose Dhoni as captain.

T-20 International Carrier

Dhoni got the number 2 cap of the Indian cricket team in T20Is. You all know that he won the first T20I championship in 2007.

After that, he gained soo much trust and respect from the seniors and the BCCI selectors. So, it was sure that he will lead the Indian team in the 2011 world cup final.

In T20I he played 98 matches where he scored 1500+ runs but he has only 2 fifties. He usually batted down the order in T20I's but still, he had a good average of 37.00.

He played the last T20I game in 2019 against Australia & in that match, he scored 40 runs in 23 balls. 
  • T20I Matches: 98
  • 100s: - 
  • The 50s: 2
  • Highest Score: 56
  • Total Runs: 1617
  • Catches & Stumpings: 57 & 34

One Day International Carrier

MS ODI carrier was no doubt great as I told you his first debut series against Bangladesh wasn't soo good. But after that when skipper Sourav promoted him he scored soo many runs for the team.

Basically, after the 2007 world cup, he received soo much love and trust. When he was selecting the 2011 world cup team he wanted to choose some young players instead of old players.

But in a big tournament in the world cup, a team need some experienced player also & Tendulkar was one of them who played his last world cup.

In One Day International, he achieved some great records. Every time when top-order batsman got out quickly he always showed his dedication to how to recover the match & how to finish the game in the blink of an eye.

Let's read some outstanding records of this legend in one-day cricket.
  1. First Indian skipper with most victory in ODI
  2. Number 6 position highest runs ever in world cricket.
  3. Dhoni remained not out 82 times in 50 overs cricket
  4. He also scored the highest individual wicket-keeper runs 183*
  5. Most stumping and most catches by an Indian wicket-keeper
  6. The only skipper who won ICC's 3 major tournaments (World T20, World Cup, Champions Trophy)
  7. He played his last ODI match in England semi-final 2019. In his last match, he scored 50 runs but can't save the match.

  • ODI Matches: 350
  • 100s: 10
  • 50s: 73
  • Highest Score: 183*
  • Total Runs: 10773
  • Stumping & Catches: 123 & 321 

Test Match Cricket Carrier

Dhoni as a captain took the India team to the number 1 spot as a test, one day & the t20i team. Many cricketers dream to play 100th test matches.

But he retired after playing 9th test matches. At that time he was not good with his test cricket captaincy and he didn't win a series outside India. 

So he decided to and over the test cricket leadership to Virat Kohli in 2014. In his test carrier, he scored double hundred 224 against Australia.
  • Test Matches: 90
  • 100s: 6
  • 50s: 33
  • Highest Score: 224
  • Total Runs: 4876
  • Stumping & Catches: 38 & 256

Indian Premier Ligue & CSK's Successful Captain 

MS Dhoni was the most successful skipper after Rohit Sharma in IPL. Dhoni won 3 Indian Premiere Ligue Trophies.

Mahendra played most IPL matches as a player and a captain. With a 40+ average, he scored 4000+ runs in his entire IPL carrier.

He took his team to the final 8 times and he won only 3 times. This year 2021 might be his last IPL but for now, IPL has stopped & will start in September.
  • IPL Matches: 211
  • 100s: - 
  • 50s: 23
  • Highest Score: 84*
  • Total Runs: 4669
  • 4s/6s: 317/217

Frequently Asked Questions

Q) Age of MS Dhoni when he played 2007 t20 World Cup

Answer: Around 26 years.

Q) MS Dhoni should have played t20 World Cup and then retired or he took the right decision now

Answer: I think he was waiting for the 2020 year and then he might think he will play or not. It was hard to accept the fact of the 2019 semi-final.

But in 2020 the situation of the world got changed and then on 15th August, he decided to end his extraordinary international carrier with lots of emotions.

He posted a hart warming video on his Instagram handle & said thank you to each and every one.

Q) Why did Dhoni wear Ashwin's jersey in an ODI match against South Africa?

Answer: At that time Ashwin went bowling and he gave his half-sweater to Dhoni. That was not Ashwin's Jersey that was the sweater of Ashwin.

Q) When Dhoni and Raina played their last match for India?

Answer: On 17th July 2018 both played jointly their last match vs England.

Q) Runs Scored by Dhoni in His 31st ODI Match?

Answer: He scored 68 runs in 53 balls against Pakistan

Q) When Dhoni Reached His 100th international half-century?

Answer: Dhoni reached his 100th international half-century against Australia in 2017.


In this article, you read about Dhoni's biography & some basic details about him. He was the greatest said by many of them. In a critical situation, we saw his game-changing decision on the field. 

But he never asked for a farewell match and he came silently & went silently. He got run out in his debut match and the same happened in his last match.

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