On Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s birthday, let’s celebrate his remarkable achievements. From leading India to victory in major tournaments to winning the ICC ODI Player of the Year award twice, Dhoni’s contributions to cricket are unmatched. He has also earned the title of ‘Lieutenant Colonel’ and boasts an impressive collection of motorcycles. Happy birthday to a true inspiration in the world of cricket!
Here is a list of 10 facts that you must know if you believe you are a true Dhoni fan.
1. MS Dhoni: Before Cricket, Worked for Indian Railways
Discover interesting facts about MS Dhoni’s pre-cricket career. From 2001 to 2003, he served as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur Railway Station under South Eastern Railway in Midnapore, as showcased in “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.”
2. Talent Spotting Event in 2003: MS Dhoni’s Breakthrough
Learn how MS Dhoni got his big break at a cricket match in Jamshedpur in 2003, through BCCI’s small-town talent-spotting initiative.
3. Beyond Cricket: Dhoni’s Journey in Football and Badminton
Explore MS Dhoni’s diverse athletic background, from being a school football team goalkeeper to trying his hand at badminton, before eventually dedicating himself to cricket.
4. Unmatched Achievement: MS Dhoni’s Dual ICC ODI Player of the Year Awards
Discover an incredible feat achieved by MS Dhoni, as the only player in history to win the prestigious ICC ODI Player of the Year award twice, in 2008 and 2009.
5. MS Dhoni’s Enviable Bike Collection Worth Crores
Delve into the impressive collection of bikes owned by MS Dhoni, ranging from vintage pieces to the latest models, creating a multi-crore garage.
6. Collaboration with Akkineni Nagarjuna: Co-owning the Mahi Racing Team
Learn about MS Dhoni’s partnership with Telugu film star Akkineni Nagarjuna in owning the Mahi Racing team, India’s first World Superbike team.
7. Serendipitous Meeting: MS Dhoni and Sakshi’s Love Story
Uncover the romantic story of how MS Dhoni and his wife Sakshi Dhoni met in Kolkata during a match against Pakistan, initiated by a chance introduction at the Taj Bengal.
8. Meaning Behind Dhoni’s Daughter’s Name,Ziva
Discover the significance of MS Dhoni’s daughter’s name, Ziva, which holds multiple meanings such as radiance, brilliance, or light of God. It is a variant of the Hebrew word ‘Ziv.’
9. Honorary Title of ‘Lieutenant Colonel’ for MS Dhoni
Explore MS Dhoni’s achievements beyond cricket, as he became the second cricketer, following Kapil Dev, to be honored with the title of ‘Lieutenant Colonel’ by The Indian Territorial Army.
10. The Origin of the ‘Helicopter Shot’: A Tribute to Santosh Lal
Uncover the origin of MS Dhoni’s iconic ‘Helicopter Shot,’ which was passed down to him by his childhood friend and former Jharkhand teammate, Santosh Lal, as revealed in “MS Dhoni: The Untold Story.”