The Indian Cricket Team’s limited over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 35 on Thursday.
Born in Ranchi, in July 1981, Dhoni in his school days time was good at badminton and football, but his football coach, impressed by his goalkeeping skills, sent him to play cricket.
And, then he changed the fortunes of the Indian cricket.
Let us look at M S Dhoni’s journey, his milestones and his love life which a lot of people are not aware of.
- How MS Dhoni Switched From Football To Cricket?
He was goalkeeper of his football team
His coach insisted him to play cricket
He was selected for Bihar Ranji Trophy squad in 1999
In 2003, he was selected to the India A team
Made his ODI debut in 2004
- M S Dhoni’s Milestones
His two spectacular knocks for Team India -148 vs Pakistan in Vizag in 2005 and 183 vs Sri Lanka in Jaipur again in 2005 made him the star. And, after that he never looked behind.
He led India to Inaugural ICC World T20 victory
He was then made permanent ODI Captain of Indian team
In 2008, he became the captain of the Test team too
In 2009, he became highest scorer of the year in ODI’s
He won the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup
Only captain to have taken home both ICC world cups
Dhoni’s 224 is highest score in a Test by a Indian capt...
Dhoni is most successful Indian Test Captain, having wo...
- Dhoni’s Love Life
Dhoni & Sakshi, have Bollywood-inspired love story
They did not fall in love in their childhood
Both Dhoni & Sakshi went to same school in Ranchi
Sakshi’s family got shifted to Dehradun
Dhoni & Sakshi incidentally met each other at Taj B...
Sakshi was introduced to Dhoni by his manager