Mahendra Singh Dhoni Age, Height, Weight, Wife, Net Worth, Biography & More

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the most famous cricketer in India. MS Dhoni is also known as “Captain Cool”. Dhoni is one of India’s most beloved and successful cricketers. Dhoni is considered one of the greatest captains in cricket history and has won many awards throughout his career.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Age, Height, Weight, Family, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Biography & More

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Biography

Full NameMahendra Singh Dhoni
NicknameMahi
Names EarnedMSD, MS, Captain Cool
ProfessionCricketer (Wicket-keeper)
Date of Birth7 July 1981
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Age43 Years (as of 2024)
BirthplaceRanchi, Jharkhand, (Then in Bihar) India
Zodiac SignCancer
NationalityIndian
HometownRanchi, Jharkhand, India
AddressHarmu Housing Colony, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India
ReligionHinduism
SchoolDAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shwamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand
College/UniversitySt. Xaviers College, Ranchi, Jharkhand
Education QualificationCollege Dropout

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Age

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India.

Age43 years
Date of Birth7 July 1981

MS Dhoni Cricket

International DebutODI:- 23 December 2004 against Bangladesh at Chittagong
Test:- 2 December 2005 against Sri Lanka at Chennai
T20:- 1 December 2006 against South Africa at Johannesburg
Last MatchODI:- 9 July 2019 against New Zealand at Emirates Old Trafford
Test:- 26 December 2014 against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground
T20:- 27 February 2019 against South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium
International Retirement15 August 2020
Jersey Number#7 (India) #7 (IPL)
Domestic/State Team(s)Asia XI, Bihar, Chennai Super Kings, Jharkhand, Rising Pune Supergiants
Coach/MentorKeshav Banerjee and Chanchal Bhattacharya
Batting StyleRight-Handed
Bowling StyleRight-Arm Fast Medium
Favourite ShotsHelicopter Shot and Paddlesweep

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Wife & Affairs

Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date4 July 2010
Affairs/GirlfriendPriyanka Jha (died in 2022),
Lakshmi Rai (South Indian actress),
Sakshi Singh Rawat (Sakshi Dhoni)
WifeSakshi Singh Rawat (Sakshi Dhoni)
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni Family

ParentsFather:- Pan Singh (MECON employee; worked at Junior Management position) Mother:- Devki Devi
SiblingsBrother:- Narendra Singh Dhoni (Elder, Politician)
Sister:- Jayanti Gupta (Elder)
Children’sDaughter:- Ziva Dhoni
Son:- None

Physical Stats & More

Height (Approx)In centimeters:- 175 cm
In meters:- 1.75 m
In feet & inches:- 5’9” feet
Weight (Approx)In kilograms:- 75 kg
In pounds:- 165 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Body Measurements (Approx)Chest:- 42 inches
Waist:- 32 inches
Biceps:- 14 inches

Favourite Things

ActorAmitabh Bachchan, John Abraham
ActressAngelina Jolie, Deepika Padukone
HobbiesBiking, Playing Football and Tennis, Swimming
DestinationNew Jersey (United States), Sri Lanka, Goa
Cricket PlayerBatsmen:- Sachin Tendulkar, Adam Gilchrist Bowlers:- Glenn McGrath, Brett Lee
Football PlayerCristiano Ronaldo
Tennis PlayerRafael Nadal
Colour(s)Blue and Black
MusicianKishore Kumar
Film(s)Agneepath, Sholay
Sport (other than cricket)Golf
FoodChicken Butter Masala, Chicken Tikka Pizza, Kebabs, Yellow Dal, Sonpapdi, Gulab Jamun and Rasgullas
Cricket Ground(s)Lord’s Cricket Ground, London Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne

Social Media Accounts

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Net Worth

Net Worth in 2024$148 Million (Approx)
Net Worth in Indian RupeesINR- 1100 Crore (Approx)
Salary (Approx)Rs. 12 Crore (IPL)

Some Lesser Facts About Mahendra Singh Dhoni

  • His family belongs to Lawli, a village in Almora district in Uttarakhand. In the 1970s, his father, Pan Singh, left the village to work in a steel factory in Ranchi.
  • MS Dhoni’s surname is ‘Dhauni’ and not Dhoni. According to his uncle Ghanpath Singh Dhauni, his surname was wrongly entered in the school certificates, which could not be rectified even after multiple requests.
  • He secured 65% in his 10th Board Exams.
  • In 1993, he was first spotted as a goalkeeper by KR Banerjee, the cricket coach at his school, who later asked him to try his hand at wicket-keeping.
  • In 2002, when Dhoni was trying for a place in the India team, he fell in love with a girl named Priyanka Jha. But, unfortunately, Priyanka died in an accident, the same year.
  • In 2003, Sourav Ganguly approached him to move to Kolkata, but he denied the offer and went back to Bihar, where he went to the National Cricket Academy.
  • His life took a turn in 2004 when he got selected for India A tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya, where he performed exceptionally well.
  • On his ODI debut against Bangladesh on 23 December 2004, he was out for a duck.
  • Dhoni made his 1st ODI century against arch-rival Pakistan in Vishakapatnam, where he smashed 148 runs from 123 balls.
  • Earlier, he used to have long hair for two reasons, first, he was a huge fan of John Abraham, secondly, he used to consider it lucky.
  • Even after achieving such a huge success in his early career, he remained grounded and spent time with his childhood buddies.
  • It was Sachin Tendulkar who recommended his name for India’s skipper in 2007, after which the Indian cricket team reached heights like never before.
  • In 2011, he was honored with the rank of Lt. Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army.
  • He was the highest taxpayer sportsperson in India for the years 2012, 2013, and 2014.
  • Dhoni learned his signature shot, ‘The Helicopter Shot’ from his childhood friend Santosh Lal, who passed away in July 2013.
  • Dhoni is a pet lover and has 2 pet dogs, a Labrador named Zarah and an Alsatian named Sam.
  • He is a bike lover and is the co-owner of ‘Mahi Racing Team India in the Supersport World Championship.
  • In 2016, he launched a fashion brand ‘Seven’ with Rhiti Group.
  • It was rumored that he took Rs. 40 crores from the makers of his biopic M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016), starring Sushant Singh Rajput.
  • On 15 August 2020, he announced his retirement from international cricket through an Instagram post.
  • On 24 March 2022, CSK announced that Dhoni had decided to hand over the CSK captaincy to Ravindra Jadeja after he led the team in twelve seasons, four title triumphs, and five runner-up finishes. CSK said in a statement,

“ MS Dhoni has decided to hand over the leadership of Chennai Super Kings and picked Ravindra Jadeja to lead the team. Jadeja, who has been an integral part of Chennai Super Kings since 2012, will only be the third player to lead CSK.”

  • Dhoni was named the brand ambassador for the State Bank of India on 29 October 2023.
  • On 15 December 2023, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reportedly decided to retire Dhoni’s No.7 Jersey as a mark of honor for his contributions to the Indian cricket team.
  • Dhoni often smokes hookah. In January 2024, a video of him went viral on the internet in which he was seen smoking hookah.
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