Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, a former professional cricketer. He is worth an estimated $180 million. For much of his career. Dhoni served as the Indian team’s captain. Further guiding India to many significant triumphs. Five major international cricket tournaments have been held since 2007. Further including the 2007 ICC World Twenty20 and 2010 and 2016, respectively. And also the ICC Cricket World Cups and the 2013 Cricket World Cups. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a common abbreviation of his full name.
Dhoni amassed more than 10,000 runs in One Day Internationals throughout his playing career. Further making him a leading run scorer in the format. He was also the first wicket-keeper in one-day international cricket to complete 100 stumpings. Mahendra is still regarded as one of the best wicket-keeper batters and commanders in cricket history.
A number of accolades followed Mahendra’s 2004 ODI debut. With further including the ICC ODI Player of the Year title. As well as the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and India’s highest civilian distinctions. The Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan. In 2011, the Indian Territorial Army promoted him to the rank of honorary Lieutenant Colonel. In 2009, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was named captain of the ICC World Test XI. A position he would hold for the next five years. Indian Premier League champions Chennai Super Kings were among Dhoni’s teams. While he was not playing for the Indian national team. His retirement from international cricket came in 2020.
Life in the Earlier Years of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar (now Jharkhand), India on July 7, 1981. Adam Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar were two of Manenhdra’s cricket heroes. They are who were raised by parents who had relocated from Uttarkhand to Ranchi.
DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali was the secondary institution. This is where Dhoni went to high school. Cricket, badminton and soccer were among the sports. He excelled at during his time in high school. He also worked at a railway station in Kharagpur at this time.
Before making his Ranji Trophy debut in the 1999-2000 season. Mahendra Singh Dhoni played for Bihar as a teenager in a Ranji Trophy match. The Jharkhand cricket team signed him after he made an impression in his first few seasons. India A chose Mahendra for their tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya after his stellar performances in the 2003-2004 season. After a few more strong outings. He was named to India’s ODI squad for the first time.
When Dhoni first joined the Indian ODI squad. He had to contend with seasoned wicket-keepers like as Rahul Dravid, Parthiv Patel. And Dinesh Karthik for a place in the starting lineup. However, in a series against Pakistan, he demonstrated his value by reaching 148 off 123 balls. As a result, Mahendra Singh Dhoni rose to prominence as one of India’s best wicketkeepers.
In 2007, India was left heartbroken after losing to Bangladesh. And Sri Lanka in the World Cup quarterfinals. Dhoni was instrumental in India’s victory in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011. Despite making it all the way to the World Cup quarterfinals in 2015. India was unable to defend its championship. As of 2017, Dhoni has stood down as captain of the Indian national team. But had remained a member of the squad. His international cricket career came to an end in 2020.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Style of Play
Dhoni has built a name for himself as a hard-hitting batsman and a lightning-quick wicketkeeper. He was also well-known for his use of the helicopter shot. And his superb fielding and catching abilities.
Ventures into Business
One of Mahendra’s more recent ventures has been the entertainment sector. It is which he has been involved with for many years. MSD Entertainment is the name of his producing firm. Mumbai is the home base for this production firm. From a documentary series on the Chennai Super Kings to further projects. Dhoni Entertainment and Banijay Asia joined up in 2019.
Many sporting teams are owned by Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Indian Super League football club Chennaiyin FC from Chennai. As well as Ranchi Rays a hockey team headquartered in Ranchi.
The SEVEN lifestyle brand was also founded by Mahendra in 2016. He is notably involved with the company’s footwear division. Both as a shareholder and as a manager. He invested in CARS24, a used-car marketplace, in the first quarter of 2019. In addition, he took on the role of business spokesperson. In 2018, he began serving as Indigo Paints’ brand ambassador. He was a Vice President of India Cements Ltd.. This is where he had previously held a senior position at Air India.
His yearly earnings were estimated to be $31.5 million in 2013. Further making him one of the world’s highest-paid athletes. In 2015, his earnings were estimated at $31 million. Throughout his career. He has earned additional cash from several brand sponsorships. With further making him one of the world’s most marketable sportsmen. Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the most expensive player in the Indian Premier League after signing a $1.5 deal with the Chennai Super Kings. Rising Pune Supergiant paid $1.9 million for him after the Chennai Super Kings were banned for two years.
Property of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
It was reported in 2021 that Mahendra Singh Dhoni has bought a new house in Pune’s Pimpri-Chinchwad district. A second Mumbai mansion was also being constructed at this time by Dhoni’s wife. He also has a ranch near Ranchi, India. This is where he raises a variety of animals, including horses.