MS Dhoni: The Captain Cool of Indian Cricket – A Journey of Excellence

 

Brief About MS Dhoni:

MS Dhoni is a renowned former Indian cricketer and captain. In this blog, we hunt into this extraordinary career, from a small town boy to a brand himself, by highlighting his records, achievements, business, car and bike collection, net worth, & more.

 

Full Name Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Nick Name Mahi, MSD, Thala, Dhoni
Birth July 7, 1981 (Ranchi, Bihar) (now Jharkhand)
Age 42 years
Height 1.78 m (5’9’’)
Education Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Ranchi

Gossner College (B.com.) (1999)

Profession Indian International Cricketer (2004–2019)
Nationality Indian
Wife Sakshi Singh Dhoni
Daughter Ziva Singh Dhoni

 

 

Records & Achievements:

MS Dhoni is the only captain in the world who has led his team to victory in all major ICC tournaments. These are some of the major awards and trophies:

  • ICC World T20 — 2007
  • ICC Cricket World Cup — 2011
  • ICC Champions Trophy — 2013
  • Asia Cup — 2010, 2016
  • Indian Premier League (IPL) – 2010, 2011, 2018, 2021, 2023
  • Dhoni is the only player that has been awarded the ICC Player of the Year twice – 2008, 2009
  • Padma Bhushan – 2018
  • Padma Shri – 2009
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna – 2007, 2008

Awards

 

Ownership

  • Co-owner – Ranchi based Hockey Club known as Ranchi Rays, which is a franchise of the Hockey India League.
  • Co-owner – Chennaiyin FC, which is a Chennai-based Football Club which is an Indian Super League franchise.
  • Co-owner – FIM Supersports World Championship team, Mahi Racing Team India.

 

Business

  • SEVEN – In February 2016, MS Dhoni launched his brand “SEVEN”. He is the brand ambassador & owns the footwear side of the brand.
  • SportsFit by MS Dhoni – Over 200 Gyms across the country
  • Eeja Farm – He has been using around 10 acres of land in his 43 acres farmhouse located in Ranchi for Organic Farming.
  • Dhoni Entertainment – He has a production house & the first show produced was a web series that premiered on Hotstar “Roar of the Lion”.

Business

Cars & Bikes Collection:

MS Dhoni has a list of luxury Cars & SuperBikes. He has a bike museum at his farmhouse, located in Ranchi, Jharkhand. These are some of the cars and bikes that are known to be part of MS Dhoni’s collection.

Car Collection:

  • Ferrari 599 GTO
  • Hummer H2
  • Land Rover Freelander 2
  • Audi Q7
  • Mitsubishi Pajero SFX
  • GMC Sierra
  • Mahindra Scorpio
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
  • Nissan Jonga (an army vehicle)
  • Pontiac Firebird Trans AM (iconic muscle car)

Dhoni Cars

Bike Collection:

  • Confederate Hellcat
  • Kawasaki Ninja H2
  • Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R
  • Yamaha Thundercat
  • Ducati 1098
  • Hero Karizma ZMR
  • Yamaha RD350
  • Suzuki Hayabusa
  • Harley Davidson Fat Boy
  • Royal Enfield Machismo 500

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Please note that the collection might have been updated.

Movie & Series

  • Movie: “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story” (2016)

Directed by Neeraj Pandey, this Bollywood film stars Sushant Singh Rajput in the lead role, portraying the journey of Mahendra Singh Dhoni from his early life to becoming one of the most successful captains in Indian cricket history. The movie showcases his struggles, personal life, and his rise to fame. It provides an insight into Dhoni’s cricketing career and his path to becoming a national icon.

 

  • Hotstar series: “Roar of the Lion” (2019)

“Roar of the Lion” is a documentary series released on the digital platform Hotstar. It is a behind-the-scenes account of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) cricket team’s comeback in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after a two-year suspension. The series focuses on Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s leadership during that period and highlights the emotional journey of the team and its captain.

 

Territorial Army & Cricket Academy

In 2011, he was given an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army, where he underwent two weeks of basic training with the Parachute Regiment. Dhoni has been actively involved in various activities and events related to the Indian Army and has also participated in charity matches to support the armed forces.

Dhoni army

MS Dhoni has also established a school called the “MS Dhoni Cricket Academy.” The academy aims to provide quality cricket coaching and training to aspiring cricketers. It focuses on honing the skills and talent of young cricket enthusiasts and provides them with professional guidance. The MS Dhoni Cricket Academy has multiple branches located in different cities across India, offering coaching programmes for different age groups.

Net worth

MS Dhoni’s overall net worth is estimated to be around $127 million (INR 1040 Crores) in 2023. However, it’s important to note that net worth can fluctuate over time due to various factors such as investments, business ventures, endorsements, and other sources of income.

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