MS Dhoni Birthday Special: Team India top wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 40 years on 7th July. MS Dhoni has made a different and special identity in Indian Cricket by his super and remarkable games.
Dhoni is fond of football and badminton and played the former before coming to cricket. The CSK captain MSD is a huge fan of Manchester United and his jersey no.7 is a tribute to the Premier League side.
Dhoni was born in Ranchi and he hails from a Hindu Rajput family. His paternal village Lwali is in the Langara block of the Almora District of Uttarakhand. Dhoni’s parents moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi where his father Pan Singh worked in junior management positions in MECON. Dhoni has a sister Jayanti Gupta and a brother Narendra Singh Dhoni.
MS Dhoni has conferred the rank of honorary lieutenant-colonel in the Indian Territorial Army for his contribution to cricket. In August 2019 he completed a two-week stint with the Territorial Army in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Former Indian skipper boasts of a luxurious bike collection including the likes of Kawasaki Ninja H2, Confederate X132 Hellcat, Yamaha RD350, Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14R, Ducati 1908, Harley-Davidson Fat Boy.
MSD launched lifestyle brand SEVEN in 2016 and owns the footwear side of the brand. He also spent in Cars24 and is the brand ambassador of the same.
MS Dhoni was awarded the ICC Spirit of Cricket Award of the Decade twice. MS Dhoni was captain of the ICC World ODI XI five times while featuring in the side eight times. Captain Cool announced his retirement from International Cricket on 15 August 2020.