The super hero of Indian cricket, MS Dhoni will turn 30 on July 7. He will celebrate his birthday at Windsor Park, Dominica during the India vs West Indies Test match. However, his fans can wish him at the comments section of this article.
THE EVER best Indian cricket captain, under whose belt India reached the top of all the three formats of Cricket, will turn 30 on Thursday, July 7. Yes I’m talking about none other than Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won for his country T20 World Cup in 2007, ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 and the status of No. 1 Test playing nation. He also captained Chennai Super Kings to victory in the Champions League in 2010 and in the IPL 2011.
MS Dhoni, who is also popular as Mahi among his team mates, friends and fans, was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, has been the recipient of many awards including the ICC ODI Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009, the highest sports award of the country, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award and the India's fourth highest civilian honour, Padma Shri in 2009.It is a co-incident that MS Dhoni debuted in all the three formats of Cricket in the month of December after a gap of one year each. First he debuted for the Indian side in an ODI on December 23, 2004 against Bangladesh at Chittagong. Next he made debut in the Test match against Sri Lanka at Chennai on December 2, 2005 and at Johannesburg on December 1, 2006, Mahi played his first T20 international.Dhoni has played 56 Test matches, 186 ODIs and 26 T20Is so far, where he scored 2948, 6049 and 451 runs respectively. In the Test matches, Mahi has scored four hundreds and 20 fifties, whereas in the ODIs he crossed the 100 mark in seven occasions and 50 marks in 38 innings. In the Test matches he has taken 56 catches and 25 stumps, whereas in the ODIs 181 catches and 60 stumps. He has won 15 Man-of-the-Match Awards in his international cricket career.Dhoni got married on July 4, 2010 with his long time sweet heart Sakshi Rawat at Dehradun. They were known each other since their school days in DAV School, Shamily in Ranchi.Mahi is the fond of high speed bikes and dogs and also the most endorsed cricketer with different brands. He is also the fond of Bollywood movies and music. Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, actor Amitabh Bachchan and cricketer Sachin Tendulkar are among his top three idols since school days.