Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for his helicopter shots, just as a helicopter doesn’t need any runaway to take off, this fabulous Cricketer does not needs any runaway setup for making runs. He hails from Rachi, Bihar and has seen the days of struggle.

Dhoni’s net worth is estimated and reviewed somewhere around $ 3.5 million.

Early life

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on 7th July 1981 in Rachi, Bihar. He was born to Devaki Devi and Pan Singh.  His father was retired serviceman of MECON. Dhoni was brought up along with his elder brother NS Dhoni and his elder sister Jayanti Gupta.

His brother was in politics, and his sister was a professional English language trainer. He received his academic foundation from Jawahar Vidya Mandir DAV and was into playing football and badminton during his initial days.

Dhoni previously was only habituated in playing in the school cricket team and was selected by the Central Coal Fields Limited (CCL) team; he was pointed out by Deval Sahay, an ex-Vice President of the Bihar Cricket Association. This brought him opportunities to enter into the First Class Cricket Association.

Though he failed to make the 1998- 99 seasons, he failed to be victorious under the U-19 squad or the other name Rest of India Squad. Dhoni was selected for the category of East zone U-19 for playing the CK Naidu trophy.


Dhoni made his first debut with Ranji Trophy under the Bihar Cricket team held during the year 1999, 2000. His score was 68 not out during the session of second innings. Dhoni was successful in scoring his maiden first-class century against Bengal just in the next season, but unfortunately, the team lost. During his initial days, he served as a railway employee which he acquired under the sports quota.

He moved to the town of Midnapore,  West Bengal and secured the position of a Ticket Examiner at Kharagpur Railway Station. Then in 2001, he got selected for appearing in the Duleep Trophy particularly for the East Zone. In 2002, he served fabulously in the Ranji Trophy and the famous Deodhar trophy that helped him to achieve immense recognition.  He was smart enough to grab the Deodhar Trophy in the year 2003-2004 sessions.

Eventually, Dhoni was ones again picked up for serving the India A Squad and moved to Zimbabwe and Kenya.  He was successful enough to take seven catches and had shown wonderful stumping styles on the pitch that was being played against Zimbabwe. He played an important role in making his team defeat Zimbabwe XI and also took enough effort to make his team win against Pakistan A two back to back matches.

He gave a jaw-dropping performance in the series and was noticed by the captain of Indian Cricket team Sourav Ganguly. His days of success came with the introduction of ODI series for the first class cricket session.

Dhoni was selected for his excellent gaming abilities, and finally, he was declared as a part of the National ODI team for the tour of Bangladesh in the year 2004 – 2005. But Dhoni was fortunate enough to make the victory fall upon him, he lost his match with runout and scored a duck in his very first debut match, though Dhoni couldn’t perform well, his spirit was high enough.  The selectors cheered him up and showed him the ways to have faith in destiny. They told him that Pakistan ODI is there to make his way.  The ODI came out to be successful as it was there where Dhoni made a wonderful 148 record-breaking score that was acquired by a wicketkeeper-batsman new to the field playing his fifth ODI.

Dhoni soon got a benchmark with several international records, he had several half centuries, his ODI records were fabulous and at the same time the Cricketer’s T20 records just worth mentioning. In all total Dhoni has received 6 Man of the Series Awards and in all total, he has been successful in getting 20 Man of the Match titles. He has been named in the ICC ODI and had been enlisted as the  Player of the year.

In the year 2007, he was successful enough to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and then in the year 2009; he was awarded the Padma Shri that is considered India’s fourth highest honor under the civilian category.

Personal life

Dhoni was in a relationship with a girl named Priyanka Jha in the year 2002. But the couple was not allowed by destiny to get united and have a settled life.

Priyanka collapsed after a car accident that was quite a fatal one, and Dhoni never knew about the mishap. Priyanka was his inspiration, and he was quite devastated by the sudden death of his girlfriend. It took a lot of time to make Dhoni get back to his professional career. Dhoni started to date Sakshi Singh Rawat from the year 2008; the couple met each other at Taj Bengal where she was serving as an intern after just after completing her graduation.

Sakshi was an alumna of Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad.  The two started knowing each other.  Both of there fathers were colleagues and work under the same department. The couple even attended the same school and Sakshi was seven years younger to Dhoni.  They soon got serious about their relationship and got married in the year 2010, 4th July.  They are parents to a cute little girl whom they named Ziva.

She was born on 6th February 2015.Dhoni won the World Cup in the year 2011, and Neeraj Pandey, the famous film director decided to make a short biopic on his achievements and life story,  the film was titled M. S Dhoni: The Untold Story that got a final release in the year 2016, 30th September.

Quick summary:

Full Name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Date of Birth: 7th July 1981

Birth Place: Rachi, Bihar

Age: 37 years old

Profession: Cricketer

Height: 1.75 m

Weight: 70 kg

Net worth: $ 3.5 million