MS Dhoni is an Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian Cricket Team in the limited overs formats. Dhoni is considered to be the World’s most successful wicket-keeper who holds a record of most stumpings. He is the Vice President of India Cements Limited.
MS Dhoni Net Worth and Salary 2019
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has a Net Worth of $111 Million (Rs. 780 crores estimated). He is getting $4 Million salaries by playing cricket from the Indian team. He takes $1.5 Million as a salary from Chennai Super Kings Team in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He was featured at 23rd rank in the World’s Highest Paid Athletes for the year 2015. If we believe in reports then he earns $27 Million from several brand endorsements. He is the co-owner of the football team named Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League.
Biography of MS Dhoni
|Full Name||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|Birthdate||7th July 1981|
|Birth Place||Ranchi, India|
|Role||Wicket Keeper, Batsman|
|Wife||Sakshi Singh Rawat|
He did his primary education from DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir in Ranchi. After completion of his 10th standard, he started to focus on cricket with a continuation of his study. Dhoni did his graduation in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from St. Xavier’s College in Ranchi. He previously worked as a TTE at Kharagpur Railway Station for three years from 2001 to 2003.
He was playing cricket mainly from school cricket club till his higher secondary education but later in 1998, he selected to play for CCL Team. He was selected by Deval Sahay who was the Cricket President of Ranchi district at that time. Dhoni impressed him by his hitting shots and he later selected in the Bihar Team to play in the Ranji Trophy for season 1999-2000. He made 68 runs in his first domestic debut match and scored 283 runs in 5 matches.
Dhoni starts receiving attention after his efforts in the Ranji Trophy and Deodhar Trophy. Dhoni scored a half-century in the 2nd innings of the Duleep Trophy season 2003-04 and his performance pushing him to the India A team. He impressed for his wicket keeping skill by 4 stumpings and 7 catches in the match played against Zimbabwe XI.
He started his international cricket career through One Day Internationals and made his ODI debut on 23rd December 2004 against Bangladesh with running out at 0. Later Dhoni made his Test debut on 2nd December 2005 against Sri Lanka and scored 30 runs. He played his debut T20 International match on 1st December 2006 against South Africa again out with scoring zero. On 30th December 2014, he declared his retirement from Test cricket by playing his last Test match on 26th December 2014 against Australia.
In 2008, Dhoni bought by the IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings and he became the most expensive cricketer at that IPL auction. He is holding the captaincy of the CSK team from the beginning. CSK won three IPL titles under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.
Achievements and Records
- Holds the record for hitting most International Sixes as a captain (204 sixes)
- Most International Stumpings (161)
- Spotted in the list of one of the most Influential People in the World by Time magazine (2011)
- Released a biopic film about him named M.S. Dhoni – The Untold Story (2016)
- Listed at 23rd spot in the World’s Highest Paid Athletes for the year 2015 by Forbes
- Holding the record of the highest score made by a wicketkeeper (183)
- First Indian player to hit 200 sixes in One Day Internationals
- Holds the record of most successful Indian captain in the Test cricket
Dhoni signed with several endorsements of brands for advertisements. Presently he endorsed with 20 brands including Pepsi, Lays Wafer, Ashok Leyland, Aircel, Reebok, TVS Motors, Dabur Chayawanprash, McDowell’s Soda and more.
- Padma Bhushan (2018)
- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (2007-08)
- Padma Shri (2009)
- Three ICC World Test XI Awards (2009, 2010, 2013)
- Eight ICC World ODI XI Awards (2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
- Two ICC ODI Player of the Year (2008, 2009)
Nick Name(s) of MS Dhoni
Dhoni referred to as “The Finisher” who finishes the match by hitting a boundary or six at the last ball of the match. He is also known as Mahi.
Early and Personal Life
He was born into Hindu Rajput family in Ranchi. His father named Pan Singh and his mother named Devaki Devi. Dhoni has a brother named Narendra Singh and a sister named Jayanti Gupta. He married to his schoolmate Sakshi Singh Rawat on 4th July 2010. He has a daughter named Ziva who born on 6th February 2015.