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MS Dhoni 41st Birthday: The way the career started ended in the same way, read 41 interesting facts of Dhoni

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MS Dhoni 41st Birthday: The way the career started ended in the same way, read 41 interesting facts of Dhoni

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MS Dhoni Birthday: Former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 41st birthday is today i.e. on 7th July. Mahi is in London these days and will celebrate his birthday there. Dhoni (MS Dhoni) has played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20 Internationals in his career. Dhoni, who retired from international cricket, is still playing IPL. The performance of his team Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2022 has not been special. On the 41st birthday of Dhoni, we are going to tell you 41 facts related to him.

  • MS Dhoni is one of the many successful cricketers who started his career with a duck.
  • MS Dhoni is the first and only captain till date to have won all three ICC trophies.
  • Dhoni’s 218-run partnership with Mahela Jayawardene in an Afro-Asian match in 2007 was the highest sixth-wicket partnership in ODIs at that time.
  • MS Dhoni held the record for the highest score by a wicketkeeper in 2005 with an unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka.
  • In the same innings, Dhoni became the first Indian player to hit 10 sixes in an ODI.
  • MS Dhoni is the first captain to win the T20 World Cup. India defeated Pakistan in the final.
  • Dhoni made his debut under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly. After this he played international cricket under the captaincy of Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli. Recently Dhoni played IPL under the captaincy of Ravindra Jadeja.
  • As the captain of Chennai Super Kings, Dhoni has won both the IPL and the now defunct Champions League T20.
  • Dhoni has played 10 IPL finals. Of these, 9 have played for CSK and 1 for Rising Pune Supergiants.
  • Dhoni is the second most successful captain in IPL history. Under his captaincy, Chennai has won 4 trophies.
  • In the 2009 Champions Trophy, Dhoni bowled an over and took the wicket of Travis Dowlin.
  • MS Dhoni is the only captain to win a ball out in T20 Internationals after India defeated Pakistan in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
  • Despite being a huge success in international cricket, MS Dhoni never won the Ranji Trophy or any domestic tournament.
  • Dhoni was the first Indian captain to win a Test series on New Zealand soil in 41 years in 2009.
  • MS Dhoni was the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009. He was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2007.
  • MS Dhoni is in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Army.
  • MS Dhoni also has a brother, although it is not mentioned in the movie made on him.
  • In 2010/11, India managed to draw the Test series against South Africa in South Africa.
  • MS Dhoni remains the only player to score more than 8,000 runs in ODI cricket while batting at number 5 to 7.
  • MS Dhoni is the only player to captain more than 30 matches in T20 World Cup.
  • As captain, MS Dhoni won two Asia Cups in 2010 and 2016. Although he relinquished the captaincy during the 2016 Asia Cup, he got the opportunity to play his 200th ODI as captain.
  • MS Dhoni is the only wicketkeeper to have more than 100 stumpings in ODIs.
  • MS Dhoni has played 332 matches as captain in international cricket which is the most for any player.
  • MS Dhoni is the only player to have a partnership of 2000+ runs for the fifth wicket.
  • Dhoni started his career as a football goalkeeper.
  • Dhoni was the first player to register an annual brand value of Rs 300 crore.
  • MS Dhoni became the first Indian player to hit 200 sixes in ODIs on 30 June 2017.
  • MS Dhoni was honored with the Padma Shri award in 2009 and the Padma Bhushan award in 2018.
  • MS Dhoni has 829 dismissals in international cricket as a wicketkeeper, which is the third highest after Mark Boucher and Adam Gilchrist.
  • MS Dhoni has represented India in 535 international matches. MS Dhoni has represented India in 350 ODIs, 90 Test matches and 98 T20Is.
  • In total, MS Dhoni has captained 288 T20 matches which is the most for any player.
  • From 2010 to 2019, MS Dhoni played 143 consecutive matches for CSK.
  • MS Dhoni never scored an IPL century in 15 seasons.
  • Dhoni was a Ticket Checker (TC) in the Indian Railways.
  • Dhoni has played 13 seasons for Chennai, while Virat Kohli has played 15 seasons for RCB.
  • In January 2019, Dhoni became the 5th Indian player to score 10000 ODI runs.
  • Dhoni has won more than 100 matches in IPL as captain.
  • In 2013, Dhoni led India to six consecutive Test match wins, which is a record for India.
  • Dhoni had won two consecutive IPL titles. However, now Mumbai has also done the same.
  • Dhoni wore the number 7 jersey throughout his career, so he is also compared to Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Dhoni started his career with a run out and ended it too. He was run out in his last ODI match against Bangladesh in December 2004 and again for India in 2019.

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