Happy Birthday MS Dhoni 2024 Photos, Wishes, Age, Awards, Facts Updated Information

Happy Birthday MS Dhoni 2024 Dhoni was born on 7 July 1981 in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand) in a Hindu Rajput family to Pan Singh and Devaki Devi. MS Dhoni, one of the most successful captains in the history of Indian cricket, celebrates his 43rd birthday today. He led India to victory in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 and secured their second ODI World Cup title four years later under his captaincy. In 2013, Dhoni led the Indian team to triumph in the Champions Trophy against England. His success extends beyond international cricket, as he has secured five Indian Premier League (IPL) titles, establishing himself as one of the most accomplished captains in IPL history. Most recently, he led the Chennai Super Kings to their fifth IPL title in 2023.

Latest Update: MS Dhoni celebrated his 43rd birthday on July 07, 2024. His wife Sakshi shared an epic video on Instagram from the celebration. One of India’s finest cricketers ever, and the evergreen ‘captain cool’ MS Dhoni turned 43 on July 07, 2024.`

India recently won the T20 World Cup. MS Dhoni, in a heartfelt message, thanked the team for the victory. He called it a precious birthday present and congratulated them for their calmness and self-belief. Dhoni expressed gratitude on behalf of all Indians worldwide for bringing home the World Cup. The post was shared on Instagram by MS Dhoni. As MS Dhoni celebrates his 43rd birthday today, July 7, we take a look at some of his interesting facts and top knocks.

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MS Dhoni’s Top Awards And 43 Facts About Him

Before becoming a professional cricketer, Dhoni used to work as a ticket collector at the Kharagpur railway station.

  • During the initial phase of his cricket career, Dhoni used to have long hair.
  • In Tests, he first played against Sri Lanka in December 2005.
  • Dhoni’s first T20I appearance came a year later against South Africa.
  • Dhoni notched his maiden Test half-century in December 2005 against Sri Lanka.
  • He led the Indian Test team for the first time in April 2008.
  • In November that year, Dhoni handled the leadership duties of the Test team for the first time.
  • India became the number one Test team for the first time under Dhoni’s captaincy in December 2009.
  • Dhoni scored his maiden Test double hundred against Australia in February 2013.
  • In ODIs, he has led India to the most number of matches (200).
  • Dhoni has also captained India to the most number of T20Is (72).
  • Dhoni stepped down from Test captain’s position midway through India’s tour of Australia in December 2014.
  • He also retired from Test cricket back then.
  • Dhoni relinquished captaincy duties in the limited-overs cricket in January 2017.
  • In IPL, Dhoni first featured in April 2008 against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings).
  • ‘Thala’ holds the record for most IPL appearances (264).
  • Dhoni also became the first player to take part in 250 IPL games.
  • He has so far led a franchise to the most number of IPL matches (226).
  • With five IPL titles under his belt, Dhoni is the most successful skipper in the the competition along with Rohit Sharma.
  • He has also led Chennai Super Kings to two Champions League T20 trophies in 2010 and 2014.
  • Dhoni captained India to their first-ever T20 World Cup title in 2007.
  • India, under Dhoni’s captaincy, won their second ODI World Cup title in 2011.
  • Dhoni led India to Champions Trophy glory in 2013.
  • He became the first captain to clinch all three ICC tournaments.
  • He holds the record for the third-highest dismissals (829) in international cricket.
  • Overall, Dhoni has the most number of stumpings (195) across all three formats of the game.
  • In 2009. Dhoni was honoured with the Padma Shri.
  • He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2018.
  • Dhoni married Sakshi Singh in July 2010.
  • Dhoni and Sakshi welcomed a baby girl, Ziva, on February 6, 2015.
  • Dhoni is passionate about bikes and he is known for his jaw-dropping collection.
  • The legendary India skipper recently purchased the Jawa 42 Bobber.
  • In 2023, Dhoni expanded his garage with the addition of a Mercedes-AMG 632 SUV.
  • Dhoni loves listening to Kishore Kumar’s songs and old classical music.
  • Apart from cricket, Dhoni also closely follows WWE and football.
  • Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020.
  • In international cricket, Dhoni was last seen in action in the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand.
  • The BCCI has retired Dhoni’s jersey number 7.

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MS Dhoni’s Top-5 IPL Knocks

84 not out vs RCB, 2019 In 2019, MS Dhoni scored his highest IPL innings of 84 not out against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, hitting 84 runs off 48 balls. However, despite Dhoni’s impressive performance, Chennai Super Kings suffered a narrow one-run loss in the match.

70 not out vs RCB, 2018 In IPL 2018, the captain displayed his impressive batting skills by scoring an unbeaten 70 off 34 balls to help his team secure a convincing five-wicket victory while chasing a challenging target of 206 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

79 not out vs PBKS, 2018 During IPL 2018, MS Dhoni delivered an impressive innings of 79 not out from 44 balls against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings), including six boundaries and five sixes.

67 not out vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 2013 During a run chase, MS Dhoni showcased his outstanding batting skills once more, this time against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He scored an unbeaten 67 runs off 37 balls, leading Chennai Super Kings to a captivating five-wicket victory.

70 not out vs RCB, 2011During an IPL 2011 match against Royal Challengers Bengaluru, MS Dhoni displayed his skill once more. Chennai-based side batted first and scored 128 runs, with Dhoni’s exceptional unbeaten 70 off 40 deliveries. Despite Dhoni’s remarkable performance, Chennai Super Kings suffered an eight-wicket loss.

MS Dhoni’s Top-5 Knocks For India And Chennai Super Kings:

183 not out vs Sri Lanka, 2005 In 2005, MS Dhoni scored an unbeaten 183 runs off 145 balls against Sri Lanka, marking his highest ODI score. He achieved this feat while chasing a target of 299, hitting 15 boundaries and 10 sixes. India emerged victorious with 23 balls remaining in the match.

224 vs Australia, 2013 In 2013, MS Dhoni scored his first and highest double century in Test cricket against Australia, hitting 224 runs in the first innings. India emerged victorious in that match, winning by eight wickets.

148 vs Pakistan, 2005 Dhoni delivered another remarkable performance in April 2005 in Visakhapatnam when playing against traditional rivals Pakistan. Batting early in the second ODI, he produced a memorable innings.148 runs off 123 balls. His ferocious innings comprised 15 boundaries and four sixes.

148 vs Pakistan, 2006During the Faisalabad Test in January 2006, he delivered another impressive performance against Pakistan, scoring 148 runs to lead India to a strong total of 603 in the first innings of the match.

56 vs England, 2017In 2017, MS Dhoni achieved his highest score against England in T20Is, scoring a rapid 56 runs from 36 balls to help India reach a formidable total of 202. India emerged victorious in that game, winning by a margin of 75 runs.

How to wish MS Dhoni a Birthday?

Your incredible leadership and cricketing prowess have inspired millions around the world. Wishing you a fantastic year ahead filled with joy, success, and great health. Enjoy your special day, Captain Cool!🩷

Will Dhoni play IPL 2025?

If Dhoni continues to play for CSK, the franchise is sure to retain him for 2025 as a mega auction is planned ahead of the next season. On this topic, Viswanathan said no discussions have taken place with the BCCI over the number of players a team can retain ahead of IPL 2025.

Happy birthday Ms Dhoni Photos 2024

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