Friday, 25 March 2011

Mahendra Singh DhoniBiography,

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Full Name : Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Nick Name : Dhoni, Mahi
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Birth Date : July 7, 1981
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Zodiac Sign : Cancer
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Birth Place : Ranchi, Bihar - India
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Family :
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Father : Pan Singh (MECON employee)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Mother : Devki Devi
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Sister : Jayanti Gupta
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Brother : Narendra
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Pets :
Sam (German Shepherd)
Zara (black Labrador)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Profession : Cricket Player
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Major teams : India, Asia XI, Jharkhand, Chennai Super Kings
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Batting style : Right-handed batsman
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Fielding Position : Wicketkeepe
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Bowling Style : Right-arm medium
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Favourite Shot: Lofted shot over mid wicket, the patented helicopter shot
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Lucky number : 7
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Education :
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's School: DAV school, Ranchi
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's College: Gossner College
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Motto of his life : Never give up
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Cricket Debut :
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Test Debut : India v Sri Lanka at Chennai - Dec 2-6, 2005
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ODI Debut :Bangladesh vs. India at Chittagong – December 23, 2004
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Twenty20 Int. debut : South Africa v India at Johannesburg - Dec 1, 2006
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Favorite Cricketers: Adam Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Favorite Actress : Angelina Jolie
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Favorite Actor : Amitabh Bachan
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Favorite Model : Deepika Padukone
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Favorite Outfit : T-shirt, jackets, designer jeans and designer-boots.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Favorite Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's His characteristics : Thinks positive
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Favorite Movies : Agneepath and Sholay
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Favorite Accessories :Chunky Watches.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Favorite Food: Chicken butter masala with naan, chicken tikka pizza and all home made foods
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Favorite Bollywood idol:John Abraham
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Favorite Sports: badminton, hockey, football, table tennis
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Present: When India won the 2007 World Twenty20 under his captaincy.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Achievements :
Won the Pepsi & MTV Youth Icon of the year 2006.
Nominated for NDTV Youth Icon of the year 2006.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Dislikes :
He Dislikes English songs
He Dislikes Working out at gyms
He Dislikes Drives Scorpio, Pajero

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Hobbies and interests :
Hearing music, ghazals and songs by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar
He Loves to ride bikes
He Enjoys playing badminton
He loves gossips
He hip-hop
He Likes to play Computer games Counter Strike, Black Hawk Down, Men of Valor


Milk-a-holic : He drinks a litre of milk everyday. It can be milkshake, hot chocolate or anything.
He Hates : people with double standards and those who 'butter him up'.
He Highly confident about himself
He Is aggressive on the field

Famous opinion : "I feel we (cricketers from small towns) are tougher than players from metros. In Ranchi, there were no

academics, good gyms or high-profile coaches, so we had to learn the cricket hard way. "

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Cricketing Facts :
He was selected for the district and club level in both football and cricket. But his football instructor Mr. K. R. Banerjee sent him to

play cricket.

Based on his club cricket performances, he was picked for the 1997-98 Vinoo Manked Trophy U-16 Championship.
On the 31st of October, he broke the record of highest runs scored by a wicket keeper by securing 183 runs against Srilanka which

was played at Jaipur.


Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Records:
Holds the record for highest runs scored by a wicketkeeper, i.e. 183 not out. His innings of 183 not out is the highest score made by

anyone in the second innings of an ODI.
He hit the most number of sixes by an Indian in an Innings, and the second highest in ODI cricket, which is a total of 10 sixes.
Made a record of scoring 120 runs in an ODI from boundaries and sixes(15 boundaries and 10 sixes).
Is the only second Indian to reach 1st position on LG's ICC ODI batting rankings.
On 31st October 2005 Mahendra Dhoni scored 183* runs of just 145 balls, accompanying that there are a list of records which he

broke
Became the first Indian to hit 10 sixes in an ODI.
He hit 10 Sixes, the most by an Indian in an Innings, and the second highest in ODI cricket (The highest is 11 by Sanath Jayasuriya

and Shahid Afridi)
He broke Adam Gilchrist's record of 172 for the highest score made by a wicket keeper
He is the second highest in scoring maximum runs in boundaries after Herchelle Gibbs of South Africa
In this match Kumar Sangakkara also made a century, making it the first match in which both wicket keepers scored a century
He has an average of 48.89 giving him the 4th highest average in the world overall
The highest Indian average
Highest average for a wicketkeeper.
2nd Highest average among those who have made more than 1200 runs in one day international cricket
Highest strike rate among the top 5 averages
He has a strike rate of 100.96 giving him the sixth highest strike rate overall
The highest by an Indian
The 4th highest among players who have made more than 1000 runs in International Cricket
In April 2006 Dhoni was briefly ranked No.1 in the ICC one day Batsmen's ratings. He is currently ranked No. 4 after a poor series in

the West Indies.
Statistics are true as of 30/4/06




Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Batting Statstics
Cricket Type Test ODI Twenty20
Matches Played 36 135 13
Innings Played 57 121 12
Not Outs 6 32 3
Runs 1854 4385 215
Highest 148 183 * 45
Balls Faced 2996 4815 207
200+ 0 0 0
100’s 1 4 0
50’s 14 30 0
4’s 215 336 16
6’s 32 98 4
Catches / Stamps 85 / 18 132/ 41 3 / 0
Avg 36.35 49.26 23.88
St/R 61.88 91.06 103.86

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