Top 10 Interesting Facts About MS Dhoni You Should Know

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August 16, 2020

Mahendra Singh Dhoni Announces Retirement From International Cricket

Yesterday, an Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced the retirement from international cricket. He is one of the most popular and cherished sportspersons from India. When he announced the news Twitterati showed how they gonna miss him.

Some share interesting stories about Dhoni and some share amazing moments with him. In this post, let’s talk about facts and trivia about MS Dhoni.

A Little Biography!

Name: Mahendra Singh Pansingh Dhoni

Nickname: Mahi, Captain Cool, MSD, Thala

Birthday: 7 July 1981

Batting: Right-handed

Bowling: Right-arm medium

Role: Wicket-keeper batsman

Once, He Was A TTE!

He was as a Travelling Ticket Examiner. He worked on this position at Kharagpur Railway Station for 2001 to 2003. Before entering into the international cricket.

Once, He Pranked Night Guards! 😉

We all know him for his wit. When he was employed in Indian railways, once, he and his friends did a prank which became quite a big story, the next day. They covered themselves with a white bedsheets and roamed around the complex in the night. The night guards thought there were ghosts. >:D

Helped India Topped the Test Cricket Rankings First Time

India reached the first position in the test cricket ranking first time, under the captaincy of MS Dhoni in 2009.

He is The Most Successful Test Captain in India!

With 27 test wins he became India’s most successful test cricket captain. He left behind legendary cricketer Saurav Ganguly who has a record of 21 test wins.

The First Indian Wicket-Keeper to Make 4000 Test Runs!

Dhoni is best known for his brilliant wicket-keeping. He also holds the record of the first indian wicker-keeper to make 4000 runs in test matches.

The Fastest Century Maker Indian Wicket-Keeper!

He made the record of the fastest century scorer Indian wicket-keeper. He made it with 148 against Pakistan in Faisalabad. 

Dhoni Retires from International Cricket Facts by Factober

The Fastest Century Maker Indian Wicket-Keeper!

He made the record of the fastest century scorer Indian wicket-keeper. He made it with 148 against Pakistan in Faisalabad. 

The World's First Non-Australian Captain To Win 100 Games!

Dhoni is the world’s third captain to win 100 games. And, first non-australian captain to achieve the same.

Before Cricket He Was Into Football and Badminton.

Initially, he was an excellent football and badminton player. He played at the district and club level in both football and badminton. Later, he chose cricket as a full-time sport.

The Secret Behind His Famous, 'Helicopter Shot'!

Dhoni’s Helicopter Shot is quite famous all over the world. It was taught to him by his friend Santosh Lal. It was during a tennis-ball tournament match in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

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