Mahendra Singh (MS) Dhoni is one of the most renowned and stylish cricketers in cricket history. Without a doubt, ‘Captain Cool’ is one of the finest skippers in the history of the game. For more than a generation, he led India to success. The effectiveness of a skipper can be measured by his team’s play on the pitch, but what about off the ground?
Nowadays, it’s impossible to find someone who isn’t familiar with Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s name and renown. Dhoni, also known as Mahi, Captain Cool, and Thala in the International cricket world, has shown to be an unrivaled asset to the sport. Dhoni, who is from Jharkhand, Bihar, India grew up watching cricket superstars like Adam Gilchrist and Sachin Tendulkar. He has positioned himself as a well-known figure in the world of cricket.
So here are 10 interesting facts about MS Dhoni we bet you didn’t know
1. Job Career
Dhoni, like many other great people from diverse origins, had a surprising career before joining the cricket field. From 2001 to 2003, he worked for the South Eastern Rail system as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at the Kharagpur Train Station in Midnapore.
2. MS Dhoni Loves wrestling
MS Dhoni’s favorite WWE competitors are Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart and Hulk Hogan. He loves Wrestling
3. Team India Captaincy
Sachin Tendulkar nominated him as Team India’s skipper. What happened after that is history.
4.MS Dhoni honored by Indian Army
MS Dhoni is only the 2nd Indian, behind Kapil Dev, to be awarded an honorary status. The Indian Territorial Army promoted Dhoni to Lieutenant Colonel on November 1, 2011.
Before taking up cricket full-time, Mahi was a goalkeeper for his high school football club and dabbled in badminton.
6.Fond of long hairs
He had long hair in his initial decades of international cricket. He once mentioned that his hairstyle was inspired by John Abraham.
7. ICC trophies
He is the only skipper to have earned all three main ICC trophies for team India: The World Cup, the Premier Trophy, and the One-Day International World Cup.
8. Bike Enthusiast
MS Dhoni is a big motorbike fan, and he has a huge stash of exotics, vintage motorcycles, and even a few racing bikes. Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s love of motorcycles extends back to his college days when he raced a Rajdoot.
9. Favorite Food and Dishes
He enjoys eating chicken. His other preference is hot chocolate fudge in a sweet dish
10. Love for Hindi Songs
Mahi has a refined musical sense. He loves hearing old Hindi film songs and is a great Kishore Kumar admirer.