MS Dhoni: Journey from Small-town Beginnings to Cricket Icon

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MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. His father worked in junior executive positions at MECON, a state agency.

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Other Interest

During his school days, MS Dhoni was also interested in football and badminton but eventually, his attraction shifted completely towards cricket.

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Domestic Cricket and Selection

Dhoni began his career playing domestically for Bihar, showcasing superb batting and quick wicketkeeping skills. His standout performances led to selection in India 

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International Debut

Dhoni made his international debut for India in an ODI against Bangladesh in December 2004. 

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Rise to Stardom

Dhoni became India's limited-overs captain in 2007, leading the team to triumphs in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.

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Records and Milestones

Dhoni's records include the most matches as India's captain, most dismissals by an Indian wicketkeeper, and highest international runs as a wicketkeeper-batsman.

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Beyond Cricket

 Dhoni extends his influence beyond cricket through business ventures, co-owning Chennaiyin FC in the ISL and Ranchi Rays in Hockey.

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MS Dhoni's journey from a small-town cricket enthusiast to a global icon is celebrated for his humility, sportsmanship, and contributions.

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