Mahendra Singh Dhoni commonly known as M.S. Dhoni is a professional Indian Cricket Player who played for the Indian Cricket Team and is among the highest-paid cricketers with a net worth in the millions even after his retirement. This article is all about MS Dhoni’s lifestyle, career, retirement, and net worth.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Basic Information
Name: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Birth Date: 7 July 1981
Birth Place: Ranchi, Jharkhand
Height: 5ft 11 inches
Weight: 70 kg
Father’s Name: Pan Singh
Mother’s Name: Devki Devi
Sister’s Name: Jayanti Gupta
Wife’s Name: Sakshi Singh Dhoni
Daughter’s Name: Ziva Dhoni
School: DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir
Favorite Cricketer: Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Actor: Amitabh Bacchan
Favorite Singer: Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Sport other than Cricket: Football and Badminton
Indian Team Debut: December 23, 2004, against Bangladesh
Role: Wicket Keeper, Batsman
IPL Debut: April 19, 2008
Role: Wicket Keeper, Batsman
Team India Salary: Rs 3 Crore/Year
IPL Salary: Rs 15 Crore for IPL 2021
MS Dhoni Net Worth in Dollars: $110 Million
MS Dhoni Net Worth in Rupees: ₹826 Crore
MS Dhoni Retirement Date: August 15, 2020
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a former International Cricketer from India who captained the Indian Cricket Team. He first captained the Indian cricket team in a limited-overs format in 2007 and continued till 2017. Then in the next year in 2008, he captained Indian Cricket Team in the test format.
Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, India has won many prestigious trophies like the inaugural ICC T20 Cricket World Cup, 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, 2010, and 2016 Asia Cup.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni plays as a wicket-keeper and batsmen for Team India and IPL team Chennai Super Kings. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is considered the greatest wicket-keeper and greatest middle-order batsman in the world.
MS Dhoni did his international debut for India in an ODI match against Bangladesh on December 23, 2004. The match was played in MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He did his test debut for India against Sri Lanka on 2nd December 2005. He did his test debut in the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, India. He made his international T20 debut against South Africa on 1st December 2005 in the Wanderers Stadium in Sandton, South Africa.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni did his IPL debut playing for Chennai Super Kings against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) on April 19, 2008, in IS Bindra Stadium in Punjab, India.
MS Dhoni is playing IPL since 2008 and won the title 3 times with Chennai Super Kings in 2010, 2011, and 2018 where he consecutively won the title 2 times in 2010 and 2011. During these 13 years, he played for 2 different teams. From 2008 to 2015, he played Chennai Super Kings and in 2016 and 2017 he played for Rising Pune Super Giants. MS Dhoni has earned more than Rs 137 Crore in these years from IPL, making him the player with the highest net worth. Dhoni hasn’t announced any retirement plans from IPL as of now.
Education and Early Life of MS Dhoni
Dhoni was born in a Hindu Family in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand). His father’s name is Pan Singh who worked at MECON as a junior manager. His mother’s name is Devki Devi and she is a housemaker. He has an elder sister named Jayanti Gupta and a brother Narendra Singh Dhoni.
He completed his studies at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir in Shyamali, Ranchi. In the beginning, he was interested in playing Football and Badminton. He was even selected at the district level in football. Dhoni played as a goalkeeper for his football team. Dhoni was later selected as a wicketkeeper by the cricket coach of his school. He impressed his coach and the other teammates with his game although he came from a different game.
He impressed the coaches so much that he became the wicketkeeper of the Commando Cricket Club and started playing regularly. He was selected for the U-16 Vinoo Mankad trophy based on his performance for the Commando Club. MS Dhoni also performed well in the Vinoo Mankad Trophy. After the 10th standard, he took cricket seriously and started practicing to get better.
MS Dhoni International Career and Stats
Mahendra Singh Dhoni made his international debut in an ODI match against Bangladesh on 23rd December 2004. The match was played in the MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong, Bangladesh. His debut match was not up to the mark as he got run out for a duck. His debut and the series against Bangladesh were average but still, he was selected for the next series against Pakistan where he smashed 148 runs in 123 balls. This was the highest score ever scored by an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman.
MS Dhoni made his test debut for India against Sri Lanka on 2nd December 2005 in MA Chidambaram Stadium. Dhoni replaced Dinesh Karthik as the wicketkeeper of the Indian Team. In his debut match, he scored 30 runs but the game was stopped by rain. He performed well in the test and helped the team to put up a target of 436 runs and bowled out the Sri Lankan team for 247.
Dhoni made his T20 debut on 1st December 2005, at the Wanderers Stadium, Sandton. Just like his ODI debut, his T20 debut was also not good as he got out for a duck. But the result was something different as India won that match.
MS Dhoni Career Stats
ODI Career Stats (Debut 2004)
Not Out: 84
Highest Score: 183
Strike Rate: 87.56
The 50s: 73
MS Dhoni did his ODI debut against Bangladesh.
Test Career Stats (Debut 2005)
Not Out: 16
Highest Score: 224
Strike Rate: 59.12
The 50s: 33
Dhoni did his Test Career debut against Sri Lanka.
T20 Career Stats (Debut 2006)
Not Out: 42
Highest Score: 56
Strike Rate: 126.13
The 50s: 2
Dhoni did his T20 career debut against South Africa
MS Dhoni IPL Career Stats (Debut 2008)
Not Out: 69
Highest Score: 84
Strike Rate: 136.76
The 50s: 23
MS Dhoni did his IPL Debuut against Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings)
MS Dhoni Awards, Trophies, and Achievements
MS Dhoni is considered the most successful captain in Indian Cricket History. He is the only captain who has won all the major international trophies. As a captain of the Indian Cricket Team, Dhoni won three major international trophies: the 2007 ICC T20I World Cup, the 2011 ICC ODI World Cup, and the 2013 Champions Trophy.
In 2007-2008 he was awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. In 2009, MSD was awarded Padma Shri which is India’s fourth-highest civilian award. Then again in 2018, Dhoni was awarded Padma Bhushan Award which is India’s third-highest civilian award.
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MS Dhoni Net Worth and Earnings
MS Dhoni Net Worth
The net worth of MS Dhoni is around USD 110 Million and in rupees, it is around Rs. 826 crore. MS Dhoni is among the highest paying athletes in India and his earnings from different sources are the main reason why he is the player with the highest net worth. When MS Dhoni, the captain of the Indian team he was awarded an A+ grade contract which very few players can achieve.
When Dhoni was playing for India, he was among the top earners in the team with an annual income of Rs. 3 Crore. Only a few players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah are now earning Rs 3 Crore annually by playing first-class international cricket for team India.
Dhoni is also earning from IPL. He is playing for Chennai Super Kings and according to his current contract, he is getting paid Rs. 15 Crore per season. He is the only player in IPL to get such a lucrative paycheque. Dhoni has earned more than Rs 150 Crore from IPL in these 13 years. Earning from IPL adds a good amount to the net worth of MS Dhoni.
Other than cricket, Dhoni has other sources of income also. Dhoni is the brand ambassador of many brands in India. One of his main sources of income is brand endorsements and he charges around Rs. 4-6 Crore a day.
There was a time Dhoni was considered the King of Brand Endorsements. All these endorsements have added a good amount to the net worth of MS Dhoni. Retirement hasn’t affected the brand value of MS Dhoni as his net worth kept on rising.
Other than endorsements, Dhoni is the owner of multiple businesses. Dhoni has invested in different businesses and he owns some of them. List of some of his owned businesses are:
Sportsfit World Gym
All these investments made by MS Dhoni adds up to his net worth which makes him among the highest-earning athletes in India even after he retires from international cricket.
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MS Dhoni Retirement from International Cricket
Dhoni announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on 15th August 2020. 15th August 2020 was India’s 74th independence. He announced his retirement on Instagram. MS Dhoni’s Instagram post about his retirement contains his pictures and videos from his glorious cricket career.