15 Lesser Known Facts About Ms Dhoni

By Kanishka Arora
  • Apr 17, 2017

01 - He made his ODI debut in the year 2004 against Bangladesh and got run out in the very first ball.
02 - Forbes magazine calculated his net worth about 13 million dollars which also exceeds the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s.
03 - Mahi is great friend of Bipasha Basu and John Abraham. 
04 - Dhoni played his debut Ranji Trophy match when he was just 19 years old in the year 1999.
05 - The ‘East zone squad’ which won the Deodar Trophy in the year 2004, rejected Dhoni at first saying he had an unconventional playing style.
06 - Dhoni paid a whooping amount of 20 crores just as tax in the year 2014 which made him the highest income tax payer in Jharkhand for sixth consecutive year.
07 - He has also made history by winning the ‘ICC player of the year’ award twice. He remains the only player to win it twice.

08 - Chennai Super Kings bought him for $1.5 million in the IPL in the very first season making him the most expensive player in the IPL.
09 - Shahrukh Khan is the only person to have more brand endorsements than MS Dhoni.
10 - He also holds the record for the most number of catches held in a single inning. His record is of 6 catches in the first inning of a test match in New Zealand in April 2009.
11 - His signature shot ‘The helicopter shot’ was taught to him by the former Jharkhand cricketer, Santosh Lal.
12 - Mahi even owns a racing team called Mahi Racing team India! The team competes in Super Sport World Championship. Mahi has partnership with a Telugu star Akkineni Nagarjuna.
13 - MS Dhoni has a need for speed. He has 23 superbikes and is still counting!
14 - MS Dhoni is actually a ‘Rajput’ and has roots in Uttarakhand.
15 - Dhoni is a non-vegetarian and he loves eating chicken.

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