Jersey No 7

For every Indian Fan  jersey No 7 will be an emotion. Mahendra Singh Dhoni, former Indian Captain. Nick name was Mahi. And a famous dialogue “Mahi mar raha h”. MS Dhoni joined Indian Cricket in 2004, and his first ODI match was against Bangladesh. In 2005 Dhoni played his first Test match against Sri-Lanka. Against South Africa in 2006 Dhoni played his debut match in T20 format.

Early Life:

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on 7th July 1981 in Ranchi, Bihar(now in Jharkhand). His parent names are Pan Singh and Devaki Devi. He also has sister name Jayanti Gupta and brother Narendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni completed his study at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir and he started badminton and football. Early he was an goalkeeper but later he impressed in wicket keeping and he started wicket keeping at commando Cricket Club. Later he selected for Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 championship and he performed well. Dhoni focused on cricket after 10th standard. He was a Travelling Ticket Examiner(TTE) at Kharagpur Railway Station from 2001 to 2003.

Career In Cricket:

Junior cricket in Bihar: Dhoni was selected by Devel Sahay to play for the Central Coal Fields Limited(CCL) team in 1998. Till 1998 Dhoni, who was in class 12th in school, had played only school cricket and club cricket and no professional cricket. One of the famous episodes, when Dhoni used to play for CCL, was when Deval Sahay used to gift him Rs 50 for each six that he hit in Sheesh Mahal tournament cricket matches.

Bihar Cricket Team: In 1999-2000 Dhoni made his first debut in Ranji Trophy and the made his first half century of 68* in second Innings against Assam Cricket Team. Dhoni scored his maiden first-class century while playing for Bihar against Bengal in the 2000/01 season, in a losing cause.

India A team: In the 2003/2004 season, especially in One day format Dhoni was picked for the India A squad for a tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya. In the tri-nation tournament involving Kenya, India A and Pakistan A, Dhoni helped India A chase down their target of 223 against Pakistan A with a half-century. Dhoni scored 362 runs in 6 innings at an average of 72.40 and his performance in the series received attention from the Indian Captain- Sourav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri, amongst others.

International Career:

The Indian ODI team in the early 2000s saw Rahul Dravid as the Wicket-Keeper to ensure thet the Wicket-Keeper to ensure that the Wicket-keeper spot didn’t lack in batting talent. With Dhoni making a mark in the India A squad, he was picked in the ODI squad for the Bangladesh tour in 2004/05.

2011 World Cup: Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India won the 2011 World Cup. In Final against Sri Lanka, chasing 275, Dhoni promoted himself up the batting order, coming before an in-form Yuvraj Singh. When he came to bat, India needed more than six runs per over with three top-order batsman already dismissed. Dhoni made 91 not out of 79 balls. Dhoni finished with a SIX and won the World Cup.


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