M S Dhoni has made India proud. He has contributed extraordinarily to make India one of the most outstanding champions of cricket. Most of the prestigious national awards were won by him.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on 7th July 1981 to the mother, Devaki Devi and the father, Pan Singh. His journey from a travelling ticket examiner (TTE) to one of the best cricketers has been admiring for everyone. He has been an outstanding captain of Indian Cricket team. The year, 2004 marks his debut in ODI against Bangladesh.India, under his captaincy, won back to back cricket matches.
It is under Dhoni’s captaincy that India in more than forty years became the first team to defeat Australia in a Test series. In 2007, India won ICC World Twenty 20. Asia Cups were won in 2010 and 2016.His dedication made India win ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. In fact, India climbed no. 1 in the ICC Test Rankings under his captaincy. His fame and popularity are extraordinarily outstanding.
They are worth admiration. His contributions had inspired making his biopic, titled, “M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story.” In 2007, Dhoni won Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. India’s third and fourth highest awards, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri were won by him for his remarkable contributions in the field of sports.
He also was conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army. He became the second Indian cricketer after Kapil Dev to receive this honour. Besides these, he also won other popular awards for his excellent journey as a cricketer.