Mahendra Singh Dhoni, present captain of the Indian cricket tem, has been one of the most talented, successful and charismatic cricketers in the history of Indian cricket. He is a middle order batsman as well as the wicket keeper of Team India, who made his international debut in 2004.
Born: 7th July, 1981 (33 years)
Spouse: Married Sakshi Rawat on 4th July, 2010
Net Worth: USD 120 Million
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar. He initially started playing football as a goal keeper, but shifted to cricket when he was in tenth standard.before coming into professional cricket, Dhoni was a TTE in Indian Railways. He was linked with the Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu, but surprised everyone by suddenly getting married to his long time friend Sakshi Rawal, who hails from Dehradun. He has an enigmatic personality, always charming his fans, who follows his dressing sense and hair styles ardently. He is fond of collecting bikes. Dhoni co-owns the ISL team called Chennaiyin FC, in addition to endorsing brands like Reebok, Pepsico, Reliance Energy, Videocon, NDTV, Aircel, TVS and many more. Currently, he works as the Vice President of India Cements Ltd, which owns the IPL team, Chennai Super Kinks, which is captained by him.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni holds the record for being the most successful Indian cricket captain, after he took over in 2007. The team lifted titles like ICC World Cup 2011, ICC Champions Trophy 2013 and ICC World Twenty20 under his leadership. The team got the number one ranking in ICC Test Ranking in 2009 under his captaincy. Additionally, he led Chennai Super Kings as the most successful team in IPL too. Dhoni has received many honors in his career, including Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Padma Shri, besides being the ICC ODI Player of the Year in 2008 and 2009. He is on 22nd spot in the list of highest paid athletes by Forbes, in 2014, making an earning of USD 30 Million.