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Full                        name:                        Mahendra                           Singh                         Dhoni
D.O.B:                                     7th                                    July,                                    1981
Place                           of                        Birth:                          Ranchi,                         Bihar
Nickname: Mahi

Cricketing information

Role:     Captain    of   the   Indian    ODI    and    Twenty20     team   and     Vice     captain   of   the    Test    team
Batting                         style:                      Right                         hand                        batsman
Bowling                          style:                      Right                         arm                        medium
Field                                                  position:                                                  Wicketkeeper
Clubs played: Jharkhand

Cricketing profile

Mahendra Singh Dhoni started his first class career in the year 1999-2000. His one day international debut came after
playing five years of first class cricket on the 23rd of December 2004 against Bangladesh. The venue of the match was
in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Unfortunately, he was run out on the first ball he faced. It wasn’t a great debut for him
where batting is concerned. Luck wasn’t on his side in the first four matches he played. Where as on the fifth match
which was played against Pakistan in Visakhapatnam, Dhoni came to the crease one down and managed to score 148
runs from just 123 balls. He hit 15 boundaries and four sixes. He got his first man of the match award that day. Not
only a good wicketkeeper but Dhoni proved himself to be a first class batsman too. He is one of the few finest
wicketkeeper batsman India has seen after a very long time.

On the 31st of October, Dhoni broke the record of highest runs scored by a wicket keeper by securing 183 runs
against Srilanka which was played at Jaipur. Adam Gilchrist was the former record holder with 172 runs.

Before he started playing cricket, he was a football goalkeeper. Its said he drinks around four litres of milk everyday
but he denied it by saying that has been exaggerated a bit. He said he loves milk and drinks around a litre on a daily

On the 2nd of December 2005, Dhoni made his Test cricket debut against Srilanka which was played in Chennai,

Personal profile
Dhoni was born and brought up in the city of Ranchi. He has two siblings. A sister who is married and a brother who
lives in Almora. Almora is a high-lying town at the foot of the Himalaya which is his father’s home town. His father’s
name is Pan Singh and mother’s name is Devki Devi.

His hobbies and interests include:

           Hearing music, ghazals and songs by Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar
           Loves to ride bikes
           Enjoys playing computer games and badminton

Not interested in:

           English songs
           Working out at gyms

Special qualities:

           Thinks positive
           Highly confident about himself
           Is aggressive on the field

His Idol:

           Adam Gilchrist

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