Mahinder Singh Dhoni aka Dhoni aka Captain Cool aka Mahi – all are names of the one legendary cricketer that India ever had. He is one of the most charismatic and most talked about players of the Indian cricket team – from Dhoni’s hairstyle to his batting technique everything has been talk of the tabloids. But, somehow still, Dhoni is a mystery to everyone who is a loving husband, a caring father, and a motorbike collector. Well, these are a few facts that we all know about Dhoni, but there are some other unknown and interesting facts about the personality of this blasting cricketer that haven’t gotten into the limelight yet. So, today, we are going to unfold a few facts about Dhoni’s life that most cricket fans don’t know –
Fact 1. He’s an Armyman
Yes, Dhoni doesn’t look handsome in the blue jersey only – he looks dashing in the army uniform too. MS is the second cricketer of Indian army history after Kapil Dev who is given the honorary title by the army. On November 1, 2011, Dhoni was given the title of Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army.
Fact 2. He is John Abraham’s Fan
Dhoni who has millions of fans – is a fan of Bollywood actor John Abraham in real life. If you are following Dhoni, then you must remember his long and wavy hairstyle. It has been revealed by Dhoni in one of his interviews that he opted to keep his hairstyle long after following Bollywood actor John Abraham. So, Dhoni is a hardcore Bollywood fan like everyone us.
Fact 3. He is a Dog Lover
Dhoni is a big-time dog lover. In his life, his two dogs play a very significant role. Zarah and Sam are two priced possessions of Dhoni who have been captured with their master on multiple occasions. Sometimes they accompany Dhoni on the field as well.
Fact 4. His Debut was Smashing Hit
Dhoni is known to pull Team India out of various crucial situations through his flying hit. The entry of Dhoni into mainstream cricket was also been a flying hit – he debuted for Bihar in the Ranji Trophy in 1999-2000 where against Assam he had created a massive score of 68 not out. In the entire series, Dhoni created a remarkable presence with his 283 runs in the five matches. So, the debut of Dhoni has been a dynamic like his career.
Fact 5. He is Crazy for Motorcycles
Dhoni’s passion for fast and furious two-wheelers is well known. His love for motorcycles started from a very early age when he used to drive the motorcycle of his friend. However, with the fame and name – Dhoni’s passion for luxurious and exclusive motorcycles intensified a lot. Dhoni has been seen driving bikes like Yamaha RD350, Harley Davidson Fatboy, Ducati 1098, Kawasaki Ninja H2, and the super exclusive Confederate Hellcat X132 on the streets of his hometown multiple times.
Fact 6. He Retired like a King
In 2014, when Dhoni made the announcement of retiring from Test cricket, this broke numerous cricket fans’ hearts. But, to make his retirement grand and always rememberable – he retired after scoring 4876 in 90 matches. This gigantic Test score of Dhoni was created at 38.09 with six hundred and 33 fifties. After his retirement, Dhoni passed the captaincy hat to Virat Kohli who is creating some remarkable scores of his own.
Fact 7. He is a Record Creator
In almost two decades of her career, Dhoni has made numerous records in the history of cricket. Such as –
Triple Championship Holder – Dhoni is the only Indian captain who has won all three ICC trophies – 2007 World T20, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy.
Test Breaker – He is the most successful Indian Test team captain with 27 Test wins in his kitty by surpassing yet another successful captain Sourav Ganguly with the set bar of 21 Test wins.
ODI King – The man of the discussion is the third-ever captain in world cricket to hold the title of more than 100 ODI matches won just after the renowned Aussie captain Ricky Ponting and Allan Border.
The Journey Continues …
Dhoni is still smashing opponents with his bat so summing up the journey of Dhoni here would be wrong. So, people let’s wait for Dhoni to create more records.