From being a small town boy to being the captain of Indian Cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a man of substance and a person we salute to. MS Dhoni is one of the most known names in the world of Cricket.
MS Dhoni Background:
Mahindra Singh Dhoni, better known as MS Dhoni graced his royal presence in Jharkhand on July 7, 1981. The 35 years old Indian cricketer has been the ex-captain of Indian cricket team and one of the best captains to be mentioned. Belonging from a Rajput family, MS dhoni, the little small town boy of Ranchi started his career in cricket in his very initial days. He was born to a middle-class family with an elder sister and a younger brother. Ever since his first word, he has always worshiped his greatest cricket idol, Sachin Tendulkar and played cricket with all dedication and enthusiasm.
Dhoni completed his school degrees from DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir where he excelled in both Badminton and Football. But the young boy was soon spotted with a bat in hand by his school sports teacher who insisted Dhoni to join the school cricket team. And that is how Indian cricket team got a legend to talk about.
From being a small town boy to the king of Cricket:
Initially, MS Dhoni was known to play Badminton and Football, although he was always interested in Cricket. Thanks to the grace of his sports teacher who spotted the little boy playing with a cricket ball in the school cricket ground. Dhoni was the goalkeeper of his school cricket team. But it seemed that the small town boy was more interested in running on the pitch and catching small green balls rather than footballs. He started playing for local cricket club under the guidance of his sports teacher.
While playing for his local cricket team, Dhoni was selected to play for Vinoo Mankad Trophy under-16 championships and that’s when he wrote a new career line for himself. But soon as he graduated school, he was made to work as a ticket examiner in Kharagpur Railway. His sports quote helped him achieved the post. However, Dhoni was never satisfied with his job and left it to follow his passion for cricket.
Dhoni’s love and dedication towards cricket grabbed him the opportunity to play for Ranchi cricket team. Soon Dhoni made his Ranji Trophy debut in 1999-2000. With a couple of centuries in Ranji Trophy and Deodhar trophy, Dhoni started to gain recognition. With a series of ups and down, finally, MS Dhoni made his debut in Indian Cricket in ODI. He became the captain of Indian cricket team in September 2007. India won the World cup under his guidance and captainship. He resigned from his post of Captain of Indian Cricket team in 2016, handing over the charge to his co-player, Virat Kohli.
MS Dhoni is a man of substance as he has shown to the world that it hardly matters from where you come. It is all about staying positive and fighting against the odds.