Thursday, 10 October 2013

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Born on July 07, 1981 at Ranchi
Right Handed Batsman  and  Right-arm medium bowler
First International against Bangladesh on Dec 23, 2004
Nickname is Mahi,Captain cool,MS

Early Life

Dhoni studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali,(now the school is known as JVM, Shyamli, Ranchi) Ranchi, Jharkhand where he initially excelled in badminton and football and was selected at district and club level in these sports. Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football team and was sent to play cricket for a local cricket club by his football coach. Though he had not played cricket, Dhoni impressed with his wicket-keeping skills and became the regular wicketkeeper at the Commando cricket club (1995–1998). Based on his performance at club cricket, he was picked for the 1997/98 season Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship and he performed well. Dhoni focused on cricket after his 10th standard. Dhoni was a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station from 2001 to 2003, under South Eastern Railway in Midnapore (W), a district in West Bengal. 

Personal Life

Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), and he identifies as being a Rajput.His paternal village Lvali is in the Lamgarha block of the Almora District of Uttarakhand. Dhoni's parents, moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi where Pan Singh worked in junior management positions in MECON. Dhoni is a fan of Adam Gilchrist, and his childhood idols were cricket teammate Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and singer Lata Mangeshkar.

Love Life

love life

It is said that Dhoni and Sakshi knew each other from School Days.Some also say that they met during a match in Kolkata,in a Hotel.Common meeting was arranged by Dhoni’s manager. Sakshi did not even take any interest in the India’s most eligible bachelor. But the captain had a different thought about her, anyone can say it love at first sight and some would say their meeting were destined.   After first introduction, both went their separate ways. However, Dhoni was batting for her in personal life, unknown to Sakshi he asked his manager for her phone number and sent first time SMS. It was Sakshi turn to be clean bowled by Dhoni’s messages which were coming to her untimely. Even she did not believe it.   It took a few months of serious courting on Dhoni's part before they started dating in March 2008. He invited her on a birthday bash in 2008 in Mumbai. MS Dhoni is street-smart, did not introduce her to anyone and escaped from party to drop her back to a cousin’s place.   It’s almost like a fairy tale, this is a story of how an urban next door girl from well to do home was successfully won by the boy who epitomizes the rags to riches story. They decided to keep their romance and subsequent marriage a closely guarded secret. Their love story has been India’s best-kept secret, through the two years till they finally got married. 
      For media getting to know the real Mrs MS Dhoni is still tricky affairs as she is avoiding press. Dhoni is still a small town guy by heart but she is very much a big city girl.



Earnings $31.5 M  (As of June 2013)

Dhoni signed with Kolkata-based celebrity management company Gameplan Sports in April 2005. Nearly half of Dhoni's 25 endorsements pay more than $1 million annually, including a three-year deal with former billionaire Vijay Mallya's United Breweries Group worth more than $5 million over three years. Dhoni may charge something between Rs 15-20 crore for an ad. Mahi has also shown an ear for business by taking equity stakes or key roles with companies he endorses and his own Supersport World Championship motorcycle racing team., Dhoni tied up with Rhiti Sports Management and Mindscapes and has been promised a minimum guarantee of Rs 210 crore over the next three years.

Career Earnings : $31.5 Milllion
Salary – Winnings : $3.5 Millions
(16th Highest Paid Athlete of 2012 ) – Forbes
Endorsements Deals : ($28 Million)Pepsico,Reebok, Exide, TVS Motors,Mysore Sandal Soap, Videocon,Reliance Communications, Reliance Energy,Orient PSPO Fan, Bharat Petroleum, Titan Sonata,Brylcreem,NDTV, GE Money,Siyaram,Fashion at Big Bazaar, Maha Choco, Boost (health food), Dainik Bhaskar,Dabur Honey, Kolkata Fashion Week. Aircel communications, Nova Scottia Premium shirts,Amrapali.

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