Tuesday, January 6, 2015

11 Lesser Known Facts About Captain Cool MS Dhoni

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the best captains India ever got.
Not just his cricketing career but his life is also inspirational. As born in a middle class family in a small city, he did the incredible by becoming the captain of national side and highest paid sportsperson in India.

Here are some lesser known facts about Captain Cool MS Dhoni -

1. He hold the record of Most Wins as Captain in tests for India – Played – 60 Won-27 Lost-18 Draw- 15

2. MS Dhoni’s rise to the highest level was not a charming journey. Even after he made his Ranji Trophy debut at the age of 18 in 2000, he was still working as a Ticket Collector with the Indian Railways at the Kharagpur Railway Stadium in West Bengal. Dhoni worked there between 2001- 2003 while also playing his cricket.

3. MS Dhoni was given the honorary rank of Lt Colonel by the Indian Army in 2011. He later said that joining the army was one of his childhood dreams.

4. He is the only captain worldwide to win all of the major ICC World Cups.

5. He is on number 22 in Forbes List of “Highest paid Sportsperson in World”

6. Dhoni was named as the captain of Wisden’s first ever Test Dream Team made in 2009.

7. In Dhoni’s captaincy Indian Team became the first team to whitewash the Mighty Australians in a Test Series after 20 years.

8. When MS Dhoni made 183 runs off 145 balls against Sri Lanka in 2005, he broke Lara’s record of highest score by any batsmen in second innings of an ODI.

9. He holds the record of fastest century by an Indian wicketkeeper in Tests. He achieved this feat against Pakistan in Faisalabad in 2006 where is scored his maiden Test century off just 93 balls.

10. His average is an astounding 103 in successful run chases in ODIs. This is the best average amongst the players to have scored a minimum of 1000 runs in successful run chases.

11. For the last three financial years, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been the highest tax payer in the state of Jharkhand and one of the highest in India.

Love him or Hate him, but he is one of the best Indian Captain ever, He is still playing ODI’s and T20’s. So there’s nothing to worry about 

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