- mahendra singh dhoni 40th birthday today
- Love of fans on social media
- fans wishing their favorite cricketer
- Made his debut against Bangladesh in 2004
- World Cup 2019 semi final match
- Sudden retirement on 15 August 2020
The young Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who once checked the tickets of passengers at Kharagpur railway station, would one day write a new story of success in Indian cricket, probably no one had guessed then. But the desire to do something since childhood never put Mahi in the comfort zone. Perhaps this is the reason why he has come a long way to become the great captain of Team India, overcoming all the difficulties and challenges. Born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi (today’s Jharkhand) of Bihar, today is the 40th birthday of this big player of the small town.
Childhood spent in conflicts
From the struggle of childhood, Mahi got the spirit of victory and patience. Dhoni’s family roots are in Uttarakhand, his father Paan Singh came to Ranchi in 1964 after getting a junior job in MICON. When Mahendra Singh, the youngest of three children, was born in 1981, Paan Singh was a pump operator and his family lived in a one-bedroom house in the colony of Mikon.
International debut in December 2004, journey started from 0
Dhoni made his international debut under the captaincy of Sourav Ganguly, wearing Team India’s blue jersey for the first time against Bangladesh in Chittagong. But Mahi was run out after scoring 0 runs in this ODI match.
148 runs against Pakistan
Pakistan team was on India tour. In the second ODI of the series here, then captain Ganguly sent him to bat at number three. Earlier, Dhoni had a lot of name in hitting long sixes, but he had not been able to leave much impact in international cricket so far. But he took the opportunity he got here hand-in-hand and scored 148 runs in 123 balls and took the Indian team’s score beyond 300. With this innings, Dhoni cemented his place in Team India. This was the 5th match of his ODI career.
183 not out against Sri Lanka
In the year 2005, India was chasing a target of 299 runs against Sri Lanka in a match played in Jaipur. Once again Dhoni got a chance at number 3 and after keeping 50 overs here, he batted till the end of the match and scored 183 runs. This score of Dhoni is still his highest score in ODI cricket.
India T20 World Champion in 2007
T20 World Cup was being played for the first time and Mahendra Singh Dhoni created history here with his captaincy skills. India not only reached the final of this first World T20 but also won the title by defeating its arch-rivals Pakistan.
India World Champion for the second time in 2011
This World Cup was being held in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, including India. India won the title for the second time after defeating Sri Lanka in the final here. Dhoni is the second Indian captain, after Kapil Dev, to win the world champion title.
91 not out in the 2011 title match
In this title match, India was chasing a target of 275 runs. Sachin and Sehwag (for 31) returned to the pavilion early. After this Virat got out, then Dhoni landed on the batting at number 5 here. Dhoni played a match-winning partnership with Gambhir in this match and gave Team India the title by hitting a winning six.
double century in test
In the year 2013, India was playing against Australia in their home series. Dhoni scored the only double century of his Test career in the Chennai Test here. Dhoni scored 224 runs here and India won by 8 wickets here.