M.S.Dhoni, born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand, this aggressive right-handed batsman, and wicket keeper, stature elevated in the international arena with his knockout 148 runs against Pakistan in his fifth ODI match in 2005. Nicknamed as ‘Mahi’ by his friends; he has nation swooning over him.
Under his captaincy, India clinched the inaugural twenty-20 Cricket World Cup five-run victory over archrival Pakistan in Johannesburg. It was the glorious victory after 1983 World Cup. Back home champs were welcomed in Mumbai by swarm of cheering crowds.
Another feather to Dhoni’s hat, India’s one-day captain was bought for staggering $ 1.5 million (approx 6 crores) in Indian Premier League Auction. M.S.Dhoni was touted as one of the top names in IPL bid auction and emerged as clear winner at the end, attracting the highest price, leaving likeable candidates like Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh behind. “Brand Dhoni” is the face of youth India. Dhoni is the name to reckon with and is here to stay for long.