MS Dhoni is a cricketer from India who has served as the national captain. He has won many awards in his career and has played cricket in various formats. During his captaincy, India went on to win the ICC World Cup in 2011. He is also the winner of the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy and the 2007 ICC World Twenty20. He is the co-owner of Chennaiyin FC, which is an ISL team. Keep reading to know more about the net worth of MS Dhoni in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born in July 1981, in Ranchi, Jharkhand. He is a Hindu Rajput and is the son of Devaki Devi and Pan Singh. His father was employed in MECON, and his siblings are Jayanti Gupta and Narendra Singh Dhoni.
He went to Jharkhand’s DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali and was very good in football and badminton. He was a goalkeeper and was later sent to be a wicketkeeper in cricket. He impressed everyone with his skills in cricket too. Later, he joined the South Eastern Railway as a Travelling Ticket Examiner. From 2001 to 2003, he was at the Kharagpur railway station.
In 2010, MS Dhoni got married to Sakshi Singh Rawat, who is his schoolmate. They have a girl named Ziva born in 2015. He was previously in a relationship with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone. There were also reports that the star cricketer has dated Raai Laxmi, Asin, and Preeti Simoes in the past. In the biopic, ‘MS Dhoni: The Untold Story’, he was pantomimed by Sushant Singh Rajput.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1998, MS Dhoni played for the CCL team in Bihar. After playing junior cricket, he played in the Ranji Trophy. In 2003, he became a part of India A team. He made his ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2004/05. He soon improved his performance and bagged a contract from the BCCI. He later became the captain of Indian cricket team and won the 2007 ICC World T20. In 2011, he won the ICC World Cup by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.
He has been twice named as the ICC ODI Player of the Year. He has also won several other awards like the Padma Shri, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Padma Bhushan. Dhoni is also the winner of the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cup. In 2013, he won the ICC Champions Trophy. In 2011, De Montfort University conferred him with an honorary doctorate degree.
Outside cricket, Dhoni has been active in various other endeavors. He is the co-owner of Ranchi Rays, which is a hockey club based in Ranchi. He also co-owns the Chennaiyin FC along with Vita Dani and Abhishek Bachchan. He also bought the Mahi Racing Team India, which is a team of Supersport World Championship. He has launched his own brand called SEVEN.
Net Worth & Earnings
What could be the net worth of a star cricketer who has done many other endeavors? He is a very successful cricketer and has also played in the Indian Premier League. As of 2019, The cricketer MS Dhoni has got a net worth of over $150 million (1100 Crore Indian Rupees). He is also a businessman and is the co-owner of several sports team. He has also endorsed several brands like Reebok, Pepsico, Exide, NDTV, Titan Sonata, GE Money, Reliance Energy, Exide Life Insurance, Dabur Honey, TVS Motors, Bharat Petroleum, and Siyaram.
MS Dhoni has a lot of fans around the world. He is regarded as one of the greatest cricket captains from India. He is also known as “Captain Cool” and is a very good wicket-keeper. He has received several honors and is still active in his career.