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MS Dhoni Birthday Special | 5 stunning facts about the cricket legend

Dhoni has a deep and unwavering love for the Indian Army. He holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army and trained with the Parachute Regiment in 2011

Reported by:  PTC News Desk  Edited by:  Shefali Kohli -- July 07th 2024 08:00 AM
MS Dhoni Birthday Special | 5 stunning facts about the cricket legend

MS Dhoni Birthday Special | 5 stunning facts about the cricket legend

MS Dhoni Birthday Special: Today, the cricketing world celebrates the birthday of one of its most iconic figures, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, popularly known as MS Dhoni. 

Dhoni has left an indelible mark on the sport with his exceptional leadership, sharp cricketing acumen, and calm demeanor. But not only cricket, Dhoni is also known for his fondness for powerful bikes and has been seen riding various high-end motorcycles both on and off the cricket field. 


Not only bikes, MS Dhoni's love for farming and his commitment to rural development have become prominent aspects of his life off the pitch. 

Born and raised in a small town in Jharkhand, MS Dhoni has always had a deep connection with rural life. 

5 stunning facts about MS Dhoni 

Cricket was not Dhoni's first preference

Mahendra Singh Dhoni worked as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) from 2001 to 2003 at the Kharagpur Railway Station under South Eastern Railway in Midnapore.

Before entering  into full time cricket as a profession, Dhoni used to play football and served as a goalkeeper in the school football team and even tried his hand at badminton.

Dhoni's unconditional Love for Indian Army

Beyond cricket, Dhoni has a deep and unwavering love for the Indian Army. He holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army and trained with the Parachute Regiment in 2011. Dhoni continues to serve and support the Indian Army on various occasions, reflecting his dedication and patriotism.

Dhoni’s relationship with farming traces

Surprisingly, Dhoni has also invested in organic farming ventures. He owns a significant stake in a leading organic food company, which promotes chemical-free farming practices and works closely with farmers across India.

Dhoni owns around 40 acres but was farming on just 4 to 5 acres. He became a full-time farmer in 2020 during COVID-19 pandemic. 

MS Dhoni fascination for bikes

Over the years, the star cricketer has accumulated an impressive collection of motorcycles, ranging from classic models to high-performance sports bikes. His garage boasts a variety of iconic brands such as Ducati, Kawasaki, Yamaha, Harley-Davidson, and more.

He boasts an impressive collection of over 70 bikes, featuring iconic models such as the Harley-Davidson Fat Boy valued at Rs 24.49 lakh, the Confederate Hellcat X132 worth Rs 47 lakh, the Ducati 1098 priced at Rs 35 lakh, and the Kawasaki Ninja H2 worth Rs 32.95 lakh.

Helicopter Shot Innovator

One of Dhoni's most iconic contributions to cricket is the 'Helicopter Shot.' This unorthodox yet highly effective shot, which sends the ball soaring over mid-wicket, has baffled bowlers and thrilled fans worldwide. Dhoni's mastery of this shot has inspired many young cricketers to adopt and adapt it.

Known for his cool demeanour and unparalleled skills on the field, Dhoni has left an indelible mark on the world of cricket. 

MS Dhoni is celebrated as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. His contributions both on and off the field continue to inspire millions around the world.


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