Who knew that a boy born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi, India, would rock the world of sports one day. Mahendra Singh Dhoni aka Mahi is one of the most famous cricketers in the world. In this post, we will know Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s net worth and about his cricket as well as social life.
Dhoni has successfully maintained his fame not only in the field of cricket but also in social life. His love and gesture towards his Nation and Fans have made him too much popular among youngsters.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni net worth
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s net worth has become around $111 million (INR 775 crores) with the highest individual tax-payer in his home state for the financial year 2020-21. He had paid approximately $1.8 million (INR 12.7 crores ) as a tax for the last financial year.
Dhoni is the second richest cricketer in the world after Sachin Tendulkar. He is also the vice president at the India Cements Ltd (ICL) which is owned by the former BCCI President N. Srinivasan.
The central income source of MS Dhoni from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is INR 5 crores which are given to players under grade ‘A’ contract. He is also the co-owner of various sports franchises such as Chennaiyin FC (based on the Chennai Football Club), Ranchi Rays (based on Ranchi Hockey Club), and Mahi racing team India.
A brand that Dhoni has endorsed:
The main income source Mahendra Singh Dhoni net worth 2018 of is from endorsements of so many National and International brands. Starting his first endorsement with Maxx Mobile, currently, Dhoni have the most number of endorsements after Shahrukh Khan.
Dhoni endorses many popular products which are as follows:
- Maxx Mobile
- Lava Mobile
- Sony Bravia
- Sonata Watches
- Dabur Chyawanprash
- Lays Wafers
- Orient PSPO
- Spartan Sports
- Amity University
- Gulf Oil
- Ashok Layland
- McDowell’s Soda
- Big Bazaar
- Excide Batteries
- TVS Motors
- Lafarge Customer Service.
Dhoni is being paid approximately INR 8 to 12 Crores for each endorsement. He earns a total of INR 130 to 150 crores annually from the endorsements.
SEVEN: A Dhoni’s brand
Dhoni is also the owner of an Indian lifestyle brand named SEVEN which is launched in February 2016. SEVEN is an Indian lifestyle brand that manufactured and deals in casual, sportswear clothing and footwear.
SEVEN has fifteen distributors in India. The first store of SEVEN is opened in his home town Ranchi at the Nucleus Mall, Circular Road, Ranchi. It also has distributors in the United States and the Middle East.
About Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni popularly known as MS Dhoni is an Indian cricket player who was born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi(Jharkhand). He served as the former captain of the Indian cricket team from 2007 to 2016 in the limited-overs format and from 2008 to 2014 in Test cricket. He uses to play as a hard-hitter right-handed batsman and also as a wicket-keeper for the Indian Cricket team.
A batting powerhouse, MS Dhoni possesses the ability to destroy different bowling attacks on his own. The calmness and composure in his demeanor along with a sharp cricketing brain accounts for a lethal combination on the cricketing field and the glistening silverware in the trophy cabinets for the Indian cricket team are a testimony to his extraordinary leadership skills.
Putting his great leadership skills with the team, he has given India almost every achievement in cricket including all the three ICC trophies as T-20 World Cup 2008, Cricket World Cup 2011, and ICC Champion Trophy 2013.
Mahi or MS Dhoni has their nickname called by his teammates and their fans which are Mahi, MSD, MS, Captain Cool, Thala.
A Family man: Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni got married to Shakshi Singh Rawat on July 4, 2010. Sakshi and Dhoni both knew each other since childhood, they did not fall in love till they grew up. Dhoni and Sakshi’s father worked in the same company, MECON, in Ranchi. Both their families shared a cordial relationship, and the young buds went to the same school in Ranchi.
Dhoni has a cute daughter named Ziva Singh Dhoni. He used to give his proper time after his game to his daughter. Nowadays, Ziva has become the camera point for the media in any event. Dhoni used to spend his holiday with his family.
Dhoni also gave tribute to Pune while playing for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPl with his daughter on the last match played in Pune.
Indian current captain Virat Kohli has also spent his time with Ziva. Virat has uploaded a conversation video with Ziva on his social media website.
It is believed that Dhoni’s performance as a player got better after his marriage to Sakshi. Although, Sakshi loves cheering her husband in almost every matchfrom the stands, she prefers to stay away from the media. These days, his cute daughter Ziva also comes to stadium to cheer up her father. Even for Dhoni, it is good that Sakshi is not too much in the limelight because as a cricketer, he wants to focus on his career first. According to him in an interview, as long as he lives his life like a player, Sakshi will rank third in his life followed by his parent on second and Nation on first.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an ardent pet lover. Even on his Twitter account, Captain Cool states that he is ‘an absolute pet-lover’ and has often displayed his affection for dogs through social networking sites.
Dhoni’s love to Bikes
If you skip cricket from Dhoni’s life, then bikes are definitely his first love. He regularly flirts with his mean machines and flaunts them on the streets and on social media.
From the Confederate Hellcat X132 to the classic Kawasaki Ninja H2, Dhoni’s collection of bikes is enough to give any petrolhead wet dreams. But it’s not about horsepower and flash, Dhoni has some real old muscle too in his favorite Rajdhoot and Yamaha’s legendary RD350.
M S Dhoni: The Untold Story
In 2016 a Bollywood biographical sports movie was released named “M S Dhoni: The Untold Story” written and directed by Neeraj Pandey which was based on the true story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The film star Sushant Singh Rajput played the role of MS Dhoni in the movie. The movie has earned a total of US $17 millions (INR 123 crores).
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Early Life:
MS Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar( now in Jharkhand). His father’s name is Pan Singh who served in Junior Management position in MECON. His mother name is Devki Devi and having a sister named Jayanti Gupta and a brother named Narendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni childhood idols were cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan, singer Lata Mangeshkar, and Mukesh.
Dhoni started his schooling at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali, Ranchi, Jharkhand. In his school day, he was excellent in Football as a goalkeeper and in Badminton. He used to play football for his school team. His Football coach noticed his goalkeeping skill and asked him to play cricket as a wicketkeeper for the school team. After that Dhoni wicketkeeping skill in a local match have impressed everyone he played Commando Cricket Club (1995-98) as a regular wicketkeeper.
As his father forced him to focus on his cricket as well as on study because Dhoni belongs to a middle class family. Dhoni started focusing on his cricket after his 10th standard. His friends and elder brother Narendra Singh Dhoni supported him so that he could focus on his game. His performance got better and better but still, he was unable to make a chance in India under-19 team due to lack of power of Bihar Cricket Association.
Later Dhoni got a job as a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) from Sports Quota at Kharagpur Railway Station. He served as a TTE from 2001 to 2003 under a South-Eastern Railway in Midnapore, a district in West Bengal. He continued his cricket practice after his working hour. Later he decided to fully focus on his game so he left his job and came to his hometown Ranchi.
MS Dhoni cricket Career
Bihar-Jharkhand Cricket team:
From getting 50 rupees for hitting each six for CCL team by Deval Sahay, Director of Central Coal Limited (CCL) to finishes match off in style for team India he made so many records. By his hard-hitting six, Deval Sahay used his contacts in Bihar Cricket Association to push for his selection in Bihar team. Dhoni was included in Bihar U-19 squad for 1998-99 season and scored 176 runs in 5 matches but his team was unable to make place in quater-final. As a result he was not selected for rest of any tournaments.
In 1999-2000, Bihar U-19 team made their place in final in Cooch Behar Trophy against Punjab U-19. Dhoni played a magnificent inning of 84 runs to help Bihar a total of 357 runs. Dhoni future Indian squad teammate scored Yuvraj Singh scored 358 runs in that match results in a total of 839 runs for Punjab. After that series, Yuvraj Singh get a call from India U-19 team. While Dhoni once again fail to make a chance in India U-19 team.
In 1999-2000 season, Dhoni made his Ranji Trophy debut for Bihar as an eighteen-year old boy. In his debut match against Assam Cricket Team, Dhoni made his maiden half century scoring 68* runs in second inning. Dhoni ended the season scoring 283 runs in 5 matches. He also made his maiden first-class century while playing for Bihar against Bengal in 2000-01. Apart from that, his performance was not so good in any season till 2002 as he also served as a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) in those years.
India A Team:
After his performance in 2003-04 season, he was recognized for his efforts in One-Day format because of his hard-hitting capacity. This results him to got a chance to play for India- A for a tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya. Dhoni showed his wicket-keeping skills by his 7 catches and 4 stumpings in the match against Zimbabwe XI in Harare Sports Club.
After that against a tri-series involving Kenya, India-A and Pakistan-A, Dhoni scored two back to back centuries and a half century. At an average of 72.40, he scored a total of 362 runs in 6 innings. His brilliant performance received attention among others from Ravi Shastri and Saurav Ganguly, captain of India Cricket team at that time. However, India-A Team coach Sandeep Patil recommended Dinesh karthik as a wicket-keeper batsman for India Team squad.
In a tour against Bangladesh in 2004-05, Sourav Ganguly suggested Indian Team selectors to go for Dhoni as a wicket-keeper batsman. Dhoni made his ODI debut on Dec 23, against Bangladesh at MA Aziz Stadium. Unfortunately he started his ODI career as a run-out for duck in his debut match. The series was not good for Dhoni, in spite of that he was selected for Pakistan ODI series.
Start of “Dhoni” era:
In the second match of the series against Pakistan, Dhoni scored his maiden International century of 148 runs in 123 deliveries in Visakhapatnam. His magnificent inning includes 15 fours and 4 big sixes. He also became the player of the match in that match for his outstanding knock of 148 runs.
After that, in a bilateral series against Sri Lanka he was promoted at no. 3 in the third ODI. India chased down a total of 298 runs easily as Dhoni finished that match in his style scoring a total of 183* runs. It remains his highest individual runs in ODI till now with 15 fours and 10 sky touching sixes. He was awarded as player of the match for his match winning century. He also set a record of highest individual runs of 183* in 2nd inning till now. For his brillient performance throughout the series, he became the player of the series.
Dhoni was rewarded as B-grade contract given by BCCI in Dec, 2005. This two back to back hard-hitting centuries in two consecutive series get attention by every cricket fans. The long hair boy from Ranchi got his new identity and millions of fan after this knock.
In year 2006, a bilateral series against Pakistan, due to his consistent performance, Dhoni became no.1 in ICC ranking in ODI just after 43 matches which is still a record. Dhoni played so many crucial innings for India and finishes so many games. He also scored a tremendous half-century against England with putting ice-bag on his back. This shows his passion towards his country and game.
World Cup 2007
India unexpectedly ruled out in the group stage after their looses to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Dhoni scored just 29 runs in 3 matches and also got duck in rest of two matches. After losing match against Bangladesh, some political activists fired and damaged his new constructing house in his hometown Ranchi. The local police arranged the security for his family after that incident.
He recover his poor performance soon by scoring a winning knock of 91* against Bangladesh in a bilateral series. After that Dhoni was named as vice-captain of ODI team against South Africa. In June, 2007 he was also awarded as ‘A’ grade contract by BCCI.
Twenty20 World Cup 2007
He was also elected as the captain of the Indian squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in september 2007. This was the debut of Dhoni as a captain of team India. As senior player like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman had take their name back for this world cup. Dhoni lead team with the younger player at that time. Putting his great leadership skills with the team, India won the T-20 World Cup 2007 with the younger team.
In the same series, Yuvraj Singh hits 6 sixes in an over against England.
World Cup 2011
India has a good start to the tournament beating Bangladesh in the group stage. India make their position in the final of the world cup. On 2 April, 2011 India beat Sri Lanka in 6 wickets in the final and take the title of World Cup 2011. India the lift the World Cup for the second time after 28 years. Dhoni was awarded as player of the match for his crucial team winning knock of 91* runs in 79 deliveries.
The word from Ravi Shastri on his winning six still alive as ” Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the world cup after 28 years! The party starts in the dressing room and it’s the Indian captain who has been absolutely magnificent in the night of the final.”
On 12 Feb, 2012 Dhoni again finishes of in style vs Australia for 13 runs in last over. He hits a six of 112 meters in that over of Clint Mckay in Adelaide.
Dhoni Test career:
Dhoni made his test debut for India on Dec 2, 2005 against Sri Lanka at MA Chidambaram Stadium. He scored 30 runs in his debut resulting in drawn of that test. He made his maiden test century against Pakistan with his aggressive playing stle in just 93 balls at Faisalabad.
In 2009, India became first time no.1 Test team under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. After India achieve first position in ICC Test ranking, emotions were high with Sachin Tendulkar saying “” have been waiting a long time to get to this position. In fact, just not me, entire Nation.”‘
Dhoni plays a significant role in India’s achievement in Test cricket over a decade. He played so many crucial innings in Test cricket when the team comes to a collapse.
Dhoni retirement from Test Cricket
It was the Dec, 2014 Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Melbourne where Dhoni says Good-Bye to Test cricket in his style. He just inform BCCI secretary Sanjay Patel after post match presentation about his decision of retirement from Test Cricket. The whole Nation were in shock because after that day India will always miss the service of Dhoni as a Captain and player in Test Cricket.
In an interview, Suresh Raina said that Dhoni comes to him in the mid-night and told him about his retirement. He slept that night with the Indian Test Jersey and also he had test ball in his hand.
Dhoni IPL career:
In 2008, it was the first season of Indian Premier League (IPL) and Dhoni was the sold for $1.5 millions (INR 6 crores) to Chennai Super Kings (CSK). He was the highest paid player in that season. The year 2008 was awesome for Dhoni as well as CSK as the team perform very well under his captaincy and have a lot of support from his fans. CSK manage to made his place in final of IPL 2008 but unfortunately team lost the IPL title in a match deciding ball. Rajasthan Royals won the first ever title in 2008 under the captaincy of Shane Warne.
Dhoni was the face of Chennai Super Kings for the first eight editions of the league, leading them to two titles (2010 & 2011) and four runner-up finishes. He then became the first player to be drafted by Rising Pune Supergiant in the ninth edition of the league. The IPL season with Pune franchise was not so well. There was also some rumours that Dhoni and the franchise have some issues.
CSK Comeback and Victory in 2018:
Champion is back and started his announcement with the cricketer as well as entertainer DJ Bravo song, “we are the kings”.
Finally, CSK team returned in the IPL season 11 in 2018. Dhoni once again became the first player to be retained by CSK ahead of the IPL Player Auction 2018. CSK fans also give their nickname as Thala, and he is the most loved player in the IPL seasons. The cheer for Dhoni from stadium give goosebump to everyone.
Chennai Super Kings won the IPL title of 2018 season and became the 3rd times IPL title winner team. Dhoni scored a total of 455 runs in 16 matches in the whole season. He also played so many match winning innings for the CSK in this season. He also hits 30 sky touching sixes in this IPL season.
Dhoni achievements, awards and honours
MS Dhoni awards and honours:
- MS Dhoni received third highest civilian award of the Nation, The Padma Bhushan from the president of India Ram Nath Kovind in April, 2018.
- In 2009, he also received The padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian honour.
- IOn 1st November 2011, The Indian Army conferred the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel to MS Dhoni. He is the second Indian cricketer to receive this honour after Kapil Dev.
- In August 2001, Dhoni has been felicitated with Honorary Doctorate Degree by De Montfort University.
- Dhoni is the first player to receive ICC ODI player of the year twice in 2008 and 2009 consecutively.
- In 2007,.Dhoni recieved the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
- Dhoni was named as the captain of ICC World Test XI an ICC World ODI XI teams in 2009.
- Time magazine included Dhoni as one of the “Most Influential People in the World” in its annual Time 100 list in the year 2011.
- Dhoni was also felicitated with LG People’s Choice Award in the year 2013.
- Forbes ranked MS Dhoni at 23rd in the list of highest paid athletes in the world in June 2015,.
- In 2016, a biopic movie MS Dhoni: The Untold Story was made on him featuring Sushant Singh Rajput as Dhoni in the biopic.
- In 2018, according to a survey MS Dhoni is the second most admired person in India after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
MS Dhoni International Cricket Achievements:
- MS Dhoni is the only captain who has won all the three ICC Trophies T-20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and the Champions Trophy as a captain.
- Under MS Dhoni captaincy India holds the no. 1 position in Test Cricket for the first time.
- In 2011, 2012 and 2013 under Dhoni captaincy India was named as ICC team of the year.
- He is the fastest to reach no. 1 in ODI s in just 38 innings which is still a record.
- Dhoni holds a record of the most international stumping of 161.
- Dhoni has played most number of 331 International matches as a captain.
- He has hit most international sixes as a captain.
- Dhoni has scored highest individual run as a wicket-keeper in ODI of 183* runs against Sri Lanka.
- MS Dhoni has captained in 70 T-20 matches for India out of which India have won 41 matches, most by any captain.
In short, MS Dhoni holds each and every record as a captain. His leadership skills also help Indian team currently in ODI and T-20 matches.
MS Dhoni about his fans
Recently MS Dhoni released a message for his fans saying “Dear fans, wishing you best in whatever career you choose. When I get old and sit in front of the TV watching some of you play Cricket for India or when some news channel reports about the amazing things that you have done. I will smile and applaud for you just like you do for me!”
The way fans cheer for Dhoni gives a goosebump to anyone. He is the most loved cricketer in the world right now. Dhoni playing cricket in the last stage of his career as he has hinted that he will take retirement from all formats of cricket after World Cup 2019.