7 facts about Ms Dhoni on his birthday

1.  Mahendra Singh Dhoni, popularly known as MS Dhoni, is a former Indian cricketer and one of the most successful captains in the history of Indian cricket.

2.  Dhoni was born on July 7, 1981, in Ranchi, Jharkhand, India. He started his cricketing career as a wicketkeeper-batsman and later became renowned for his exceptional leadership skills.

3.  Dhoni is the only captain in the world to win all major ICC trophies. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

4.  Dhoni is known for his calm and composed demeanor on the field, which earned him the nickname "Captain Cool." He was admired for his ability to make strategic decisions under pressure and for his knack of finishing matches with his big-hitting batting style.

5.  Dhoni holds multiple records in international cricket. He is the first and only captain to lead his team to the number-one ranking in all three game formats simultaneously. He is also the first wicketkeeper to effect 100 stumpings in One internationals (ODIs).

6.  Dhoni retired from Test cricket in December 2014, having played 90 Test matches and amassing over 4,800 runs as a middle-order batsman. However, he continued to represent India in limited-overs cricket until August 2020, when he announced his retirement from international cricket.

7.  Outside cricket, Dhoni has various business interests. He is an avid lover of motorcycles and even co-owns a team in the FIM Supersport World Championship. He has also been honored with several awards, including the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India's highest sporting honor, and the Padma Shri, India's fourth-highest civilian award.