At a younger age, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was selected at the district and club levels for sports like badminton and football. His game was a huge hit among all his colleagues. (Pic/ AFP)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni married Sakshi Rawat, his schoolmate, in July 2010. The couple gave birth to their daughter Ziva in February 2015. (Pic/ PTI)
MS Dhoni was quite the mischievous sorts. He and his classmates would often play pranks during his time at the railway quarters. Cut to today, and MS Dhoni has majorly transformed himself into one of cricket's most calm and composed players. His approach to the game is very smooth and he does not tend to crumble under pressure. Hence, Dhoni is also nicknamed 'Captain Cool'
Besides playing cricket, MS Dhoni has some interesting hobbies that you may not have a clue of. MS Dhoni's hobbies include playing video games, listening to ghazals and riding bikes
MS Dhoni's sports idols are Sachin Tendulkar and Adam Gilchrist. He is also a huge fan of Amitabh Bachchan and Lata Mangeshkar. (Pic/ PTI)
MS Dhoni was conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 2008. He led India to the 2007 Twenty20 World Cup title
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's nickname is 'Mahi'. The wicket-keeper batsman is lovingly known by this name not only in India but all around the world
MS Dhoni is the co-owner of Indian Super League football franchise Chennaiyin FC. Dhoni's Chennaiyin FC have won the ISL tournament on two occasions - 2015 and 2017-18. He also has a tie-up with Rhiti Sports Management. (Pic/ Sameer Markande)
MS Dhoni is popularly known for his keen interest in bikes. He is the co-owner of Supersport World Championship team named Mahi Racing Team India. (Pic/ Nimesh Dave)
A Bollywood biographical film based on the life of Dhoni, titled 'M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story' was released in September 2016. It stars Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput in the title role and is directed by Neeraj Pandey.
Chennai's T20 captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the few cricketers who has changed the game. He has answered his critics with great performances at the ongoing cash-rich Twenty20 edition. We take a look at somelesser-knownn facts about him