The most awaited life story of ms dhoni is nowhere. Devaki Devi gave birth to a boy on July 7, 1981. Nobody knew on that day that this boy will rewrite Indian Cricket history with his bat.
His father and forefathers are originally from the Almora district in Uttarakhand. But his father moved to Ranchi (Bihar) now in Jharkhand. He was born in a middle-class family in Ranchi. His father, Pan Singh was Junior Manager in MECON company. Dhoni has 2 siblings, sister Jayanti Gupta and a brother Narendra Singh Dhoni.
Entry into cricket
He started focusing on cricket after his High School exams. From his schooldays, Dhoni was quite sporty and used to participate in various sports, especially Football and Badminton. He also played district level in these two sports. Talent was in his blood from childhood.
On being a very impressive Goalkeeper in football, his Football coach recognized his talent and sent him to a local cricket club as a wicketkeeper. After seeing his wicket-keeping skills Commando Cricket Club selected him as wicketkeeper from 1995 – 1998. During this time, he also played for Vinoo Mankad Trophy Under-16 Championship.
Ranji Cricket and Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) Job
Deval Sahay, an ex-Bihar Cricket Association Vice-President, recognized his talent and promoted him to play for Central Coal Fields Limited (CCL) team. Due to his hard-hitting shots and dedication, he impressed Deval Sahay. Deval Sahay later helped him to secure a position in the Ranchi team and in the Bihar Ranji team for the 1999-2000 session.
Dhoni played finals of 1999–2000 Cooch Behar Trophy and made 84 Runs, though they lost the match to Punjab where Yuvraj Singh played against him and scored 358 runs putting a total of 839 on the scoreboard. Dhoni scored his first maiden century in the 2000-01 Ranji session. 2001-02 session was not good for him as he scored just five fifties in four Ranji matches.
During this period from 2001-2003, Dhoni also started working as TTE ( Travelling Ticket Examiner ) at Kharagpur railway station, under South Eastern Railway in Midnapore, a city in West Bengal.
Efforts recognized in International cricket
Dhoni was getting popularity for his hard-hitting style and lower-order contribution.
His efforts were recognized in session 2003/04 where he was given chance to play for India A team for the tour of Zimbabwe and Kenya. Showing his best wicket-keeping effort against Zimbabwe with 7 catches and 4 stumpings, he impressed all with his wicket-keeping skills.
Success was not so far now, in the 2000s India had Rahul Dravid as wicket-keeper to ensure that the wicket-keeper spot did not lack batting. This was the time when Dinesh Karthik and Parthiv Patel were also chosen for the Indian Test Squad.
Due to his growing popularity of hard-hitting shots and excellent wicket-keeping skills, Dhoni was finally given a chance in International Cricket where He played his first ODI in a series against Bangladesh. Though it was not a good start as he got out for a duck on his debut. But who knew on that day that history will be written by this player.
Despite average series against Bangladesh, He was picked for ODI series against Pakistan. That was the series which changed everything. In the second match of this series in Visakhapatnam, Dhoni scored a huge score of 148 runs on 123 balls. He broke the record of highest score by an Indian Wicket Keeper. Later on in third match of Sri Lankan bilateral ODI series, Dhoni scored unbeaten 183 off 145 balls match wining knock. Since that day rest is all History.
He is the only Captain in cricket history to win all ICC trophies.