Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Dhoni, The hero of Cricket. He is an inspiration for all not only by cricket, by his behavior, character and his simplicity. Let’s see top 10 uniqueness of our hero.
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Hit Centuries in Batting at Number 7 in ODIs
He is called as “The Greatest Game Finisher” because of his ability to score quickly and he closes the match by winning the cup. And especially Dhoni with his number 7, shows the dare to decide the game is over until we see the back of him.
His fantastic and cool batting style and some innovative playing stroke, he brings huge entertainment and makes us to sit in the seat edge in the final overs of the game. He played 309 ODIs for India and scored 10 centuries in which 2 of it came while battling with number 7.
The first century was against African XI held at Chennai in 2007 and second was in 2012 against Pakistan at Chennai.
There are 12 batsmen who scored at least a hundred at number 7 in ODIs, but our hero is the only batsman to score two at number 7. He also became a record keeper for the highest aggregate runs in batting at number 6 by batsman, showing his effectiveness in the middle order.
Highest Number of Dismissals by Our Indian Wicket Keeper
He has an inborn ability as a goal keeper in football. Thus he proved a sensation behind the stumps from his younger days. He played for the local club and by his wicket keeping skills he made a mark in our Indian Domestic Cricket arena at the age of eighteen and became an upcoming wicket keeping batsman.
His first wicket keeping play where he took 7 catches and 4 stumps in the 3rd day match which was held when India toured Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. It showed his sign of being a great wicket keeper. He was given an opportunity to show his efforts in 2004 at Bangladesh tour and continued as a permanent wicket keeper.
With his magical pair of gloves and attractive agile legs he gave troubles to many of the batsmen. As soon as he equalizes and broken many records in wicket keeping.
He became the only great wicket keeper in the history of cricket with effective 100 stumping in ODIs and 150 stumping in all games. And he holds the world record for his most number of dismissals in T20s.
Mahi became the only wicket keeper in the Indian cricket history to take more than 300 dismissals.
Highest Scoring Wicket Keeping Batsman in ODIs
There is a fact that most of the Wicket keepers are good batsmen. Even our hero Dhoni entered by his wicket keeping excellence in India A, and soon he discovered himself as a middle order batsman who constantly delivers extraordinary results for India. He scored 148 in the second ODI in the Pakistan series which made him a highest scoring wicket keeper and scored 183 in the third ODI against srilanka and renewed his record. Wisden Almanak described the innings done in 2006 as “uninhibited, yet anything but crude”.
He smashed 15 fours and 10 sixes which establish the record of highest sixes and later Rohit Sharma broken it. It became the great Indian victory and mahi was awarded has the man of tournament by his magnificent batting.
Highly paid Athlete in India
Dhoni Became one of the richest highly paid and most sponsored athlete of India and enlisted his name in the number of national and international records.
By his talented personality and fame he started earning money in sponsorships and brands made for him. He became the highest paid athlete in 1st IPL under Chennai Super Kings.
He got more number of brand endorsements and ranked second to Sharukh Khan. Some of his big names are in PepsiCo, Reebok, Exide, TVS motors, Videocon, NDTV and Reliance communications.
Dhoni entered in the Forbes list and ranked 23 in the year of 2015 with a salary of $4 million and endorsements of $27 million. He is the Only Cricketer ranked top 25. And in the Forbes list of “Celebrity 100” he ranked within Top 25.
He maintained his consistency and still enjoying a 12th position in the ODI player rankings for 2017. By his qualities he not only became the highest paid athlete in India, but in the world.
A Movie of Dhoni’s biopic
Being a famous cricket player and following the world cup 2011 famous victory, the idea of making his biopic was discussed about a year. Arun Pandey – Manager of Dhoni saw an incidence happened at an airport where dhoni was asked by a boy how he achieved feats in cricket so he decided if a movie has been made by his biopic will motivate millions of kids. Arun Pandey convinced dhoni to adopt his life story to make a movie after the compulsion finally he agreed by saying “Never misrepresent me, Show me what and as I am”.
The director Neeraj panday - bollywood deployed a team to collect his background information and data about his life. He discussed dhoni’s story line for about 8 months and he revealed many hidden tales about him.
Sushant Singh Rajput starred the lead role as Dhoni, Kiara Advani as heroine - Dhoni’s wife, Disha Patani as his girlfriend, Anupam Kher- Dhoni’s father, Bhumika Chawla - his sister and Rajesh Sharma - coach. His biopic was released in 61 countries and released in India in October 2016.
A Fox Star Productions released the movie and became a critical and commercial success. And it became the 5th highest grossing movie in 2016.
Sports Fashion Brand “SEVEN”
Arun panday a cricketer turned business, a manager of dhoni and became a close friend he suggests to launch a lifestyle brand under his frim- Rhiti Sports Management.
The brand name SEVEN was chosen with Dhoni’s ODI and T20 t-shirts. It was launched on 19th February at New Delhi which manufactures Sportswear. SEVEN boasts a collection of footwear, apparel and accessories for both men and women. The first outlet of SEVEN was opened in Ranchi-Hometown of Dhoni On 20th July 2017.
And made a partnership with flipkart and placed its sale in e-commerce. The official website of the barnd is www.7.life.
Most Successful and Best Captain for India
The Super great Legend of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar said “Dhoni was the best captain I ever played under.” He was well-known for his captaincy, handled the team with super cool ideas.
His first captaincy for India in ICC World Twenty 20 tournament held in South Africa,September 2007. India made it to the final and won Pakistan with a thriller clinch title. After that he made his captaincy for India in the seven match ODI series versus Australia. In the 199 ODIs he made India, 110 ended in victories. Under Mahi’s captaincy, India rose to No.1 in ICC Test rankings, 2009.
Among 60 matches under his captaincy 27 matches were victorious. Dhoni’s aerna reached the peak in 2011, where he led India to win the ICC World Cup for the second time. He was awarded has the” Man of the Match” for his best batting performance.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be always remembered for his best captaincy of India by all the Cricket Fans all over the world and he will be named for his better immense in Indian Cricket.