Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the most popular cricket players of all time in India. He was a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper in the Indian national cricket team, where he also was a captain from 2007 until 2016.
With the national team of India, Dhoni has won three ICC trophies, World Cup 2008, 2011, and ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. He was well-known for his ability to destroy the opponent’s attacks, and also for some winning combinations.
Dhoni is married to Sakshi Singh Rawat and has a daughter Ziva Singh Dhoni with her. Many of his fans believe that his performances in cricket became better after he got married. He and his wife know each other since their childhood.
The first professional play was in 1998 for Bihar U19, and it was not successful since his team has failed to pass to the quarter-final. In the season 1999-2000, Dhoni was playing for Bihar in Ranji Trophy, but in that time he was only 18 years old, so his performances got started noticing only from the season 2002.
After a successful play in Kenya, he got the crowd to cheer for him. From the year of 2004, Dhoni is a wicket-keeper batsman. His fans say that his domination starts after the match with Pakistan in 2005, in Sri Lanka he made the record for most individual runs in ODI.
He officially became number one in 2006 in ICC ranking in ODI. He was a captain of the team that won the T-20 World Cup 2007, and also in 2011. With him, India got its first number 1 position in ICC Test ranking. Chennai Super Kings bought his contract in 2008 for 1.5 million dollars.
Sponsorships and Net Worth
Since he is one of the most popular, and second richest cricketer ever, it is logical that he has many sponsorships with various companies. There is a long list of companies that were paying him for advertising, such as Maxx Mobile, Sony, Pepsi, Sonata Watches, Aircel. Spartan, Boost, Reebok, Big Bazaar, Lafarge, TVS, Gulf Oil, and many more.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is also an owner of brand SEVEN which is a manufacturer for sports clothes and sneakers. It is estimated that his total net worth is 111 million dollars.