Mahendra Singh Dhoni, born on July 7,1981 in the town of Ranchi. He is a perfect example of perseverance and determination. Dhoni has captained India in 332 international matches – 200 ODIs, 60 Tests and 72 T20Is – which is a world record. It was because of our captain cool that India won the 2011 World cup and it was the proudest moment for all the Indians. The amount of excitement and trust his fans have on his is tremendous. They know that even after things are not going right during the match they still have Dhoni and his helicopter shots to save the Indian team. Dhoni hai na , Dhoni sambhaal lega is what everybody has on their lips. He is the ray of hope for every cricket fan out there. His hardwork has paid him off. From being a ticket collector to attaining what he aimed for he has come a long way. Everybody has witnessed his life story in his biopic MS DHONI:THE UNTOLD STORY. And we have seen under what circumstances he rose to shine like brightest star of the country.
Dhoni has proved that staying on the field and not getting overwhelmed or staying calm always helps. You need to maintain your anxiety level and play sincerely. Dhoni is an indirect guide for alot of people out there who aim to be like him. He has immense leadership qualities and even his team mates appreciate him for “THE MAN” he is . Dhoni was felicitated by Padma Bhushan – India’s third-highest civilian award in 2018 and Padma Shri – India’s fourth-highest civilian award in 2009 . Both of these are National Honours and really a proud moment for him as well as the country. Other than this he has won a lot of awards like : 2007−08:Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award India’s highest honor given for achievement in sports.ICC ODI PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2008-2009 , ICC WORLD ODI XI, CASTROL INDIAN CRICKETER OF THE YEAR etc
15th August 2020, at 19:29 all the Indians and the Cricket fraternity was stunned at the decision of our Ex captain. The decision of his retirement. Everybody knew it will happen but experiencing and digesting it was tough. No more Dhoni sambhaal lega on the fields. No more the wicket keeping would be the same. No more ending the match with a 6 and no more Helicopter shots to be witnessed. It was an end of a Dhoni Era altogether. As soon as the announcement was made everybody expressed their thoughts on various social media platforms. From celebrities to common men everybody was stunned. Along with him Suresh Raina also decided to retire and both the friends were together on the field and are now together off the field.
Dhoni is an inspiration for all those who come from a small town and aspire big dreams. He is an example of everything can be won with correct determination and hardwork in the right direction. Practice makes a man perfect is what he has proved. Dhoni will remain the only DHONI in the world of cricket and hence stands irreplacable. Millions of his fans have glued their on Chennai Super Kings, this IPL to witness their Mahi play on the ground.