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HappyBirthdayMSD: 10 interesting facts about MS Dhonii and Mahis journey as he turns 36

Captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni has turned 36 today. The Indian ODI skipper has always kept himself moving to claim landmarks. In his international career MS Dhoni has accumulated plenty of records and revolutionised the way Team India now plays ODIs. Here are some of Interesting facts about him on his 36th Birthday

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 July 2017, 08:27:08 AM
In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

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Captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni has turned 36 today. The Indian ODI skipper has always kept himself moving to claim landmarks. In his international career MS Dhoni has accumulated plenty of records and revolutionised the way Team India now plays ODIs.

Here are some of Interesting facts about him on his 36th Birthday

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

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Dhoni made his Ranji Trophy debut for Bihar in the 1999–2000 season as an eighteen year old

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

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Dhoni was discovered by Talent Resource Development Officer (TRDO) PC Poddar, captain of Bengal in the 1960s, when he saw Dhoni play for Jharkhand at a match in Jamshedpur in 2003, and sent a report to the National Cricket Academy.

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the highest individual income tax-payer in Jharkhand state and one of the highest in India. 

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

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Under Dhoni's captaincy, India reached their highest Test score of 726–9 (decl) during Sri Lanka's tour of India in 2009. 

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

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Dhoni was named as captain of Wisden's first-ever Dream Test XI Team in 2009 and has topped the list of world's top 10 earning cricketers compiled by Forbes.

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

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Dhoni is also the co-owner of the Chennaiyin Indian Super League team (football), along with bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan.

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

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Dhoni had tied the nuptial knot with childhood friend Sakshi Singh Rawat on July 4, 2010.

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

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​In February 2015, Dhoni and Sakshi welcomed their new baby girl 'Ziva'. Ziva is a Persian word which originally means beauty.

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

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Dhoni was born on the seventh of July, seventh month and his jersey number is also 7 so he belives that this no '7' is neutral and has nothing to do with astrology.

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

In Pics | MS Dhoni turns 36: 10 interesting facts about Mahi and his journey

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Dhoni was conferred with the honorary rank of Lt Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army in November 2011. Dhoni has, time and again, iterated that he would like to play some role in the Army in the future.