The former Indian cricketer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned 42 today i.e. July 7, 2023.
Dhoni, a cricketer from Jharkhand, rose through some of the toughest ranks to play for India. His story is one of defiance, amazing talent, tenacity, and, above all, faith. Dhoni started triggering rumours in Ranchi’s cricketing circles after being discovered as a wicketkeeper at the whim of his school’s P.E. teacher. From a notorious Jharkhand youngster to the brand Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the turnaround of this hero is an epic tale.
From 2007 to 2017, the fan favourite MS Dhoni served as the captain of the Indian national side in limited-overs matches. Along with this, from 2008 to 2014, he led the Indian team in Test format as well before hanging up his boots.
Not to mention the fact that three ICC championships, the 2007 ICC World T20, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, were won under his leadership. India also acquired the ICC Test Mace twice under his command, in 2010 and 2011. He has been regarded as one of cricket’s all-time best captains.
Dhoni represented India in 350 ODIs. In those, he amassed 10,773 runs, averaging an impressive 50.58, while also recording 10 centuries and 73 half-centuries. He has appeared in more ODI games than anyone except another legend of the game, Sachin Tendulkar. Dhoni scored 4876 runs at an average of 38.09 over his 90 Test appearances for India.
Over the years, Dhoni also excelled in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in addition to playing for the nation. He presently serves as the captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for which he played 250 IPL games, amassing 5082 runs at a strike rate of 135.92. Under his captaincy, CSK won five IPL championships.
The Ranchi cricketer has amassed a similar kind of success on the commercial pitch, as well. Let’s take a look at MSD’s humongous net worth, endorsements, investments and charities on his birthday:
MS Dhoni’s net worth is estimated to be approximately INR 1,040 crore based on reports that are currently available. He gained incredible financial success through the support of his numerous investments, brand endorsements, and IPL salary.
Furthermore, he receives a salary of INR 12 crore from his IPL franchise, CSK, which represents a modest portion of his overall net worth. MSD has also invested in several companies. Additionally, he owns a large portion of the fitness and active lifestyle company, Seven.
Mahi owns an opulent home in Dehradun, India, which he bought in 2011 and is estimated to be worth INR 17.8 crore. Dhoni also has an extensive real estate portfolio. Dhoni, his wife Sakshi, and their daughter Ziva live in his Ranchi farmhouse. In addition, Dhoni recently purchased a new residence in the Estado Presidential Society in Ravet near Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune.
He is also the owner of some of the priciest automobiles in the world. Among the various vehicles in his collection are a Hummer, Porsche 911, Audi, Mercedes, Mitsubishi Pajero, Range Rover, and many more. Apart from automobiles, Dhoni’s love for bikes is unquestionable. According to reports, he owns more than 60 bikes in total.
Throughout the years, MS Dhoni has inked numerous endorsement deals. Even after retiring from the game of cricket for three years now, the 42-year-old has managed to remain the ‘Head of the Table’ when it comes to signing partnerships with brands. Just in 2023, the former Indian skipper signed endorsement alliances with Asian Footwears, Swaraj Tractors, Viacom18 and Enigmatic Smile.
Along with this, Turtlement, Kauvery Group, MYK LATICRETE, Gulf Oil, G Square Housing, Navi, Fire-Boltt, Garuda Aerospace and Zed Black Agarbatti are some of the other brands that the CSK skipper has endorsement deals with.
Over the years, Mahi has made investments in an array of firms, including those in the automobile, sports, and food and beverage industries.
Dhoni revealed his interest in the drone business by investing in Garuda Aerospace in June 2022. In March 2020, Khatabook and Dhoni established a strategic partnership with the latter being an investor and brand ambassador.
During the T20 charity event “Cricket for Heroes” at The KIA Oval in 2015, MS Dhoni’s Charitable Foundation raised INR 18.62 lakh. The full amount was handed to the Indian Army to help severely injured and wounded service members.
There was also news of Dhoni giving INR 1 lakh to Mukul Madhav, a Pune-based NGO, during the Covid-19 outbreak in support of altruistic initiatives in healthcare, social welfare, and education.