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Happy Birthday : Mahendra Singh Dhoni [ 07 July ]

07 July 2012 :  Mahendra Singh Dhoni  was born on 7th of  July 1981. He is an Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings cricket team. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh, and a year later played his first Test, this time against Sri Lanka.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born in Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand). His paternal village Lvali is in the Lamgarha block of the Almora District of Uttarakhand. Dhoni’s parents, moved from Uttarakhand to Ranchi where his father  Pan Singh worked in junior management positions in MECON. Dhoni has a sister Jayanti and a brother Narendra.

Dhoni studied at DAV Jawahar Vidya Mandir, Shyamali,(now the school is known as JVM, Shyamli, Ranchi) Ranchi, Jharkhand where he initially excelled in badminton and football and was selected at district and club level in these sports.

Dhoni married Sakshi Singh Rawat on 4 July 2010. Sakshi Dhoni, a native of Dehradun, Uttarakhand. At the time of their marriage, she was studying Hotel Management and was working as a trainee at the Taj Bengal, Kolkata. After the retirement of Sakshi’s father from tea gardens, their family shifted to their native place, Dehradun.

 Full name            Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Born on                7 July 1981 (age 31)

Birth Place        Ranchi, Bihar (now in Jharkhand), India

Nickname            Mahi

Height                 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)

Batting style       Right-hand batsman

Bowling style     Right-hand medium

Role                       Wicket-keeper, India captain

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