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Mahendra Singh Dhoni
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Athlete
    (July 7, 1981- )
    Born in Ranchi, India
    Indian cricketer
    Right-hand batsman
    Affectionately known as 'MS Dhoni' by fans
    Captain of the Indian International Cricket Team
    Made his Ranji Trophy debut, at the age of 18, in 2000
    Test debut December 2, 2005 against Sri Lanka
    Trademark move is his famous 'helicopter shot'
    Led India to its first ICC Cricket World Cup, in 28 years (April 2011)
    Co-owner of Chennaiyin FC, along with Abhishek Bachchan
    Co-owner, with Akkineni Nagarjuna, of the Supersport World Championship team, Mahi Racing Team India
    Recipient of the Padma Shri and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2007; 2009)
    Only the second Indian cricketer to have The Indian Territorial Army confer on him the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel (November 1, 2011).
    Net worth is $170 million USD (as of 2016)
    Has lucrative endorsement deals with at least 20 corporations including Pepsi, Reebok, TVS Motors, Reliance Communications, and Titan Sonata
    He was nicknamed 'Captain Fantastic' and 'Commander Cool.'
    A pervasive belief among many Indian fans is that he dropped out of school when he didn't.
    His cars tend to have the same '007' license plate number.
    He goes through hairstyles like kleenex.
    He admitted to modeling one of his later haircuts on John Anderson's (the two were photographed doing each other's hair).
    His obsession with motorbikes has become a widely circulated punch-line among his countrymen (he owns 15).
    He finished his winning World Cup game by hitting the ball into the stands.
    He received a two-match ban from playing in the ODI series against Sri Lanka in 2009.
    He has shown that he is not above taunting reporters for asking about his potential retirement.
    He blamed dew for his team's seven-wicket loss against the West Indies at the World Twenty20 Cricket semifinal, saying that it ‘affected spin bowling and two no-balls’ (April 1, 2016)
    He is widely regarded as one of the greatest 'limited-over' finishers in cricket.
    He simultaneously manages a flamboyant persona and a down-to-earth lack of arrogance.
    His rise to prominence is considered especially unique in that he was born without the advantages and social connections usually necessary in a still--caste-driven India.
    He started out working as a ticket collector with the Indian Railways at West Bengal's Kharagpur Railway Stadium (and was still working there during his 2000 debut).
    He married his old schoolmate, Jawahar Vidya Mandir, who was at the time working as a hotel worker (their parents were also mutual co-workers).
    He holds the record for the most back-to-back wins by an Indian captain in ODIs.
    He holds the record for the most wins by an Indian captain in Tests and ODIs, as of 2016.
    He led India to wins in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2010 Asia Cup, and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.
    He became the first captain to win all three ICC limited-overs trophies (World Cup, Champions Trophy and the World Twenty20).
    His Ranchi homestead was attacked by close to 200 angry fans after India's 2007 CWC loss to Bangladesh.
    He was named as the captain of ICC World Test XI and ICC World ODI XI teams for 2009.
    SportsPro rated him as the sixteenth most marketable athlete in the world (2012).
    He led India in becoming the first team in more than 40 years to whitewash Australia in a Test series (2013).
    Santosh Lall, who taught him his trademarked ‘Helicopter Shot,’ remained a close friend. When he was hospitalized for (and later died from) acute stomach pains, Mahendra paid for the best medical treatment available in an attempt to save him (June 2013).

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