Unknown facts about the captain cool: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of cricket’s most popular and charismatic players. Without a question, ‘Captain Cool’ is one of the greatest captains in the sport’s history. He led India to victory for more than a decade. And he is definitely the most loved cricketer. He is heartthrob of millions of cricket fans.

Here are some unknown facts about him:

  • MS Dhoni is a WWE fan and his favourite wrestlers are Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart and Hulk Hogan
  • Other than Cricket and Football, Dhoni was really fond of badminton as well.Before pursuing full-time cricket, the athlete used to serve as a goalkeeper for his school’s football team and has even tried his hand at badminton.
  • His long hairs during the initials years of his international cricket career were inspired by John Abraham.
  • Dhoni, with his victory at Hamilton against New Zealand, became the first Indian captain to win a test match in New Zealand after a gap of 33 years.
  • He is the only player to have won the ICC ODI Player of the Year award twice.
  • He has a sophisticated musical sense. He enjoys listening to vintage Hindi cinema songs and is a big fan of Kishore Kumar.
  • The only celebrity who has more brand endorsements than Mahi is none other than King Khan (Shahrukh Khan).
  • M.S. Dhoni’s love and passion for sports and bikes is renowned. He has partnered with Telugu filmstar Akkineni Nagarjuna for buying Supersport world championship team and named it ‘Mahi Racing Team India’.

No matter what, Mahi has a special place in the hearts of millions of cricket fans for his selflessness and brilliance in his game.