MS Dhoni: 10 Lesser-Known Facts About Captain Cool

March 5, By TVN Bureau (Image: FB)

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1. Most sponsored athlete

MS Dhoni aka Mahi is the highest-paid athlete in India to date and the most sponsored. He is among the top 10 globally for having the highest brand value. (Image: Snickers)

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2. Highest-paid in IPL season 1

He was the highest-paid player in the inaugural edition of the cash-rich league. He was bought by CSK for a whopping 12.6 Crores. (Image: CSK/Twitter)

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3. MSD the Man

MSD was the 1st Indian cricketer to win the ICC Player of the Year twice: Since its inception, he became the first Indian cricketer to win the award. (Image: MS Dhoni/FB)

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4. Net value

MSD has a higher net worth than the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. As per Forbes list in 2018, Dhoni was higher in the list (fifth) than Sachin. MSD’s net worth then was Rs 101.77 crore. (Image: CSK/Twitter)

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5. Swashbuckling feat

MSD is the only wicketkeeper-batsman to score a Test double century in a day. (Image: Flickr)

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6. 10,000 ODI runs

Dhoni became the first player ever to score 10,000 runs in ODIs with an average above 50. MSD has 10773 runs under his belt, averaging at a staggering rate of 50.53. (Image: Dhoni/FB)

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7. 007-License to kill

MSD has the most hundreds batting at number 7. The first of which came in Afro-Asia Cup in 2007 where he came in at 72/5. The second-century was against Pakistan in 2012 where he came to bat with India languishing at 29/5. (Pic: Dhoni/Twitter)

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8. Innings with TA

Dhoni also holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Indian Territorial Army. (Image: Dhoni/Instagram)

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9. Bike lover

Dhoni is also a bike enthusiast and his garage is home to exotic, vintage motorcycles and superbikes. (Image: Dhoni/Twitter)

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10. Humble beginnings

Dhoni once served as a TTE at the Kharagpur railway station. (Image: MS Dhoni/Instagram)

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