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General News Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: Some fascinating facts
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India’s ‘Coolest Captain’ turns a year older on July 7. Here are some interesting nuggets from his life and career.

1- He was run out on the first ball on his ODI debut

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2- Sushant Singh Rajput played ‘Dhoni’ in his biopic

3- Only captain to lead his team to victory in all major ICC tournaments: World T20, World Cup and Champions Trophy

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4- India’s most successful cricket captain. Led India to 27 Test and 163 ODI wins

5- Sachin Tendulkar recommended his name to selectors for captaincy

6- He has hit the most international sixes (204) as captain

7- In his childhood, he was a great football fan and used to be a goalkeeper for his school team

8- He holds the record for highest score by any wicket-keeper in ODIs

9- He worked as a Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur Railway Station from 2001 to 2003

10-His only wicket as bowler in ODIs is Travis Dowlin

11-He has pulled off most number of stumpings in International cricket

12-The dishes he loves to devour are kebabs, butter chicken and chicken tikka

13-He is India’s most successful wicket-keeper

14-He has thumped most number of centuries while batting at no. 7 in ODIs

15-His 224 is the highest Test score by any Indian wicket-keeper

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16-He tied the knot with Sakshi on July 4, 2010

17-He is the only captain in the ODIs to score a ton while batting at no. 7

18-He received the he honorary rank of Lt Colonel by the Indian Army in 2011

19-Only 3rd captain in world to win more than 100 ODIs as captain

20-He has played the most number of international matches (331) as captain

21-He is rated as one of the best finishers in the annals of ODIs

22-He retired from Test cricket in December 2014

23-He earned the moniker ‘Captain Cool’ for his calm demeanour under pressure

24-His trademark ‘helicopter shot’ was taught to him by the former Jharkhand cricketer, Santosh Lal

25-He owns approx. 23 bikes and is hugely fond of driving them

26-He is the only cricketer to win ‘ICC ODI Player of the Year’ award twice

27-His daughter Ziva was born on February 6, 2015

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28-He received the prestigious ‘Padma Shri’ honour in 2009

29-He has won 22 Man-of-the-Match awards across all formats

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30-James Anderson has dismissed him the most number of times (12) in International cricket

Source (and more photos):
Airtel Digital HD Recorder / Kerala Vision Digital TV
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