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Unknown facts about Captain Cool that you MUST know!

Unknown facts about Captain Cool that you MUST know! July 7, 2019Leave a comment

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was born on 7th July 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. He entered the Indian Cricket team as a wicket-keeper and within no time became the nation’s heartthrob due to his impressive sixes. Without a doubt, Dhoni’s brilliance as a keeper, batsman, captain and finisher has earned him the fame and respect which he truly deserves.

“Captain cool” has many personal accolades to his name. Let’s take a look at some of them:

Worked as a TTE

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Before starting his cricket journey, Dhoni worked as a Travelling Ticket Examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur railway station from the year 2001 to 2003.

Love for WWE

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Dhoni is fond of WWE and counts Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart and Hulk Hogan among his favourites.

Interest in Sports

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Prior to becoming a cricketer, Mahi excelled in football and badminton. He played football at the district level and badminton at club level.

A complete Motorcycle junkie

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The cricketer is a motorcycle junkie. Dhoni owns an enviable collection of bikes including the Yamaha RD350, Harley Davidson Fatboy, Ducati 1098, Kawasaki Ninja H2 and Confederate Hellcat X132.

The inception of Helicopter Shot

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Mahi learnt the exclusive ‘Helicopter Shot’ from his friend Santosh Lal, who was a former Jharkhand cricketer.

His first Love

The Army is Dhoni’s, first love. He says, “I love my country, I tell my wife she is only the third most important after my country and my parents, in that order.”

Lieutenant Colonel of the Indian Army

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Dhoni is only the Indian after Kapil Dev to receive an honorary rank. Mahi was conferred the title of Lieutenant Colonel by the Indian Territorial Army on November 1, 2011.

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When Dhoni joined Cricket, nobody might have imagined that he would turn out to become not only a captain but also a successful one. He will always be remembered as one of the most talented cricketers and a wonderful human the world has ever seen.