Dhoni's father initially wanted him to become a footballer, but Dhoni's love for cricket led him to pursue the sport.

Dhoni is a big fan of bikes and owns a collection of over 20 high-end motorcycles, including Harley Davidsons and Kawasaki Ninjas.

Dhoni was a goalkeeper in his school's football team, and his excellent reflexes helped him become a successful wicket-keeper in cricket.

Dhoni made his debut for India in December 2004 against Bangladesh, but he was run out on the first ball he faced.

Dhoni is the only captain in cricket history to win all three ICC trophies – the World Cup, the Champions Trophy, and the World Twenty20

Dhoni holds the record for the most dismissals by an Indian wicket-keeper in Tests, ODIs, and T20Is

Dhoni's calm and composed demeanor on the field earned him the nickname "Captain Cool."

Dhoni is the co-owner of a football team, Chennaiyin FC, which plays in the Indian Super League

Dhoni's biopic, "M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story," was released in 2016 and became a massive hit at the box office

Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020, after playing 350 ODIs, 90 Tests, and 98 T20Is for India