1. Dhoni was recommended as the captain of the Indian cricket team by Sachin Tendulkar.

2. In the Indian Army, he has the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He is the second person to be honoured with the honorary title after Kapil Dev.

3. Dhoni is the only captain to have won all three major ICC trophies – World Cup, One-day Internationals World Cup and Champions Trophy.

4. MS DHONI has a sophisticated musical sense. He enjoys listening to vintage Hindi cinema songs and is a big fan of Kishore Kumar.

5. M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, a biographical film based on Dhoni’s life, was released on September 30, 2016.

6. MS Dhoni reportedly bought his first bike for Rs 4,500. Today, he is the owner of a multi-crore garage which holds everything from vintage pieces to much-loved latest models.

7. Now five years old, Ziva Dhoni is a social media star in her own right. Her name has three meanings: radiance, brilliance, or light of God, and is a variant of the Hebrew word ‘Ziv’.