Did you know that before becoming a cricketer, MS Dhoni was a talented goalkeeper and even played at the district and state level in football?
In his early days, Dhoni worked as a train ticket examiner (TTE) at Kharagpur Railway Station while pursuing his cricketing dreams.
Dhoni's long hair became his trademark, but not many know that he initially grew it out as a tribute to his favorite Bollywood actor, John Abraham.
Contrary to popular belief, Dhoni is not only an exceptional cricketer but also a skilled rider. He owns several motorcycles and is particularly fond of vintage bikes.
Dhoni's passion for sports extends beyond cricket and football. He is an avid badminton player and even participated in the National Badminton Championship.
When Dhoni captained the Indian team to victory in the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, he did so with a handwritten team strategy instead of a formal presentation.
Known for his lightning-fast stumping skills, Dhoni is also a certified level 1 referee in football, having attended a training course during his early cricketing days.
Dhoni has a deep fascination for army and military tactics. He underwent training with the Indian Army's Parachute Regiment and even qualified as a paratrooper.