MS Dhoni

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni ( ; born 7 July 1981) is an Indian professional cricketer. He is a right handed batter and a wicket-keeper. Widely regarded as one of the most prolific wicket-keeper-batsmen and captains, he represented the Indian cricket team and was the captain of the side in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2017 and in test cricket from 2008 to 2014. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of MS Dhoni has received more than 30,916,635 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). MS Dhoni is the 7th most popular cricketer (down from 5th in 2019), the 918th most popular biography from India (down from 756th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Indian Cricketer.

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  • 41.25

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 39

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Page views of MS Dhonis by language

Over the past year MS Dhoni has had the most page views in the with 8,770,392 views, followed by Hindi (474,227), and Bengali (46,820). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are (286.84%), Eastern Punjabi (168.16%), and Odia (143.10%)


Among cricketers, MS Dhoni ranks 7 out of 136Before him are Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, W. G. Grace, and Virat Kohli. After him are Bishan Singh Bedi, Willie Watson, Viv Richards, Shane Warne, Ravindra Jadeja, and Muttiah Muralitharan.

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Among people born in 1981, MS Dhoni ranks 254Before him are Ben Moody, Eric Djemba-Djemba, Gillian Chung, Harel Skaat, Giselle Itié, and Daisuke Matsui. After him are Zsolt Baumgartner, André Lotterer, Ashley Biden, Clara Morgane, Julia Jones, and Robert Doornbos.

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In India

Among people born in India, MS Dhoni ranks 918 out of 1,861Before him are Dorabji Tata (1859), Nandini Satpathy (1931), Uddhav Thackeray (1960), Avinash Dixit (1944), Yellapragada Subbarow (1895), and Vinjamuri Anasuya Devi (1920). After him are V. K. Sasikala (1954), B. Saroja Devi (1938), Prem Nazir (1927), Karan Johar (1972), Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy (1972), and Bobby Deol (1969).


Among cricketers born in India, MS Dhoni ranks 5Before him are Sachin Tendulkar (1973), Sunil Gavaskar (1949), Kapil Dev (1959), and Virat Kohli (1988). After him are Bishan Singh Bedi (1946), Ravindra Jadeja (1988), Rahul Dravid (1973), Sourav Ganguly (1972), Anil Kumble (1970), Harbhajan Singh (1980), and Mithali Raj (1982).