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MS Dhoni

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Mahendra Singh Dhoni ( ; born 7 July 1981) is an Indian professional cricketer, who plays as a wicket-keeper-batsman. Widely regarded as one of the world's greatest wicketkeeper batsmen and captains in the history of the sport, he is known for his explosive batting, wicket-keeping and leadership skills. He was the captain of the Indian national team 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 27,144,396 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia. MS Dhoni is the 5th most popular cricketer (up from 6th in 2019), the 760th most popular biography from India (down from 751st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Indian Cricketer.

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Among cricketers, MS Dhoni ranks 5 out of 68Before him are Don Bradman, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, and W. G. Grace. After him are Kapil Dev, Virat Kohli, Garfield Sobers, Viv Richards, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly, and Anil Kumble.

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Among people born in 1981, MS Dhoni ranks 222Before him are Natalie Glebova, Maria Elena Boschi, Edu, Raúl Bravo, Dimitris Salpingidis, and Beth Ditto. After him are Émilie Dequenne, Taufik Hidayat, Kiera Cass, Cristian Zaccardo, Fandango, and Giourkas Seitaridis.

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Among people born in India, MS Dhoni ranks 760 out of 1,493Before him are V. Shantaram (1901), Jyoti Amge (1993), Fareed Zakaria (1964), Gauri Khan (1970), Monier Monier-Williams (1819), and Shivraj Singh Chouhan (1959). After him are John Abraham (1972), Boman Irani (1959), Bano Qudsia (1928), M. Balamuralikrishna (1930), Maneka Gandhi (1956), and Narain Karthikeyan (1977).


Among cricketers born in India, MS Dhoni ranks 3Before him are Sachin Tendulkar (1973) and Sunil Gavaskar (1949). After him are Kapil Dev (1959), Virat Kohli (1988), Rahul Dravid (1973), Sourav Ganguly (1972), Anil Kumble (1970), Mithali Raj (1982), Ravindra Jadeja (1988), Diana Edulji (1956), and Virender Sehwag (1978).

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