India’s prolific middle order Test batsman VVS Laxman famously disclosed in his retirement speech that he shared the news first with MSD via SMS, only to hear nothing from the Indian captain.
In 2009, when Amitabh Bachchan sent Dhoni a congratulatory message after the latter was conferred a Padmashri, the matinee idol didn’t hear back from Dhoni.
Dhoni is extremely religious by nature. When free from his gruelling schedule, the Indian captain is known to visit Deori Temple in Ranchi. Besides, he has already paid visits to the holy shrine of Ajmer Sharif.
Dhoni has a peculiar affinity to number 7. Born on the 7th day of 7th month of the year, Dhoni’s jersey number reads 7. Besides Dhoni led India to World T20 victory in year 2007. Also, most of Dhoni’s cars and bikes have number 7 on their number plates.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known to be close to Bollywood as well. His B-town friend list is topped by names like John Abraham and Bipasha Basu.
He is also fond of Lata Mangeshkar and Kishore Kumar, and appreciates Kailash Kher and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. Among the hotties, Dhoni approves of Katrina Kaif and Chitraganda Singh.
Dhoni has a wide array of cars and bikes, and is particularly fond of his X132 Hellcat. His garage also boasts of Hummer H2, Audi Q7, Porsche 911 and Mitsubishi Outlander, among others.