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Born on July 7, 1981, in Jharkhand’s Ranchi, MS Dhoni is the Indian cricket captain in limited-overs game. A former ticket checker with the Indian Railways, Dhoni is known for his flamboyance with the bat, hard hitting and shrewd captaincy. He started as a wicket-keeper batsman, making his debut in ODIs against Bangladesh in December 2004. He played his first Test a year later. Under his captaincy India won the 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup (the country’s second crown in the prestigious tournament) as well as the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. In IPL, Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings, which has been suspended for two years over corruption charges.