Tendulkar has three elder siblings: They were Ramesh's children by his first wife, who died after the birth of her third child.
Dhoni was a goalkeeper for his football team and was sent to play cricket for a local cricket club by his football coach. Though he had not played cricket, Dhoni impressed with his wicket-keeping skills and became the regular wicketkeeper at the Commando cricket club — But he also had a mischievous side to his personality.
Once, while staying at the railway quarters, Dhoni and a couple of his friends covered themselves in white bedsheets and walked around in the complex late in the night.
The night guards were fooled into believing that there were ghosts moving around in the complex. The story made big news on the next day.
One of the famous episodes, when Dhoni used to play for CCL, was when Deval Sahay used to gift him Rs 50 for each six that he hit in Sheesh Mahal tournament cricket matches.
He grabbed the opportunity and scored centuries and helped CCL move to the A division. Deval Sahay impressed by his hard-hitting shots and dedication, used his contacts in Bihar Cricket Association to push for his selection in the Bihar team. Dhoni was included in the Bihar U squad for the —99 season and scored runs in 5 matches 7 innings as the team finished fourth in the group of six and did not make it to the quarter-finals.
Bihar U cricket team advanced to the finals of — Cooch Behar Trophy, where Dhoni made 84 to help Bihar post a total of Dhoni was part of the East Zone squad that won the Deodhar Trophy — season   and contributed with runs in 4 matches,  including a century against Central zone.
Dhoni scored runs in 6 innings at an average of Dhoni's surpassed the earlier record for the highest score by an Indian wicket-keeper,  a record that he would re-write before the end of the year.
Dhoni was promoted to accelerate the scoring and ended the game with an unbeaten off balls, winning the game for India. Dhoni ended the series with the highest run aggregate  and was awarded the Man of the Series award for his efforts.
He rarely bowls at international level. India scored in 50 overs with Dhoni contributing 68 in their first match of against Pakistan.
However, the team finished poorly scoring just 43 runs in the last eight overs and lost the match due to Duckworth-Lewis method. Dhoni scored 43 runs as the team lost twice in three games and did not qualify for the finals.
Dhoni received criticism on his wicket-keeping technique from former wicket-keeper Syed Kirmani. Dhoni was out for a duck in both these matches and scored just 29 runs in the tournament.
After the loss to Bangladesh in Cricket World Cupthe house that Dhoni was constructing in his home-town Ranchi was vandalised and damaged by political activists of JMM. He was also later adjudged the Man of the Series after the third game of the series was washed away. Dhoni had a good Afro-Asia Cup, scoring runs in 3 matches at an average of He was also elected as the captain of the Indian squad for the World Twenty20 in September On 2 SeptemberDhoni equalled his idol Adam Gilchrist's international record for the most dismissals in an innings in ODI by catching five English players and stumping one.
Dhoni took his first wicket in international cricket on 30 September Michael Hussey from Australia replaced him at the top spot at the beginning of Dhoni was also the joint top-scorer in ODIs in along with Ricky Ponting, but the latter having played 30 innings.
While they lost to South Africa and tied with England. India beat Australia in the quarterfinals and arch-rivals Pakistan in the semis. He was awarded the Man of the Match award. In the final over, he hit a monstrous six which travelled metres off the bowling of Clint McKay.
During the post-match presentation, he described this six as more important than the one he hit during the ICC World Cup final in He bagged the Man of the Match award in a losing cause.
His efforts were in vain as India lost the series The Champions Trophy began in England and Wales. They comfortably beat Sri Lanka in the semi-final.
The final against England was reduced to 20 overs due to rain.Sachin Tendulkar equalled Sunil Gavaskar's record of first class s on 8 February Gavaskar was the first cricketer to play consecutive test matches.
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