He is an absolute legend in the Indian cricket (and global) scene, as any World Cup winning captain, who hit the final runs with a huge six, is entitled to be.
Back in 2010, Dhoni married Sakshi Singh Rawat in a hush-hush wedding, that was not without its pomp and splendour, near Dehradun.
Let’s take a look back at how the events transpired leading to one of India’s great captains tying the knot with his sweetheart.
However, later on it was revealed that the Kolkata girl and the Ranchi boy were not in fact close, but that their families had known each other for a long time. They had met though a common friend, with the common friend being none other that Dhoni’s manager, Yudhajit Dutta.The duo kept in touch after that first meeting, but it was limited to a few friendly texts and a few conversations on the phone and nothing more.It was only after Dhoni went to Australia and started texting Sakshi again did something start to develop between the two and it was as if a light had been switched on in their romance.At first, Sakshi could not fully believe that it was Dhoni who was texting her, and after a lot of back and forth messaging and some coaxing from Dhoni, the couple started dating in 2008.[Read More: Wedding Sarees Kolkata] saga, notorious for its addictive romantic story line and playing with her dog Joey – another indication of her love for romantic movies and soap operas.She is graduate from the Institute of Hotel Management in Aurangabad.
Sakshi is also no cricket fanatic and showed no interest in attending any of Dhoni’s matches, making their alliance that much sweeter for the romantic observer.
Right before their engagement, the couple holidayed in Mussoorie and Dehradun.
Controversy surrounded Dhoni in the days leading up to his engagement with Sakshi as rumours of his alleged affairs with Deepika Padukone surfaced.
Both Deepika and Dhoni have refuted these rumours, with Dhoni calmly stating that Deepika was a good friend and nothing else.
Bollywood beauty Asin was also rumoured to be quite close to Captain Cool, but nothing beyond hearsay and rumours ever linked him to the actress.
Speaking of actresses, southern beauty Lakhsmi Rai was also going steady with Dhoni in 2009, and the southern belle has remarked that the lingering relationship that is squarely in the past is like a scar to her, since she is asked about it far too often, considering how long ago the romance took place.