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In Pics: Unseen Photos of Young MS Dhoni With Friends & Teammates

From his school days to later years, a collection of rarely seen photos of MS Dhoni.

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MS Dhoni Rare and Unseen Photos: A photo of MS Dhoni with his friends from early days.
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The world first saw Mahendra Singh Dhoni walk out on the field wearing the blue jersey on 23 December 2004, his international debut – an ODI against Bangladesh in Chittagong.

Since then, fans have seen him play 530 international matches, help his team cross the line in crunch situations, lead in all three formats and also complete a clean sweep of all three ICC trophies – World T20, World Cup, Champions Trophy. MS Dhoni scored over 17,000 runs in international cricket, more than 10,000 of those coming in ODIs, while his 91 in the final that led India to World Cup glory after 28 years remains one of his most memorable performances.

When he was dismissed for 50 in the semi-final against New Zealand at Old Trafford on Wednesday, 10 July, MS Dhoni grimaced as he walked back to the hut, perhaps knowing that that could have well been his last World Cup knock.

As we stare into a future where Mahi may announce the decision to put away the blue jersey for good, here’s a throwback to his younger days, with photos of the wicketkeeper-batsman with his friends, teammates and coach.

A young MS Dhoni (kneeling, third from right) with his school team after winning the Ranchi District Inter School cricket league.
A young MS Dhoni (kneeling, third from right) with his school team after winning the Ranchi District Inter School cricket league.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his school team after winning a tournament.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his school team after winning a tournament.
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A young MS Dhoni (third from right) with his friends. 
A young MS Dhoni (third from right) with his friends. 
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A young MS Dhoni (fourth from right) with his friends. 
A young MS Dhoni (fourth from right) with his friends. 
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A bike aficionado, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (in blue jacket) is seen seated on one with friends.
A bike aficionado, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (in blue jacket) is seen seated on one with friends.
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A young MS Dhoni. Also seen in the photo is a cake with ‘Mahi’ written on it. 
A young MS Dhoni. Also seen in the photo is a cake with ‘Mahi’ written on it. 
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Young MS Dhoni (second from right) with his friends.
Young MS Dhoni (second from right) with his friends.
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MS Dhoni With Coach Chanchal Bhattacharya

A young MS Dhoni with his coach Chanchal Bhattacharya.
A young MS Dhoni with his coach Chanchal Bhattacharya.
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MS Dhoni with his coach Chanchal Bhattacharya.
MS Dhoni with his coach Chanchal Bhattacharya.
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A recent photo of MS Dhoni with his coach Chanchal Bhattacharya.
A recent photo of MS Dhoni with his coach Chanchal Bhattacharya.
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(With inputs from Jay Shankar Kumar in Ranchi)

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