Indian cricketer and the current captain of the Indian national cricket team in limited-overs formats, known by the nickname Mahi, MS Dhoni’s wife is Sakshi Dhoni. MS Dhoni is an attacking right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut in December 2004 against Bangladesh, and played his first Test a year later against Sri Lanka.
MS Dhoni and Sakshi met at the Taj Bengal in Kolkata. At that time India was playing against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens and the team was staying at the Taj hotel. Yidhajit Dutta, a common friend of both Dhoni and Sakshi, called Sakshi to meet up with Dhoni. Sakshi was working in the Taj Bengal, as she was pursuing graduation in Hotel Management. Destiny you may say, it was last working day of Sakshi at the Taj hotel.
Later Dhoni took Sakshi’s number from Yidhajit and texted her. At first, Sakshi couldn’t believe that such a big sportsperson actually messaged her and she thought it was a prank. But after some persuasion from Dhoni, she believed him. It took two months of wooing, that Sakshi fell in love with Dhoni. The couple started dating in March 2008.
They got married on July 4, 2010. Many of Dhoni’s friends from sports, politics, and Bollywood attended the wedding. The ring ceremony was held at Hotel Competant in Dehradun, on Saturday, July 3, 2010. And, the wedding ceremony was held next day at Vishranti Resort, near Dehradun. The couple was blessed with a baby girl on February 6, 2015, whom the couple named Ziva. Mahi was off to cricket tour to Australia when Ziva was born.
Sakshi was born as Sakshi Rawat on November 19, 1986. Her father is an executive director with the Kanoi Group’s Binaguri Tea Company. You won’t believe that Sakshi and Mahi are childhood friends. They used to study together in DAV Shyamali school at Ranchi. She has also studied from Welham Girls in Dehradun and graduated from Institute of Hotel Management, Aurangabad. Their father worked in the same company, MECON, in Ranchi.
Sakshi is a simple girl and she is believed to be the lucky charm for Mahi. She had even got a tattoo below her left ear on the neck with her Hubby’s name “Mahi” in Devanagri. She also likes to cheer for her husband in various matches, but normally prefers to stay away from media and too much limelight. Though you can see Sakshi posting from time to time on Social Media, sometimes her pic with her hubby and sometimes sharing picture and videos of their cute girl, Ziva. Desperate Housewives is one of Sakshi’s favorite movies.
One being asked about what Mahi thinks of his beautiful wife, he said that she provides him a spark that he needs in life. She is a loving and an inspirational person.
We should agree that fate has brought these love birds together, even when destiny chose to set them apart in their childhood. What do you think about the lovely couple?