According to recent survey taken by Cartoon Network across 14 cities of India including more than 6k kids, MS Dhoni has become the favorite sports icon of Indian youngsters. He received 32 per cent votes whereas Sachin got 31 per cent, Shahrukh Khan and Ritik Roshan, both tied at 22 per cent and Aishwarya Rai received 18 per cent votes. So Dhoni is the most popular cricketer of India. He is the most powerful hitter of the ball in world cricket. Whole world is fan of his aggressive batting but he also knows how to play a responsible innings under crunch situations. The cricket world started taking this magic player seriously, when in just his fifth one-dayer, against Pakistan at Vishakapatnam, he scored mind blowing 148 runs and 183 not out at Jaipur against Sri Lanka in November, where he broke Adam Gilchrist’s record for the highest score by a wicketkeeper in ODIs. Even in test matches, he showed his talent by scoring 148 at Faisalabad Test against Pakistan.
Since his arrival into the International cricket, Dhoni’s aggressive batting, good captaincy, extra-ordinary wicket-keeping, magnetic personality, and long hair have made him one of the most marketable cricketers in India. In the IPL cricket, M.S.Dhoni was bought by the Chennai Super Kings for 1.5 Million USD. He the most expensive player in the IPL Auctions. He is also the captain of the Indian Twenty20, Chennai Super Kings team and ODI team. Under his captaincy, India Cricket team won the Twenty20 2007 world cup. He was also voted as MTV Youth Icon in 2006.