MS Dhoni, the former captain of the Indian cricket team and the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the IPL, continues to be one of the richest cricketers in the world. Despite retiring from international cricket in 2020, Dhoni’s net worth is an impressive Rs. 1040 crore, placing him among the wealthiest athletes globally.
Recently, an old job appointment letter from 2012 surfaced on social media, shedding light on his remuneration during his tenure as the Vice President of Indian Cements, the owner of the CSK franchise. Fans were taken aback by the revelation of Dhoni’s monthly salary, given his stature in the cricketing world.
Throughout his international career, Dhoni was part of the highest bracket of players in the BCCI’s contract system, earning handsomely for his contributions to Indian cricket.
Additionally, he has been one of the highest earners in the Indian Premier League (IPL), captaining the Chennai Super Kings for several successful seasons. His association with various brand endorsements and advertisements further boosted his earnings, contributing significantly to his impressive net worth.
The old job appointment letter from 2012 reveals Dhoni’s role as the Vice President of Indian Cements, which owns the CSK franchise. The surprising aspect for fans was the monthly salary mentioned in the document, which is Rs. 43,000. Considering Dhoni’s stature as a cricketing legend and a successful captain, this figure seemed meager compared to his immense contributions to Indian cricket and the CSK franchise.
Dhoni’s leadership prowess has been exemplified by CSK’s consistent success in the IPL. Under his guidance, the team secured titles in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021, achieving a record-equalling fifth title in the latest season. Despite his retirement from international cricket, Dhoni has continued to lead CSK, further solidifying his reputation as one of the most successful IPL captains.
Speculation surrounds Dhoni’s future in the IPL, with hints of a potential return in 2024. While fans eagerly anticipate his continued presence on the cricket field, Dhoni acknowledges that it will depend on how his body copes with the demands of the grueling cricketing season. A knee surgery following the IPL final highlights the physical challenges accompanying the sport, prompting Dhoni to carefully assess his fitness and capabilities.