Mr. Cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni found himself in the Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world for the year 2010. Dhoni ranked above global football icon Lionel Messi and US President Barack Obama in Time influential people list. MS Dhoni, ranked 52nd in the list and Time magazine described Dhoni as “captain fantastic.”
MS Dhoni was the only Indian sportsperson to make the list which also included four of his compatriots in “Titan of Industry” category Mukesh Ambani (61), “Brain Mapper” V S Ramachandran (79), “Philanthropist” Azim Premji (88) and “Change Agent” Aruna Roy (89).
The Jharkhand Dynamite Dhoni scored 2,925 runs in 54 Tests and 6,049 runs in 186 one-days. Dhoni is the most successful Indian cricket captain, under whom the team won 2011 World cup and the inaugural Twenty20 World Championship in 2007.