MS Dhoni, the former Indian cricket team captain and CSK captain, is admired for his achievements. What many people don’t know is the important role his elder sister Jayanti Gupta played in his success. Jayanti Gupta, the elder daughter of Pan Singh Dhoni and Devaki Devi, supported and encouraged MS Dhoni to pursue his passion for cricket.
Despite coming from a middle-class background, MS Dhoni went on to become one of the richest cricketers in India, thanks in part to the guidance and support of his elder sister. Jayanti Gupta, who reportedly is 3 or 4 years older than MS Dhoni, was instrumental in encouraging him to pursue cricket, even when their father was not convinced of the idea.
Like her brother, Jayanti Gupta prefers to maintain a low profile and avoid the media spotlight. She works as an English teacher in a public school in Ranchi, Jharkhand, while also being married to MS Dhoni’s close friend, Gautam Gupta. Gautam Gupta, who supported MS Dhoni during the early days of his cricket career, is one of his oldest friends from Ranchi.