Posted on: Jul 07, 2021
Former India captain and captain of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) MS Dhoni Turning 40 on Wednesday. Wishes poured in to the legend of India from everywhere on this special occasion. Former Indian batsman Suresh Raina, who has frequently played alongside Dhoni both in India and at CSK, has tweeted a video showing some of the candid moments of the cricketers.
Alongside the post, he wrote: “Wishing you a very happy birthday @msdhoni, you have been a friend, brother and mentor to me, everything one could ask for. May God bless you with good health and a long life! For being such a creative player and a great leader. #HappyBirthdayDhoni.”
Hardik Pandya, Ishant Sharma and Muhammad Kaif also tweeted their best wishes to the India legend. Kaif compared Captain Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly and wrote, “Dada taught us young men how to win and Dhoni made it a habit. Two great leaders from different eras were born just a day apart. Happy birthday to the men who shaped Indian cricket. Embed Tweet
Pandya described Dhoni as his greatest friend, and tweeted: “To my eternal love and greatest friend, Happy Birthday Mahi Bhai. Just love for you @msdhoni.”
Both the BCCI and the ICC have also tweeted multiple wishes to Dhoni on the highly respected 40th birthday of the highly respected cricketer.
Dhoni is considered one of the greatest players who have graced the Gentleman game. He is the only captain to have won all three ICC titles. Under Dhoni’s leadership, India won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the Over-50 World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Cup in 2013.
Also as a player, Dhoni has an amazing international record. Having made his international debut against Bangladesh in 2004, he participated in 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is. Dhoni scored 4,876 points in the exams with an average of 38.09, 10,773 points in the ODIs with an average of 50.58. In the T20Is, he finished with 1,617 strokes with a strike rate of 126.13.
The last time Dhoni played for India was in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup against New Zealand in Manchester, which the Indians lost. He retired from international cricket on August 15, 2020, but captained CSK in the first half of the IPL 2021. He will again appear in play when the T20 league resumes in the UAE in September.
– By cricket reporter