Indian cricket captain turned 32 and for the ever cool MSD it would be yet another event but for his numerous fans it would be something to cherish and worth celebrating.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni made his one-day-international debut against Bangladesh in December 2004, his Test debut came a year later against the touring Sri Lankans.
He made an impact with his 148 against Pakistan in only his fifth ODI in 2005. He would score and unbeaten 183 against Sri Lanka later that year which would prove his utility as wicket-keeper batsman
Dhoni was appointed the captain of the one-Ddy team in 2007 after Rahul Dravid's decision to resign from the post. He met with success as India lifted the 2007 World Twenty20 Championship. He would take over the Test captaincy after Kumble's retirement in 2008.
Dhoni has led Chennai Super Kings to the Indian Premier League title twice. CSK also won the CL T20 once.
The 2011 World Cup is Dhoni's greatest success a captain as he hit the winning runs in the final against Sri Lanka to give India their first world cup in 28 years.
However a slump of form followed as Team India also could not live up to the tag of champions losing in England and Australia. Dhoni's place in the team came in question as he was not delivering as a player.
The last year again has been a mixed bag of sorts.
There were several allegations and controversies surrounding MSD.
The recent Champions Trophy win though however showed that even at 32, this man is not just gifted and talented but an extremely able general of a formidable cricket force.
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