MS Dhoni Birthday: Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina Lead Wishes As Former India Captain Turns 40
MS Dhoni Birthday: MS Dhoni turned 40 on Wednesday with wishes pouring in for former India captain on social media
- Former India captain MS Dhoni turned 40 on Wednesday
- Wishes started pouring in from all parts of the world on social media
- The BCCI wished Dhoni, calling him an inspiration and a legend
MS Dhoni, former India captain, turned 40 on Wednesday and wishes started pouring in from all parts of the country on social media. "Happy birthday skip", wrote India captain Virat Kohli on social media as he posted a picture from the 2011 World Cup final where he is seen with Dhoni. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to wish the former skipper, calling him a "legend and an inspiration". "A legend and an inspiration! Here's wishing former #TeamIndia captain @msdhoni a very happy birthday. #HappyBirthdayDhoni," BCCI tweeted. Former India all-rounder Suresh Raina, who announced his retirement from international cricket on the same day as Dhoni did, tweeted a photo montage of the duo.
A colleague, captain & friend! Happy Birthday, Mahi.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 7, 2021
Wishing you a wonderful year ahead full of joy and good health. pic.twitter.com/uyeqtBm7UW
Wishing you a very happy birthday @msdhoni You have been a friend, brother & a mentor to me, all one could ever ask for. May God bless you with good health & long life! Thank you for being an iconic player & a great leader.#HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/qeLExrMonJ— Suresh Raina???????? (@ImRaina) July 6, 2021
Happy birthday @msdhoni bhai, have a wonderful birthday and an even better year ahead.— Mask up and take your vaccine (@ashwinravi99) July 7, 2021
India pacer Ishant Sharma, who played most of his international cricket under Dhoni, also wished Dhoni by posting an image with the former skipper.
Former India batsman Mohammad Kaif said while Sourav Ganguly taught youngsters how to win, Dhoni turned that into a habit.
Dada taught us youngsters how to win and Dhoni made it into a habit. Two great leaders from different eras born just a day apart. Happy birthday to the men who shaped Indian cricket.@msdhoni @SGanguly99 pic.twitter.com/l8F7qaPlWr— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 6, 2021
It's a feeling that will always ignite when your around me... salute to the legend. Happy birthday Mahi bhai pic.twitter.com/xebk2swwSH— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) July 7, 2021
Mahendra - meaning Lord of the Sky.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 7, 2021
Certainly pleased the skies with his big hitting when he bust onto the scene and then by earning the love of so many people on earth pleased the earth as well. Once in a generation player , #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/COuu9X2s6L
Dhoni, who made his international debut against Bangladesh in 2004, went on to play 538 matches across formats during his 16-year-long career.
Dhoni played 350 One-Day Internationals, 90 Tests and 98 Twenty20 Internationals for India. His last appearance in an international game came in July 2019, when India lost to New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup.
On August 15, 2020, Dhoni took to Instagram to announce his retirementfrom international cricket. "Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout.from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired," Dhoni posted a video on Instagram featuring snippets from his career.
Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in the history of the game and the only skipper to have won all three major ICC trophies -- T20 World Cup (2007), 50-over World Cup (2011) and Champions Trophy (2013).