Former Indian captain and iconic cricket legend Mahendra Sindh Dhoni clebrates his 39th birthday on Tuesday (today).
MS Dhoni’s former and current teammates and fans around the globe pour in their their heartfelt birthday greetings on social media.
Cricket Australia’s Twitter handle came up with a novel idea to extend their greetings. Terming MS Dhoni as “one of the biggest hitters we’ve ever seen”, CA tweeted a video of MS Dhoni smashing the ball out of the park in Australia. The video was an instant hit, garnering over 1,500 Retweets and over 5,500 Likes in double-quick time.
One of the biggest hitters we've ever seen!
MS Dhoni turns 39 today, and here are his best sixes in Australia! 🥳 pic.twitter.com/AtBBFMib3F
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) July 7, 2020
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is regarded as one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team, has been away from the cricket field for nearly a year, yet no news of his return broke out.
In his career as captain, Dhoni led India to 2007 T20I World Cup, 2011 ODI World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy. He, then became the first captain to have won all three ICC tournaments.
Several members of the Indian cricket fraternity, including current India captain Virat Kohli and other cricketers took to Twitter to wish Dhoni the best on his special day.
Happy b’day Mahi Bhai. Wish you good health and happiness always. God bless you,” skipper Virat Kohli tweeted.
Happy b'day Mahi bhai. Wish you good health and happiness always. God bless you 🙏😃 pic.twitter.com/i9zR4Zb5A3
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2020
“Happy Birthday Youngster! Have an absolute blast Legend,” Indian team coach Ravi Shastri tweeted.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) July 7, 2020
“Happy birthday to my Bittu from your Chittu. My friend who has taught me to be a better human being and stood by me in bad times,” Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya wrote.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) July 6, 2020
Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings teammate Dwayne Bravo also released his song dedicated to him.
— Dwayne DJ Bravo (@DJBravo47) July 6, 2020
Chennai Super Kings
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 7, 2020
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) July 7, 2020
Dhoni has played 90 Tests in which he amassed 4,876 runs at an average of 38.09. He has also played 350 ODIs in which he has scored 10,773 runs at an average of 50.57.
Formerly known as ‘captain cool’ during his captaincy days, Dhoni has also played 98 T20Is for India in which he has scored 1,617 runs at an average of 37.60.