On MS Dhoni’s birthday on Wednesday, Twitter got filled with wishes for the legendary player as the former Indian skipper turned 40. Unarguably, India’s greatest captain in the history of cricket, MS Dhoni celebrated his 40th birthday on Wednesday. Be it his fans, former or current cricketers, everyone extended wishes for the legendary cricketer.
MS Dhoni is one of the most loved cricketers across the world. Over the years, he has given countless memories to its fans to cherish. Dhoni made his debut on 23rd December 2004 against Bangladesh in an ODI game. However, he came into prominence after notching a brilliant century against Pakistan and helped India win the game.
He attained legendary status after leading India to the 2011 World Cup title as India won their second World Cup title in 28 years. Though, it wasn’t the only ICC title Dhoni claimed under his captaincy. He remains the only skipper in cricketing history to have won all three ICC titles, namely the 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy.
Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on 15th August 2020. He, however, still plays his trade for CSK in IPL. Under his leadership, CSK has won three IPL titles and would be aiming to win the fourth title this year. He will be back in action as CSK captain when IPL 2021 resumes in the UAE in September.
To mark the special occasions, many cricket fans and experts wished the cricketer as #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni trended on Twitter. Here’s a look at some of the tweets on MS Dhoni’s Birthday:
It was under Dhoni’s guidance that Team India lifted the titles of ICC WT20 (2007), ICC World Cup (2011) and ICC Champions Trophy (2013). He made an unpredicted declaration with a simple social media post on the country’s 74th Independence Day.
The former Indian cricket captain was last seen performing in the 2019 World Cup defeat to New Zealand and he put an end to all the speculation over his international future on 15th August. Nevertheless, Dhoni, like quite a few Indian cricket greats, has bowed out without a farewell match at the international level.
Dhoni was scheduled to reappear to the cricket ground on March 29 during the IPL 2020’s inaugural match between CSK and Mumbai Indians.
He continues to lead the franchise Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.