‘The Special One In All’: Wishes Pour In For MS Dhoni As Captain Cool Turns 39
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New Delhi: From Cricket fraternity to eminent personalities to the common name thronged to social media to extend birthday wishes for former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni who turned 39 on Tuesday.
Regarded as one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team, MS Dhoni has been on a sabbatical ever since the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup where India lost to New Zealand. Its been almost an year that he has been away from the cricket field, yet conversations about his return or future retirement have never died out in the time since and he still remains one of the most talked about cricketers in the present era.
Dhoni is the only international captain to have won an ICC 50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy. He even led India to the number one ranking in both Test and ODI formats.
Several members of the Indian cricket fraternity took to Twitter to wish Dhoni on his special day.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli shared few candid pictures along with a message for the birthday boy.
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 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 MS Dhoni,” India all-rounder Hardik Pandya wrote on Twitter.
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) July 6, 2020
“Happy birthday to MS Dhoni…a true leader who led from front, a true brother who stands for his real brothers. A true fighter till the last ball in play. Thanks a lot brother for such great moments with me…loved every advise given to me and team,” S Sreesanth said.
Happy birthday to @msdhoni ..a true leader who led from front ,a true Brother who stands for his real brothers. A true fighter till the last ball in play.thanks a lot brother for such great moments with me..loved every advise given to me nd team..#Respect #india #cricket #love pic.twitter.com/tkSkMDskaU
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) July 7, 2020
“Many more happy returns of the day to a man whose composure and patience continues to be an inspiration,” wrote VVS Laxman.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 7, 2020
Virender Sehwag tweeted: “Once in a generation, a player comes and a nation connects with him, think of him as a member of their family, kuch bahut apna sa lagta hai. Happy Birthday to a man who is the world (Dhoni-ya) for his many admirers.”
Once in a generation, a player comes and a nation connects with him, think of him as a member of their family, kuch bahut apna sa lagta hai. Happy Birthday to a man who is the world ( Dhoni-ya ) for his many admirers. #HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/T9Bj7G32BI
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 7, 2020
“Here’s wishing a very Happy Birthday MS Dhoni to one of my favorite human, brother & a leader I could ever ask for! The man who has always played with his mind and heart. Thank you for all the inspiration Dhoni Bhai,” tweeted Suresh Raina.
Here’s wishing a very Happy Birthday @msdhoni 🇮🇳✅☝️! to one of my favorite human, brother & a leader I could ever ask for! The man who has always played with his mind and heart. Thank you for all the inspiration Dhoni Bhai 🤘🤗 pic.twitter.com/72eoMM7qwg
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 6, 2020
BCCI also paid a tribute to the former Indian captain by sharing a montage of the monstrous sixes which he smashed throughout his career.
One man, countless moments of joy! 🇮🇳🙌
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 6, 2020
Dhoni, who made his debut in 2004 against Bangladesh, has been a remarkable servant of the Indian cricket. The 39-year-old has been a vital cog for Indian cricket ever since he made his entry into international cricket. Be it his brilliant glove work or his skillful batting, Dhoni has contributed in every way possible for taking the Men in Blue to the pinnacle of the sport.
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 7, 2020
Warm birthday 💐 greetings on behalf of @PandaJay to former Indian cricket team captain, best finisher of cricket, Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan @msdhoni Ji.
May Mahaprabhu Jagannath bestow upon you longevity, good health and continued success.#HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/Q4lFzGc6Pl
— Office of Jay Panda (@mp_office) July 7, 2020
— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) July 7, 2020
— harshu712 (@harshu712) July 7, 2020
— Anupam Bhaumik (@its_me_anupam_) July 7, 2020
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