Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned 40 on Wednesday, July 7. One of the best wicket-keeper batsmen to ever play the game, Dhoni, who retired from international cricket last year on India’s independence day, has become one year older.
The only Indian captain to win three ICC trophies, the former skipper may have hung his boot from international cricket, he is still going strong in the shortest format of the game in the Indian Premier League (IPL) leading from the front of the Chennai Super Kings.
As soon as the clock ticked 12 in India, the wishes started pouring in for the 40-year old from all around the world. The fans, Indian cricketers and some of the overseas as well chipped in with their wishes for the former skipper.
Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar took to Twitter and wrote, “A colleague, captain & friend! Happy Birthday, Mahi. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead full of joy and good health.” Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who has maintained that Dhoni will always remain his captain wished Dhoni with a special picture saying, “Happy birthday skip.”
A colleague, captain & friend! Happy Birthday, Mahi.
Wishing you a wonderful year ahead full of joy and good health. pic.twitter.com/uyeqtBm7UW
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 7, 2021
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2021
BCCI secretary Jay Shah too wished MS Dhoni on his birthday, “Happy birthday to the man of patience and a tactical genius who changed the way of Indian cricket. You are an inspiration for many budding cricketers. Wishing you a great year ahead #Captaincool @msdhoni!!”
Happy birthday to the man of patience and a tactical genius who changed the way of Indian cricket. You are an inspiration for many budding cricketers. Wishing you a great year ahead #Captaincool @msdhoni!! pic.twitter.com/ZIYjhFRJcs
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) July 7, 2021
Suresh Raina, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Virender Sehwag, David Warner were among many others, who also wished their best for Dhoni on his day.
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
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) July 7, 2021
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) July 7, 2021
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) July 6, 2021
Mahi Bhai wishing you a very Happy Birthday!! A great friend in a captain!
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) July 6, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 7, 2021
Mahendra – meaning Lord of the Sky. 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
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 7, 2021
Wishing a very happy birthday to a person for whom even the word cool isn’t cool enough. Always admired his cool and calm attitude…have a fabulous one @msdhoni! #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/SS5H0D1T50
— DK (@DineshKarthik) July 7, 2021
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 7, 2021
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) July 7, 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