Mumbai: As former Indian skipper and wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni turns 39 today, cricket fraternity extend their wishes.
Indian men’s cricket team coach Ravi Shastri, skipper Virat Kohli, batsmen Suresh Raina, Shikhar Dhawan and spinners Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravichandran Ashwin have all sent in their good wishes for ‘Captain Cool’ Dhoni.
“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
“Inspiration to his Army and Decimation to the Army beyond the Enemy lines. Couldn’t find a better phrase to define @msdhoni, happy birthday Mahi Bhai, have a great day and continue to inspire all of us,” Ashwin tweeted.
“Inspiration to his Army and Decimation to the Army beyond the Enemy lines”
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) July 7, 2020
Sharing a video with MSD on Instagram Suresh Raina, captioned “Here wishing a very happy Birthday to one of my favourite human, brother & a leader I could ever ask for! The man who has always played with his mind and heart. His captaincy has not just been successful because of his decision but also because of his faith in every member of his team! So to our special No 7 who made winning as a habit thank you for all the inspiration.”
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Here's wishing a very Happy Birthday 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. His Captaincy has not just been successful because of his decisions but also because of his faith in every member of his team! So 🥂 to our Special No. 7, who made winning as a habit. Thank you for all the inspiration @mahi7781 Bhai 🤘🤗#happybirthdaymahi 🇮🇳🇮🇳✊✊🏏✅☝️
“Birthday wishes to a legend of the sport 😎 Happy birthday Mahi Bhai,” opener Shikhar Dhawan tweeted.
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 7, 2020
“Happy bday to a legend, an inspiration to me and many more. Have a good one Mahi bhai,” spinner Yuzvendra Chahal tweeted.
Happy bday to a legend, an inspiration to me and many more. Have a good one Mahi bhai 🎂🤗 pic.twitter.com/ozEZBYjn9r
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) July 7, 2020
Dhoni has played 350 ODIs against Sri Lanka so far, with his highest score being 183. He remains the only captain to win all the big ICC Trophies (more than 50 World Cups, T20 World Cups and Champions Trophies).
Under Dhoni’s leadership, India also managed to achieve the number one ranking in Test cricket. His Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has also won the tournament three times under his leadership.
Dhoni was set to return to the cricket ground on March 29 during the opening match of the IPL between CSK and Mumbai Indians. However, the tournament has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.