Former Indian player and captain MS Dhoni celebrates his birthday 41st birthday today. The veteran cricketer has given Indian fans many memories. He has inspired many young cricketers to take up gloves, which has given India many new wicketkeepers.
In his career as the captain of the Indian team, MS Dhoni had a lot to be proud of. He became the only player in the world to win all three major ICC trophies as the captain. He guided the team to win the inaugural T20 World Cup. The wicketkeeper-batter then guided the team to lift the World Cup after a wait of 28 years in 2011. He completed his ICC trophy collection with a Champions Trophy in 2013.
One of the most memorable performances that MS Dhoni gave was in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka. The team captain promoted himself in the batting order ahead of the veteran all-rounder Yuvraj Singh. This move worked very well for India as he scored a half-century to guide the team through. He hit a six to finish the game in style.
Ravi Shastri’s iconic lines in the commentary box perfectly summarize the impact he had in that situation. “Dhoni finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd! India lift the World Cup after 28 years!” he said when Dhoni completed the game with a six to win the World Cup.
In his illustrious career with the Indian team, the 41-year-old made many runs. He made his debut in 2004 and retired in 2020. He played his last international game against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup Semi-Final. In the 350 ODI matches that he played, he scored 10773 at an average of 50.6. The World Cup-winning captain played 98 T20I games, scoring 1617 runs. He also scored 4876 runs in 90 Test matches that he played.
Meanwhile, many Cricketer came in to wish MS Dhoni on his 41st birthday. “Happy Birthday to my big brother. Thank you for being my biggest supporter and mentor in every phase of life, may god bless you and your family with good health always. Much love to you mahi bhai. Wishing you a great year ahead!” Suresh Raina tweeted.
The Cricket fraternity wishes MS Dhoni on his 41st birthday
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) July 7, 2022
A leader like no other. Thanks for everything you have done for Indian cricket. 🇮🇳 You became more like an elder brother for me. Nothing but love and respect always.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2022
Matches – 538
Runs – 17266
Average – 44.96
Hundreds – 16
Catches – 634
Stumpings – 195
3 ICC trophies
— Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) July 7, 2022
Many years ago, MS Dhoni cracked an imposing 90 odd v Ganesh and Joshi in the Ranji.
I knew very little him about him then but my first memories of hearing this legend’s name.
Oh, hours have turned into months, months in years and even two decades now!
Best of birthdays. pic.twitter.com/uT3t5RqPts
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) July 7, 2022
🏆🏆🏆 – #MSDhoni always carried the nation’s hopes & delivered!
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) July 7, 2022
All of us #TeamIndia fans sending out virtual hugs to one of our G.O.A.Ts on his birthday like… 💙🤗
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) July 7, 2022
Not just a terrific player and a Captain on field but also a great person off the field too! Privileged to have played under him for both 🇮🇳 and in the IPL. Happy Birthday dearest Thala @msdhoni #HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/fXYW5FBHI7
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) July 7, 2022
The man who led India to three ICC titles. 17,266 runs and 829 dismissals in international cricket. A four-time IPL winning captain ✨
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 7, 2022
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 7, 2022
Happy Birthday to my big brother. Thank you for being my biggest supporter and mentor in every phase of life, may god bless you and your family with good health always. Much love to you mahi bhai. Wishing you a great year ahead! @msdhoni #HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/3uABWFIlnO
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 6, 2022
Dada taught us youngsters how to win and Dhoni made it into a habit. Two great leaders from different eras born just a day apart. Happy birthday to the men who shaped Indian cricket.@msdhoni @SGanguly99 pic.twitter.com/oD7o5VnJVK
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 6, 2022
An idol & an inspiration 👏 👏
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 7, 2022
Till the time full stop doesn’t come,a sentence isn’t completed. Till the time Dhoni is at the crease,match isn’t completed.
Not all teams have the fortune to have a person like Dhoni, Happy B’day to a gem of a person & player,MS Dhoni. Om Helicopteraya Namaha #HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/qGFhpcP5so
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 7, 2022