One of the greatest cricketers to have played the game of cricket, MS Dhoni was born on July 7 in 1981 in Ranchi. Coming from Jharkhand, Dhoni has taken himself to the pinnacle of success through homemade batting and wicket-keeping skills.
Dhoni celebrates his 38th birthday today
Under his captaincy, India have won the top prize in all formats: the No.1 Test ranking for 18 months starting December 2009, the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the World Twenty20 on his captaincy debut in 2007. From being a ticket-collector in Jharkhand to be the best in the cricketing world, the story is no short of a fairytale.
BCCI handed MS Dhoni the captaincy in 2007 with a young bunch of cricketers for the inaugural ICC World T20. He showed the world his brilliance to come home with the trophy beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the finals. Since then, he has scripted a very different style of captainship, which only suits him. His understanding of match situations and cricketers psychology is parallel to all the other leaders the game of cricket have ever witnessed. He has led India in 200 ODIs, of which India won 110 matches. At home, he captained the team to 43 wins out of 73 games.
Playing 349 ODIs, 98 T20Is, and 90 Test matches, MS Dhoni has accumulated more than 17000 runs, the most by any Indian wicket-keeper batsman. Besides, Dhoni holds the record of most number of stumpings in international cricket – he has affected 123 stumpings.
However, India’s brightest star has had a tough ride in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. He has failed to score quick runs and has been at the heart of the critics. With MS Dhoni playing his last World Cup, the greatest finisher will look to finish his World Cup career in style giving India their third World Cup trophy on July 14.
Since the clock ticked 12, wishes started flooding in from all spheres of the globe. But the wishes from MS Dhoni’s teammates and colleagues who stood out among all. There were a lot of emotions and memories as they wished their favourite and humblest teammate on his 38th birthday.
7 continents in the World
7 days in a week
7 colours in a rainbow
7 basic musical notes
7 chakras in a human being
7 pheras in a marriage
7 wonders of the world
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 7, 2019
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 7, 2019
First played together in Bangladesh in 2004 & shortly saw him announce his arrival against Pak at Vizag when he scored 148, hasn’t looked back since and the legend of MS Dhoni has only grown by the year. Wishing a once in a lifetime player and captain , #HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/nlPGj1Xord
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 7, 2019
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) July 6, 2019
Happy Birthday to Cricket Thala @msdhoni Keep it cool MS !!!!
— Russel Arnold (@RusselArnold69) July 7, 2019
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 7, 2019
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) July 7, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) July 7, 2019
Mahi bhai wishing you a very happy birthdayy!! Thanks for everything you have taught me all these years! A great friend in a Captain, a true team players and a legend who makes anything look so easy!! God bless you Mahi bhai and janam din ki bahot bahot shubhkamnaye ?@msdhoni pic.twitter.com/28DBkD9j3Z
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) July 7, 2019
— Vinod Kambli (@vinodkambli349) July 7, 2019
— Rahul Sharma (@ImRahulSharma3) July 7, 2019
— Sunil Joshi | ಸುನಿಲ್ ಜೋಶಿ (@SunilJoshi_Spin) July 7, 2019
Captain. Finisher. Lightning.
— Surya Kumar Yadav (@surya_14kumar) July 7, 2019
If ever there’s a book on cricket, the finishing chapter will be written by Dhoni.
Happy Birthday ? #Dhoni
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 6, 2019
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) July 7, 2019