MS Dhoni, one of the greatest cricketers to have played for India, turned 38 on Sunday. In fact, MS Dhoni would go down in history as one of the greatest wicketkeeper-batsmen to have played the game. Dhoni had made his international debut way back in 2004. It was a debut to forget as he was run out for a duck against Bangladesh.
However, the start was not at all an indication to how the coming years were going to be. The boy wonder from Ranchi went on to write one of the most beautiful scripts in the game both as a batsman and captain. In just his 5th ODI, he scored a blistering 148 against Pakistan and did not look back since then.
He established himself as one of India’s premier batsman in ODIs. The most memorable moment of Dhoni’s early part of the career arrived in 2007 when he led a bunch of youngsters to the World T20 title in South Africa.
He was soon given the captaincy in all the format, and the rest is all history. Till date, he is the only skipper to have won all the ICC events after leading India to World Cup glory in 2011 followed by the Champions Trophy title in 2013.
He also led the Indian team to the pinnacle of Test cricket in 2009 in addition to winning several historic overseas series. MS Dhoni’s record as a batsman is equally impressive. He is one of the handful of players to have scored more than 10,000 runs in ODIs. In Tests, he scored 4,874 runs in 90 games.
And as Dhoni turns 38, his former teammate Virender Sehwag posted a perfect message for him. The legendary batsman, who loves to play with words on Twitter, wished Dhoni in his own amicable style, writing:
“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, 7 th day of 7th month- Birthday of a wonder of the cricketing world #HappyBirthdayDhoni . May God Bless You!”
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