MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in ODI WC 2011 Final
MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh in ODI WC 2011 Final (Image Credit: Twitter)

One of the greatest-ever cricketers to have ever played this beautiful game, MS Dhoni is celebrating his 40th birthday today.

Born on July 07, 1981, MS Dhoni with his long hair locks and fearless approach to batting, captured the imagination of the cricketing folklore like very few have within a short span of time post his International debut in 2004.

Dhoni’s maiden and final international knock ended in a heartbreaking run out but between those two unfortunate events, he gave us 15 unforgettable years of unmatched brilliance in his role as a hard-hitting batter and a calm and cool skipper.

MS Dhoni, India cricket team
MS Dhoni[photo: Twitter]
With the bat, he made every target possible via his brilliant ability to gauge the match situation and adjust his game according to it.

And, as a skipper, he often pulled out a rabbit from the hat, especially in ICC events, that would leave the opposition befuddled and his fans in absolute awe.

Who can forget his punt of giving the final of the T20 World Cup 2007 to a newbie in Joginder Sharma or him promoting himself ahead of Yuvraj Singh in the 2011 World Cup final or him placing immaculate field settings in the final overs of the 2013 Champions Trophy that led India to their 3rd world title under him?

Apart from all the runs, catches, stun pings and numerous titles that he spearheaded India in, Dhoni’s biggest legacy will always be the trust and respect that he earned from his peers, juniors, and the opposition.

No wonder, everyone is paying their tribute to the legendary cricketer, who called it quits from international cricket on Independence Day last year.

Also Read- 5 Decisions Of MS Dhoni That Changed The Fate Of Indian Cricket

Here’s how Twitter is reacting to MS Dhoni’s 40th birthday-

 

Also Read: 5 Decisions Of MS Dhoni That Changed The Fate Of Indian Cricket

Yash Mittal

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