Former India captain and one of India’s finest cricketers MS Dhoni turns 37 on Saturday. Dhoni made his debut for India back in 2004 in an ODI against Bangladesh and has played 318 matches since then. The right-hand batsman has accumulated 9967 runs in the ODIs so far. Known for his swift glovework as well, he has taken 297 catches and has been involved in 107 stumpings. While Dhoni is still a part of the limited overs side, he retired from the longest format in 2014.
Dhoni was capped in 90 Tests for India since making his debut against Sri Lanka in 2005 where he struck 4867 runs at an average of 38.09. During this time he took 256 catches and was involved in 38 stumpings. He has been a consistent performer for India in the T20Is as well. Dhoni began his T20I career in 2006 against South Africa. He has played 91 T20Is scoring 1455 runs.
MS has been the only captain in the history of cricket who has won three ICC trophies. India first lifted the inaugural World T20 in 2007 under his captaincy and then won the ICC World Cup 2011. India followed the 2011 World Cup win with a victorious triumph in 2013 Champions Trophy. Dhoni stepped down as limited-overs captain in January 2017.
Happy birthday Mahi Bhai. God bless you. 💪💪😇 pic.twitter.com/YeuQ8k9oWb
MS Dhoni is already a cricketing legend, be it with his winning sixes or his cool captaincy. So here’s a good time to look at how he has reinvented himself off late to remain a crucial part of India’s success with the white ball. #AakashVani pic.twitter.com/bq1EoEPfVR
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) July 7, 2018
— MS Shahzad (@MShahzad077) July 6, 2018
Another adventure filled year awaits you.Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning and a time to pursue new endeavors with new goals. I wish you abundant happiness and love #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni @msdhoni
— Anup Kumar (@IamAnupK) July 7, 2018
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 7, 2018
— Lakshmi Narayanan (@lakshuakku) July 7, 2018
Walking out of your 500th international match & gracefully walking into the blessed day of India, when a legend like you was born! Wish you a very Happy Birthday brother @msdhoni 🎂You have been my inspiration & will always be! I cherish all our good times! #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni pic.twitter.com/YinwMNSAgz
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) July 6, 2018
— Ami Mishra (@AmiMishra14) July 6, 2018
Happy birthday. May every dream of yours set your life on fire, brightening up today, your special day, and every other day of the year.🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂@circleofcricket @DelhiDaredevils @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/oBwZ8Ykbcb
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) July 7, 2018
Warmest Birthday wishes to the former ‘Captain Cool’ and one of India’s greatest cricketers @msdhoni, the man who made watching cricket a sheer pleasure for every Indian. May you be gifted with life’s biggest joys and never-ending bliss.#HappyBirthdayMSDhoni #MSDhoni pic.twitter.com/lWrExYPACg
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) July 7, 2018
Washington Sundar wrote a fitting birthday message for MS Dhoni which captures what the former skipper is all about and more. In the Instagram message he wrote, “Dear Mahi Bhai, I have always believed that people are placed in life for a reason, and sometimes you don’t expect someone to have an impact on your life until they do. You have been through so much, but continue to push past any obstacle that falls into your path. You keep calm so well, and it’s like a super power of yours. You inspire me everyday to want to be a better & tough person to face my own challenges. But most of all, I want to thank you for being the best role model we all could look up to. Once a fanboy, always a fan boy! 😍 Happy Birthday Mahi Bhai! 🤗 @mahi7781”.
Dhoni is present with the Indian team in the UK. India played a two-match T20I series against Ireland that they won 2-0 and are now facing England in three-match T20I series that would be followed by a three-match ODI series and five Tests. Here’s who said what on his birthday.