On former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s birthday tributes poured in on social media. #MSDhoni and #HappyBirthdayDhoni trended on Twitter, and fans reminisced about his contributions as a skipper and wicket-keeper.
There were memes by fans on the former captain’s demeanour and why he was still an inspiration for them:
Do it the ‘Mahi Way’ – Stay ‘Not Out’, Stay Cool & Stump #coronavirus
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 7, 2020
Dhoni is a legend not because of his records, he is adored by the fans coz of those hundreds of micro-moments of genius on field which can’t be quantified & recorded into numbers.#HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/RHN5ZCA4Ey
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) July 6, 2020
Dhoni’s biggest gift to India was not the trophies, players etc. It was belief, expectations. You started to believe any game can be won from any situation, and then it became an expectation.
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) July 6, 2020
— Angoor Stark 🍇 🇮🇳 (@ladywithflaws) July 7, 2020
You have been an inspiration for me in many aspects of life. pic.twitter.com/ALdseggPRV
— Sagar (@sagarcasm) July 6, 2020
THE SUDDENNESS! THE SHEER SUDDENNESS OF THE MOVE! THE UNEXPECTED NATURE OF THE MOVE! THE UNPREDICTABILITY OF THE MOVE! THE FACT THAT THERE WAS NO WARNING! pic.twitter.com/Xxp1ZCeOe1
— رومانا (@RomanaRaza) July 7, 2020
— Chai~Sutta (@ChaiSutta_) July 7, 2020
— 90’sKid ☯ (@avni_foodie) July 7, 2020
— Circuit 🏏 (@Being_circuit) July 7, 2020
— प्रोफेसर Raja babu 🥳🌈 (@GaurangBhardwa1) July 7, 2020
— Grammar Naahji👨🏻💻 (@grammar_naahji) July 7, 2020
— Mojo (@Singhlicious) July 6, 2020
— B🅰️rle-G 🇮🇳 (@Zero_humour) July 6, 2020
Dhoni is the most successful captain of the Indian cricket team in limited-overs cricket. There have been question marks over the former captain’s future since the World Cup last year after India’s exit in the semi-finals. IPL 2020 was being closely watched for a comeback by Dhoni ahead of the World T20, but both events are now in question thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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