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Wishes Started Pouring In As MS Dhoni Turns 40
By CricShots - Jul 7, 2021 11:07 am
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On Wednesday, the former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni is celebrating his 48th birthday, and wishes started pouring in from all parts of the country on social media. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took to Twitter to wish the former skipper, calling him a “legend and an inspiration”.

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Former Indian captain MS Dhoni

In their tweet, BCCI wrote: “A legend and an inspiration! Here’s wishing former #TeamIndia captain @msdhoni a very happy birthday. #HappyBirthdayDhoni.” Former India all-rounder Suresh Raina, who announced his retirement from international cricket on the same day as Dhoni did, tweeted a photo montage of the duo.

The veteran Indian fast bowler, Ishant Sharma, who played most of his international cricket under Dhoni, also wished Dhoni by posting an image with the former skipper. On the other hand, the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli still considers MS Dhoni his captain as he captioned his post on Instagram as: “Happy birthday skip ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ @mahi7781”.

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Former Indian cricketer, Mohammad Kaif said while Sourav Ganguly taught youngsters how to win, Dhoni turned that into a habit.


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Dhoni, who made his international debut against Bangladesh in 2004, went on to play as many as 538 matches across formats for the Indian team during his 16-year-long career. MS Dhoni played 350 ODIs, 90 Tests, and 98 T20Is for India. His last appearance in an international game came in July 2019, when India suffered a loss against New Zealand in the semi-final of the World Cup.

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On August 15, 2020, MS Dhoni took to Instagram to announce his retirement from international cricket. Captioning the video featuring the snippets from his career, he wrote: “Thanks a lot for ur love and support throughout. from 1929 hrs consider me as Retired.”

MS Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in the history of the game and the only skipper to have won all three major ICC trophies — T20 World Cup (2007), 50-over World Cup (2011), and Champions Trophy (2013).