World cup winning skipper MS Dhoni celebrates his 39th birthday today and the world unfurled their love for beloved Mahi across all the social media platforms. Cricket organizations, teams, teammates, and pundits all came together with their birthday wishes for this one of a kind cricketer.
ICC released a video montage which portrayed the love the former Indian skipper got from the crowd irrespective of the location. It also included excerpts from Mohammad Shahzad, Ben Stokes, and Virat Kohli who spoke about MS Dhoni.
"I don't think anyone will ever be as good as him."
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— ICC (@ICC) July 7, 2020
A very very Happy Birthday Mahi bhai. Your ingenuity and calmness are absolutely flawless and make you the gem of a person you are. Honored to have played alongside you and more importantly spending time off the field which is always special @msdhoni pic.twitter.com/2n1A3tDu06
— Bhuvneshwar Kumar (@BhuviOfficial) July 7, 2020
— Akshar Patel (@akshar2026) July 7, 2020
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) July 7, 2020
Wishing @msdhoni a very happy birthday 🙌🏻🙌🏻
— Poonam Yadav (@poonam_yadav24) July 7, 2020
MS Dhoni’s IPL franchise left no stone unturned as Chennai Super Kings wished the city’s adopted son a very happy birthday. Moreover, the members of the Super Kings’ fraternity added to the thrill.
West Indies all-rounder released a song in honour of MS Dhoni on the eve of his birthday while Kedhar Jadhav penned a heartful letter for his skipper. Long-time teammates Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin too chipped in with their wishes.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) July 6, 2020
— Dwayne DJ Bravo (@DJBravo47) July 6, 2020
A small try to make your birthday little more special. My best friend, teammate and captain, Happy Birthday Mahi Bhai @msdhoni
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) July 7, 2020
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 7, 2020
“Inspiration to his Army and Decimation to the Army beyond the Enemy lines”
— Ashwin (During Covid 19)🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) July 7, 2020
The current skipper of the nation and deputy Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma respectively wished MS Dhoni. Kohli produced a montage of their moments together from the 2019 ICC World Cup and 2017 Champions Trophy while Rohit Sharma opted for a more “cool” approach.
Happy b'day Mahi bhai. Wish you good health and happiness always. God bless you 🙏😃 pic.twitter.com/i9zR4Zb5A3
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2020
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) July 7, 2020
Happy Birthday Mahi bhai. You have been an inspiration to an entire generation. Wishing you on your special day with lots of happiness and joy. Lucky to have you around and grasp those tips from the living legend himself #captaincool ❤️@msdhoni pic.twitter.com/7aohkzjJ9U
— Prithvi Shaw (@PrithviShaw) July 7, 2020
— Gautam Bhimani (@gbhimani) July 7, 2020
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) July 7, 2020
The current Indian crop of bowlers also made their presence known with their birthday wishes for their beloved former captain. Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Umesh Yadav and Mohammad Shami all posted tweets to wish Dhoni.
— Jasprit Bumrah ❁ (@jaspritbumrah_9) July 7, 2020
Happy bday to a legend, an inspiration to me and many more. Have a good one Mahi bhai 🎂🤗 pic.twitter.com/ozEZBYjn9r
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) July 7, 2020
Happy birthday Mahi bhai. I hope you have a wonderful and a fantastic day. Thank you for being such an amazing human being. God bless you. ❤️💯 pic.twitter.com/BZ1Za759FM
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) July 6, 2020
Anhoni ko honi kar de, honi ko anhoni
Ek jagah jab jama hon teeno Mahendra Singh Dhoni
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) July 7, 2020
I cherish every moment spent with you on the field and off it. You have inspired me with your actions. Your understanding of the game is unmatched. Wish you a very happy birthday. @msdhoni #HappybirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/6RW3hzjkeI
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) July 7, 2020
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) July 7, 2019
Despite often being on the winning side against IPL franchises, the sides can’t help but appreciate Dhoni’s greatness.
We know this is one of the 3915316 times you'll see this image on your timeline today, but aaj toh banta hai bhai 😁
— Delhi Capitals (Tweeting from 🏠) (@DelhiCapitals) July 7, 2020
To the man who gave us a T20 World Cup, Champions Trophy, ODI World Cup and a fearless Indian cricket team, here’s wishing the Captain of Captains, @msdhoni, a very Happy Birthday! 🎂🥳#PlayBold #CaptainCool pic.twitter.com/sZETocOdUG
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) July 7, 2020
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) July 7, 2020
— Krunal Pandya (@krunalpandya24) July 7, 2020
Wishing the best for you on this special occasion! pic.twitter.com/7PItnRicWn
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) July 7, 2020
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) July 7, 2020
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) July 7, 2020
Happy birthday @msdhoni sir. Thank you for giving us so many great memories which we can cherish for the rest of our lives. Have a great day & fabulous year ahead. God bless. 🎂🥳🎉🎈#HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/V5SBQa1WY9
— Harmanpreet Kaur (@ImHarmanpreet) July 7, 2020
— Shardul Thakur (@imShard) July 7, 2020
— chaitanya (@chaitu_20) July 7, 2020
Wishing @msdhoni a very happy birthday!
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) July 7, 2020
— Kidambi Srikanth (@srikidambi) July 7, 2020
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) July 7, 2020
— Ishwar pandey (@pandey_ishwar) July 7, 2020
I will fall shorts of adjectives and words if I begin writing for this man. So here's a plain simple wish. Happy Birthday Mahi Bhai. Keep smiling and continue being the calming influence that you are 🙏 @msdhoni#HappyBirthdayMSD pic.twitter.com/Xoph3EtC53
— Siddharth Kaul (@Sidda79_KauL) July 7, 2020
Born in 1981, Dhoni made his International debut in 2004 and was handed the captaincy in 2007. The 39-year-old became the first captain to win all of the three major ICC trophies. The boy from Ranchi bowed out of test cricket in 2013 and handed over the captaincy reigns of limited-overs cricket to Virat Kohli in 2017.
Dhoni’s quick work behind the stumps, his presence of mind, the cool demeanour, his finishing skills are only a few attributes out of several which has captured the hearts of millions. The wicket-keeper batsman was last seen in the 2019 World Cup, where the team were agonizingly knocked out by the Kiwis in the semi-finals.