Happy Birthday MS Dhoni!

| Updated: July 7, 2022 1:23 pm

Dhoni. Mahi. Captain Cool. Thala. The man who has enthralled millions of Indians with his cricketing abilities and extraordinary leadership in sports arena has turned 41 today.

However, Dhoni, the phenomenon, is not only due to his abilities as a sportsman. Dhoni resides in the hearts of his innumerable fans for his attitude on and off field. He always managed to have a uniquely low profile take which would keep eveyone else spellbound when discovered.

Be it his monk like detachment in changing his immensely popular hairstyles overnight on the eve of an important international event or his own low-key marriage without making any noise at all for a person holding such fame, Dhoni has been an inspiring individual as a person in public life to be emulated.

He did not chose the big brands and companies to manage the “Brand Dhoni”, instead the task was given to his childhood friend. The way he let Tendulkar lead the world cup winning squad he was captain of, after winning, showcases a human being with immense sense of propriety and humbleness. He always let the others taking centerstage in the moments of glory.

The cherry on the cake is his announcement of his retirement. Without any fuss, he released a video on Instagram on August 15, 2020 with the immortal Sahir Ludhiyanvi song and left like a monk would. He is the quintessential Philosopher-Captain.

Widely acknowledged as one of the finest captains in the history of the cricket, Dhoni is flooded on social media with with wishes.

The legend celebrated his birthday in with friends and family in UK. His wife Sakshi Singh shared a clip of smiling Thala cutting the cake. Dhoni and his Sakshi were spotted at Wimbledon. The pair recently celebrated their 12th wedding anniversary as well. They got married on July 4, 2010.

Dhoni made his debut for India in 2004 and went on have a fabled career excelling not only as a batsman and a wicketkeeper but also as a brainy captain experimenting with the stunning decisions. He is the first and only captain to win all three major ICC trophies including T20 World Cup, ODI World Cup and Champions Trophy.

He represented India in 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20s. He last played a Test for India in December 2014. Dhoni continues to play in the Indian Premier League captaining Chennai Super Kings.

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