MS Dhoni turns 40; BCCI, Raina, Pandya and others wish former captain


GUWAHATI: Former Indian cricket team captain, MS Dhoni turned 40 on Wednesday. Wishes started pouring in from all parts of the country on social media.

BCCI Tweeted, “A legend and an inspiration! 🙌 🙌 Here’s wishing former #TeamIndia captain @msdhoni a very happy birthday.”

Suresh Raina Tweeted, “Wishing you a very happy birthday @msdhoni  You have been a friend, brother & a mentor to me, all one could ever ask for. May God bless you with good health & long life! Thank you for being an iconic player & a great leader.#HappyBirthdayDhoni.”

Mahi Bhai wishing you a very Happy Birthday!! A great friend in a captain! Hope you have the best day and a great year ahead!! 

@msdhoni,” Ishant Sharma Tweeted.

Mohammad Kaif Tweeted, “Dada taught us youngsters how to win and Dhoni made it into a habit. Two great leaders from different eras born just a day apart. Happy birthday to the men who shaped Indian cricket.”

“To my forever love and my greatest friend, happy birthday Mahi bhai  Only love for you @msdhoni,” Hardik Pandya Tweeted.

“There’s a reason they call him Captain Cool  On his birthday, relive some of MS Dhoni’s greatest calls as @BCCI skipper ,” ICC Tweeted.

Yuzvendra Chahal Tweeted, “It’s a feeling that will always ignite when your around me… salute to the legend. Happy birthday Mahi bhai.”

“Happy birthday@msdhoni,” Tweeted Shreyas Iyer.


It is to be mentioned that Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a former Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2017 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. Under his captaincy, India won the inaugural 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the 2010 and 2016 Asia Cups, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. A right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper, Dhoni is one of the highest run scorers in One Day Internationals (ODIs) with more than 10,000 runs scored and is considered an effective “finisher” in limited-overs formats. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest wicket-keeper batsmen and captains in the history of the game. He was also the first wicket-keeper to effect 100 stumpings in ODI cricket.