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Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: Cricket World Sends Best Wishes to Former India Captain

MS Dhoni hasn't played a match for India since the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand and his future in the side is still very much in the air.

MS Dhoni hasn't played a match for India since the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand and his future in the side is still very much in the air.

Happy birthday MS Dhoni: He turns 39 and the cricket fraternity joins in to send across their best wishes to the former India captain

Former India captain MS Dhoni, who remains a fan favourite despite his career winding down, turned 39 on Tuesday (July 7). The cricketing world joined together to wish the former India captain a happy birthday.

Dhoni may have last played a match in India blue over a year ago but the wicketkeeper-batsman is held in high regard by his peers.

As such, it came as no surprise that social media was flooded with wishes for the man who captained India to two World Cups and one Champions Trophy.

Check out the best reactions below.

 

It was not just the cricketers' but fans also celebrated Mahi's birthday in style and joining in were Sunfeast YiPPee! who released a unique digital collage of its brand ambassador Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his birthday.  Dhoni fans were encouraged to share pictures on their personal social media profiles, along with a special message for their beloved captain cool while using #MSDBirthdayWithYiPPee. A digital mosaic with the pictures was created illustrating Dhoni's ever-smiling and positive persona, which celebrates the special relationship between the cricketer and his ardent fans.

Under Dhoni's captaincy, India posted successful Test series victories home (England 2008) and away against New Zealand (2009) and Sri Lanka (2009).

Throughout his first five years as a Test player, India had lost only two away series, a record which helped them top the Test rankings.

The biggest accomplishment of his career came in 2011 when he powered Team India to a remarkable World Cup victory with his extraordinary leadership skills.

It was after 28 long years that India won the Cup, thanks to a bunch of hardworking and enthusiastic cricketers led by a young and exceptionally astute skipper.

He played a captain's innings in the final against Sri Lanka, where his brilliant unbeaten knock sealed the most memorable victory for his team and country.