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Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: Indian Sportspersons Wish Cricket Legend on Turning 39

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Last Updated: July 07, 2020, 17:38 IST

File image of MS Dhoni / News18.

File image of MS Dhoni / News18.

Social media was filled with messages on the 29th birthday of Indian cricket legend MS Dhoni as sportspersons wished 'captain cool'.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 39 as social media was flooded with 'Happy Birthday MS Dhoni' messages and wishes on Tuesday.Dhoni, who was born in Ranchi on  July 7, 1981, has captained India for 10 years in limited-overs cricket, leading the Indian men's cricket team to three ICC trophies.ALSO READ | MS Dhoni Birthday: Cricket World Sends Best Wishes to Former India Captain

Under the leadership of Dhoni, India won the inaugural World T20 in 2007 and 2011 ODI World as well as the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. In test cricket, India also climbed to the top of Test cricket, clinching the No. 1 ranking in Tests.ALSO SEE | Happy Birthday MS Dhoni: The Best Photographs

Indian sportspersons took to social media to wish MS 'Thala' Dhoni on his 39th birthday:

Regarded as one of the most successful captains of the Indian cricket team, Dhoni has been on a sabbatical ever since the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup where India lost to New Zealand. Its been almost an year that he has been away from the cricket field, yet conversations about his return or future retirement have never died out in the time since and he still remains one of the most talked about cricketers in the present era.

Dhoni, who made his debut in 2004 against Bangladesh, has been a remarkable servant of the Indian cricket. The 39-year-old has been a vital cog for Indian cricket ever since he made his entry into international cricket. Be it his brilliant glove work or his skillful batting, Dhoni has contributed in every way possible for taking the Men in Blue to the pinnacle of the sport.

He has so far played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is for India, amassing over 17,000 international runs.