” Don’t let the success get to your head maintain your performance – MS Dhoni”
Dhoni’s rise story is a rags-to-riches story. An ideal icon for the modern India Dhoni turned 37 on Saturday,7th July. Aggression with decorum, modesty along with stardom, and an apparent happy-go-lucky Midas touch, Dhoni is the perfect blend of a role-model and pin-up star. The Indian youth has grown to mock the word, but Dhoni has taken victories in his stride along with the losses and given more importance to evaluation at a micro-level as a tool to pave the way forward, with relative indifference to the results.
Thirty years before Ravi Shastri’s voice rang through television sets all over India,”Dhoniiiii finishes off in style. A magnificent strike into the crowd. India lifts the World Cup after 28 years. The party’s started in the dressing room. And it’s an Indian captain, who’s been absolutely magnificent.”
M.S.Dhoni who wrote the history of cricket in India and he is only “CAPTAIN’ in the history of cricket to win three ICC trophies. Dhoni, who is part of the Indian team playing in England, celebrated his birthday with friends and family. MS Dhoni cut a cake with wife Sakshi, daughter Ziva and many teammates present.
India first lifted the inaugural World T20 in 2007 under his captaincy and then won the ICC World Cup 2011. India followed the 2011 World Cup win with a victorious triumph in 2013 Champions Trophy. Dhoni stepped down as limited-overs captain in January 2017.
On the 37th birthday of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, his current and former teammates have adorable wishes for the former Team India skipper.
Suresh Raina tweeted,”Walking out of your 500th international match & gracefully walking into the blessed day of India when a legend like you was born! Wish you a very Happy Birthday brother @msdhoni.You have been my inspiration & will always be! I cherish all our good times! #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni”
Virender Sehwag also wrote, “# HappyBirthdayMSDhoni. May your life be longer than this stretch and may you find happiness in everything, faster than your stumpings. Om Finishaya Namaha !”
Born on 7th July 1981, Mahendra Singh Dhoni knew as “MS Dhoni” is an attacking right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket. He is also regarded as one of the best wicket-keepers in world cricket and is known to have very fast hands.
With a mature head on his shoulders and an astute and shrewd cricketing mind, Dhoni was recommended by senior players like Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for captaincy. Dhoni had a golden run as captain, with an unbeaten run in Test series since his captaincy debut, leading them to their first stint as the top-ranked Test team in the world. Dhoni’s calm and composed leadership was widely lauded in the cricketing fraternity after India brought the trophy home, earning him the label of ‘Captain Cool’.
Dhoni made his India debut back in 2004 in an ODI against Bangladesh and has played 318 matches since then. The right-handed batsman has accumulated 9967 runs in the ODIs so far. Famous for his lightening glovework, he has taken 297 catches and has been involved in 107 stumpings.
On the eve of his 37th birthday, when Dhoni came out to bat in the second T20I against England in Cardiff, he became the third Indian cricketer to play 500 international matches. The two other Indian players to have achieved the feat are Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid with 664 games and 509 matches respectively.