It’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s birthday today. As the captain of the Indian national cricket team turns 33, the cricket-crazy nation goes berserk in wishing their favourite captain on Twitter.
MS Dhoni has led the Indian team to victory even in trying times, proving his captainship many times over. Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 ICC World Twenty20, the CB Series of 2007–08, the 2010 Asia Cup, the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, making him the first national captain ever to win all three ICC trophies.
Quite instrumental in establishing Indian cricket in the world, M S Dhoni is also a successful athlete. This June, Forbes listed him at 22nd in the list of highest paid athletes in the world with earnings of $30 million dollars. Despite all the adoration and fan love, the Indian captain is also mired in the IPL match-fixing controversy.
Today on his 33rd birthday, we see a blend of wishes ranging from the absolutely fanatic fan generated video to the devotional and outright sarcastic birthday wishes on Twitter. Dhoni is active on Twitter with more than 2.93 million followers. Describing himself as “an absolute pet-lover and perennially hungry for chicken butter masala”, the Indian cricket team captain has thanked everyone for their good wishes.
Thanks a lot everyone for all ur good wishes.
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) July 7, 2014
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 7, 2014
Happy birthday Dhoni bhai. Have a good one 🙂 — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2014
I’ll wish Dhoni Happy Birthday at 11:59:59, he isn’t going to read it before that #HappyBirthdayDhoni
— Ra_Bies (@Ra_Bies) July 7, 2014
H a p p y B ‘ d a y t o y o u H a p p y B’d a y t o y o u Happy B’day dear Dhoni HappyB’dayToYou
— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) July 7, 2014
Surprisingly, Reebok India, the fitness brand he endorses has not tweeted him a birthday wish!