Former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni expressed his gratitude to fans for their warm birthday wishes as he turned 42 on July 7. In a social media post, Dhoni shared a video giving glimpses of his birthday celebration. The video showed him cutting a cake and then feeding his four dogs at his residence in Ranchi.
With the caption, “Thanks a lot for all your warm wishes, a glimpse of what I did on my birthday,” Dhoni shared the video on his Instagram account, marking his return to social media after a hiatus of five months.
The legendary cricketer received heartwarming wishes from fans, former teammates, and cricket greats from around the world. Past and present players took to their social media accounts to celebrate Dhoni’s legacy and pay tribute to his remarkable achievements.
Dhoni, widely regarded as India’s most successful captain, led the national team to victory in all major ICC tournaments. He played a pivotal role in making India the number-one team in all three formats of the game. In his illustrious career, Dhoni featured in 90 Test matches, scoring 4,876 runs with six centuries and 33 fifties, maintaining an average of 38.09. Additionally, he accumulated 10,773 runs in 350 ODIs, including 10 centuries and 73 half-centuries, and contributed 1,617 runs in 98 T20Is.
Amid speculation about his future in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Dhoni recently led the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to their fifth IPL title. However, his availability for the next season remained uncertain. Dhoni addressed the topic and stated that it would be a gift to the fans if he decided to make a comeback. He acknowledged the love and support he received but emphasized the need to work hard to ensure his fitness.
Although Dhoni underwent knee surgery recently and faced challenges with his knee during the previous IPL season, he is expected to recover and return to action in the IPL 2024 fully. Fans eagerly await the comeback of the iconic cricketer as he continues his journey of inspiring performances on the cricket field.