MS Dhoni celebrates his 39th birthday on Tuesday and some of his former and current teammates took to Twitter to post their birthday greetings for the former India captain. The likes of Virender Sehwag and Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina, Kuldeep Yadav and VVS Laxman were among the first to share their birthday wishes with Kedar Jadhav even penning a heartfelt letter for his "best friend, teammate and captain".
Once in a generation, a player comes and a nation connects with him, think of him as a member of their family, kuch bahut apna sa lagta hai. Happy Birthday to a man who is the world ( Dhoni-ya ) for his many admirers. #HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/T9Bj7G32BI— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 7, 2020
A small try to make your birthday little more special. My best friend, teammate and captain, Happy Birthday Mahi Bhai @msdhoni— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) July 7, 2020
Thank You @InsideCricket07 for making it happen. #HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/xfiakfh8Ai
Here's wishing a very Happy Birthday @msdhoni 🇮🇳✅☝️! to one of my favorite human, brother & a leader I could ever ask for! The man who has always played with his mind and heart. Thank you for all the inspiration Dhoni Bhai 🤘🤗 pic.twitter.com/72eoMM7qwg— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) July 6, 2020
Despite being at the fag end of his career, there seems to be no decline in his popularity as the fans of the former Indian captain have been flooding social media with wishes. The Indian cricket fraternity has also been showering its wishes on the veteran wicket-keeper batsman, who has not played for India since July last year.
India head coach Ravi Shastri took to Twitter to wish Dhoni, calling him a 'youngster' in his tweet. At 39, Dhoni remains one of the fittest among Indian cricketers and has not yet decided to hang his boots in international cricket. He was all set to make his comeback with Chennai Super Kings in the new season of the Indian Premier League and was toiling hard to perform well which would have helped him regain his spot in the Indian team.