Friday, July 7, 2023

MS Dhoni celebrates his 42nd birthday today


Delhi, India: Today is Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 42nd birthday, making him the only captain in cricket history to win all three ICC awards.

Dhoni is being enthusiastically celebrated by fans all over the country on his 42nd birthday.

As the unique day drew nearer, enrapturing pictures arose, displaying monster Dhoni patterns in Hyderabad and Nandigama, Andhra Pradesh.

Remaining at a great level of 52 feet, the Hyderabad cut-out depicts Dhoni wearing the Indian shirt, while the transcending 77-foot Nandigama cut-out highlights him in the preparation pack of CSK (Chennai Super Rulers).

Notably, a video of the moment when milk was poured over the Nandigama cutout in a symbolic gesture went viral online.

Dhoni is still the most accomplished Indian captain, and his remarkable accomplishments have left an indelible mark on history.

He became the first and only captain to win the Champions Trophy, ICC T20 World Cup (2007), and ICC ODI World Cup thanks to his leadership skills in the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

— BCCI (@BCCI) In 2007 when Dhoni took over as captain, the Indian team rose to become the No. 1 team in the world. 1 Test team in 2009 for the first time.

Dhoni has received the Padma Bhushan (2018), Padma Shri (2009), and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (2007) from the Indian government for his contributions to sports. Additionally, he won the ICC ODI Player of the Year award for two years in a row (2008 and 2009).

After completing his 90th Test, Dhoni resigned as Test captain during India's tour of Australia in 2014. In January 2017, he also resigned as T20I and ODI captain. In both white-ball formats, he still holds the record for most victories by an India captain.

Dhoni has led the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) franchise since the 2008 inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). His fans affectionately refer to him as "Thala." Under his leadership, CSK have won five IPL titles.

The only time he played for a different team—Rising Pune Supergiants—was during the two years that CSK was banned by the BCCI. — DHONIism (@DHONIism)

He has scored 10,773 runs in 350 ODIs and 1617 runs in 98 T20Is, respectively. He has scored 10 centuries and 73 fifties in one-day internationals. In T20Is, he has scored two half-centuries.

In 90 Tests, he scored 4876 runs, including six centuries and 33 fifties.

Dhoni has taken 634 wickets and been stumped 195 times in international cricket as a wicketkeeper.

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