India captain Virat Kohli took to social media on Tuesday to extend birthday wishes to his former captain MS Dhoni, who turned 39 on July 7.
Wishes have been pouring in for MS Dhoni, who turned 39 on Tuesday. It’s been almost a year since Dhoni played competitive cricket at the highest level and his brazen salt and pepper looks in rare appearances on Sakshi Dhoni’s social media stories are only adding to the speculations around his international future.
Dhoni is the only international captain to have won an ICC 50-over World Cup, T20 World Cup and Champions Trophy. He even led India to the number one ranking in both Test and ODI formats. Several members of the Indian cricket fraternity took to Twitter to wish Dhoni on his special day.
As Dhoni celebrates his 39th birthday, Kohli took to Instagram to wish him. “Happy b’day Mahi bhai. Wish you good health and happiness always. God bless you,” wrote Kohli.
India head coach Ravi Shastri also took to social media to wish “youngster” MS Dhoni.
Dhoni, the most experienced player in the team, is India’s go-to man with every player seeking his advice and picking his brains whenever needed. Even Kohli turns to Dhoni for suggestions despite being the skipper.
Dhoni is often seen setting fields, talking to the bowlers and guiding the players while Kohli takes a back seat. Kohli has maintained that Dhoni will always be his captain and has even stated that on multiple occasions in interviews.
Dhoni was supposed to return to action in the Indian Premier League in March but that got postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic which has further pushed his comeback.