Can any Indian forget Ravi Shastri’s words from the commentry box?
“Dhoni finishes off in style. Magnificent strike into the crowd. India lifts the World Cup after 28 years.”– Ravi Shastri, World Cup 2011
These are words that will remain engraved in our hearts and minds forever. MS Dhoni smashed the winning six to help India defeat Sri lanka and win World cup 2011 at Wankhade stadium. This World Cup winning moment is still cherished by every Indian cricket fan. Not only did Dhoni give millions of Indians a memory worth revisiting throughout their lives, but also transformed himself into a formidable “finisher”, one with ice in his veins.
The player with the most captaincy caps in international cricket, Dhoni is the only skipper in history with all 3 ICC titles (excluding WTC as it started after his retirement). He played 90 Tests, 350 ODIs and 98 T20Is before quitting international cricket in August 2020. He had quit the longest format in December 2014. India’s semi-final exit in the 2019 World Cup, a heartbreak against New Zealand, turned out to be Dhoni’s last appearance in the blue jersey. Dhoni, almost a year ago, drew curtains on an illustrious international career. He announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket on 15 August 2020. Dhoni, however, is yet to contemplate retirement from franchise cricket. He will be seen in action when CSK battles for yet another title in the remainder of IPL 2021 this year. Amid growing calls over not-so-young Dhoni’s ability to deliver with the bat, all we can say is — “Enjoy It While It Lasts”.
The “Captain Cool”, India’s beloved skipper who has won all major cricketing accolades that one can achieve during his playing stint, and is still a fan favourite amongst all age group celebrated his 40th birthday yesterday with his family and friends.
Since the former India captain lives a private life and doesn’t make public appearances, the fans hadn’t been able to get a glimpse of their favourite player on his birthday. Dhoni lives a private life in Ranchi with his wife, daughter and parents. Dhoni also stays away from social media and the fans have to wait for Sakshi’s posts to get a glimpse of the icon. Dhoni has a staggering social media following but he hardly uses any of the platforms.
A fan managed to get his pic which has now gone viral on social media. The India legend can be seen holding a placard, which has a birthday wish for him. Dhoni is sporting his latest moustache look, a bold army one.
The former Indian Captain – who holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Territorial Army — would like to spend more time with his unit in the Army now after his retirement, said the news agency PTI.
“One thing is for sure, he will be spending more time with the Army. He will also give time to his commercial ventures and other commitments. We will sit down soon and decide the way forward.”Mahendra Singh Dhoni to the news agency
As our beloved Mahi turned 40, wishing him a great year ahead with lot more success in every step he takes. Hope his retirement life be brighter than the one before.
Wishing you a belated birthday Sir. Hope your smile never fades. It affects a million Indian hearts.