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MSD celebrates his 39th birthday today; What is your favourite Dhoni moment?

Dhoni, also known as "Captain Cool" is celebrating his 39th birthday today, and the entire country is sending its love to the cricketing star

MSD celebrates his 39th birthday today; What is your favourite Dhoni moment?

Sentinel Digital Desk

Guwahati: How many of us remember chants of "Dhoni, Dhoni, Dhoni" rending the air as a familiar figure in Indian blues walked out onto the pavilion, swinging his bat around like a mace? Shouldering the dreams of a billion for over a decade, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the architect of moments and memories from Ranchi gave Indian cricket lovers more to cheer about than anybody else in recent memory.

The two-time World Cup-winning captain and one of the most marketable faces in the country, Captain Cool is celebrating his 39th birthday today, and the entire country is sending its love to the cricketing star on his special day.

Virat Kohli, Dhoni's ally in many-a-campaign, took to Twitter, where he wrote, "Happy b'day Mahi bhai. Wish you good health and happiness always. God bless you."

Like Kohli, others from the cricketing arena and beyond wished the swashbuckling-cricketer, who has immortalized the unconventional "helicopter shot" in the national consciousness, on his special day. "Happy birthday Mahi bhai! Everyday spent with you is a chance to learn and grow. Thank you for being one of the biggest role models in my life", all-rounder Hardik Pandya wrote in a tweet.

Sachin Tendulkar, Indian cricket's greatest legend, also wished his former comrade Dhoni. "Wish you a happy birthday @msdhoni ! Have a great year. All the very best for the next two games", the maestro expressed in a tweet.

The International Cricket Council (ICC), through its official handle on Twitter, hailed MSD as "a name that changed the face of Indian cricket", "a name inspiring millions across the globe", and "a name with an undeniable legacy." The apex body in cricket also shared a mini-documentary in which some of world cricket's biggest heroes comment on why Dhoni is such a formidable force in cricket.

Mumbai Police also saluted the cricketing icon in their own special way. In their tweet shared earlier today, Mumbai Police tweeted, "Do it the 'Mahi Way' - Stay 'Not Out', Stay Cool & Stump #coronavirus. Happy Birthday, Captain Cool. They also used the hashtags #HappyBirthdayMahi and #SocialDistancing to complete the tweet.

Not to be outdone by all the wishes of love, Sakshi, the former Indian captain's ladylove, shared the sweetest message on Instagram. "Marking the date you were born, another year older, greyed a bit more, become smarter and sweeter. You are a man who will not be moved by all the sweet wishes and gifts. Let's celebrate another year of your life by cutting a cake and blowing the candles! Happy Birthday, Husband!!", Mrs. Dhoni wrote in her heartfelt note.

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