Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is one of the greatest captains in the history of cricket, turned 40 on Wednesday. He was wished by fans and greats of the game from all corners. While netizens have flooded the social media platforms with heart-warming posts, several past and present cricketers also extended their wishes to the former India skipper on the special occasion.
Former India cricketer Suresh Raina, who announced his retirement from international cricket on the same day as Dhoni did, took to his official Twitter handle and shared a photo montage of the duo with a heartfelt message.
“Wishing you a very happy birthday @msdhoni You have been a friend, brother & a mentor to me, all one could ever ask for. May God bless you with good health & long life! Thank you for being an iconic player & a great leader,” Raina wrote on the micro-blogging platform.
Meanwhile, veteran India pacer Ishant Sharma, who played most of his international cricket under the legendary wicketkeeper-batsman, also wished Dhoni by posting a throwback picture with him on Twitter.
“Mahi Bhai wishing you a very Happy Birthday!! A great friend in a captain!Hope you have the best day and a great year ahead!! @msdhoni,” Ishant tweeted.
Apart from Raina and Ishant, India skipper Virat Kohli, star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal and many other Indian players wished the World Cup-winning captain on social media.
Here are their tweets: