Today marks the 39th birth anniversary of the legendary cricketer- Captain Cool, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Some of his former and current teammates took to Twitter to pour birthday wishes for Dhoni. Virender Sehwag, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina, Kuldeep Yadav and VVS Laxman were among the first to share their birthday wishes on online platforms.
Kedar Jadhav even penned a heartfelt letter for his “best friend, teammate and captain”. Fans too flooded the feed from their wishes for India’s 2011 World Cup-winning skipper. Virender Sehwag took to Twitter and wrote, “Once in a generation, a player comes and a nation connects with him, think of him as a member of their family, kuch bahut apna sa lagta hai. Happy Birthday to a man who is the world ( Dhoni-ya ) for his many admirers.”
Kedhar Jadhav’s letter for Dhoni received a lot of love garnered over 1,000 retweets and over 4,000 likes in no time.
“A small try to make your birthday little more special. My best friend, teammate and captain, Happy Birthday Mahi Bhai,” wrote Jadhav in a tweet.
Calling Dhoni “Bittu”, Hardik thanked him for standing by his side in bad times.
His tweet reads, “Happy birthday to my Bittu from your Chittu. My friend who has taught me to be a better human being and stood by me in bad times @msdhoni.”
Virat Kohli took to Instagram and wrote, “Happy b’day Mahi bhai. Wish you good health and happiness always. God bless you.”
Suresh Raina, teammate of Dhoni in Chennai Super Kings, shared a video to wish “one of my favorite human, brother & a leader I could ever ask for”.
Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav also joined the bandwagon to wish Captain Cool.
“Happy birthday Mahi Bhai. I hope you have a wonderful and fantastic day. Thank you for being such an amazing human being. God bless you,” tweeted Kuldeep.
Wishing Dhoni, VVS Laxman wrote, “Many more happy returns of the day to a man whose composure and patience continues to be an inspiration. #HappyBirthdayDhoni.”