New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) India’s limited-overs cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrated his 35th birthday on Thursday, with many of his teammates and other prominent figures wishing him on social networking site Twitter.
From Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur to his former teammates Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and V.V.S. Laxman to Bollywood actors Amitabh Bachchan to Shushant Singh Rajput, who is essaying Dhoni’s character in his biopic, Twitter was flooded with wishes for one of India’s best-known and greatest cricketers.
“Happy Birthday @msdhoni .. Have a wonderful and blessed year ahead!!” Sachin tweeted.
Thakur also wished Dhoni lots of success: “#HappyBirthday @msdhoni wish you a great day & ‘tons’ of success!”..
Sehwag wished the Ranchi stumper in his trademark witty style and called for declaring July 7 as ‘National Helicopter Day’.
“Happy Birthday @msdhoni. May you keep doing Anhoni ko Honi.#NationalHelicopterDay,” the Nawab of Nazafgarh tweeted.
The International Cricket Council’s (ICC) official handle read: “Happy Birthday to one of the greatest captains of all time, as well as an exceptional batsman and WK, @msdhoni!”.
Star batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who is in the West Indies for the four-match Test series wrote, “Wish you a very happy birthday mahi bhai @msdhoni God bless you”.
Middle order batsman Suresh Raina also took to Twitter to wish the wicketkeeper-batsman, “Happy Birthday @msdhoni! The more the candles the more the light that will shine in your life wish you all the best”.
Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan also wished the skipper, “Indian limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni turns 35 today. Happy birthday captain!”.
“Wishing u a happy birthday mahi bhai. Stay fit n healthy forever,” all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja wrote.
Senior Bachchan wrote, “Happy birthday MS.”
Calling him a “selfless cricketer”, Rajput tweeted, “HappyBirthday Captain.A totally Selfless cricketer &a wonderfully amazing person..Respect. #HappyBirthdayCaptainCool.”
Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher, who is playing his father in the biopic on Dhoni released a poster of the upcoming movie, “On his birthday Presenting the new poster of #NeerajPandey’s #MSDhoniTheUntoldStory. Happy Birthday @msdhoni”.