The day for which Mahi’s fans were waiting for a long time has arrived in their lives. People around the world including celebrities and cricket fames are wishing Happy Birthday MS Dhoni to the cricketer. Former Captain of Indian Cricket Team has today turned 39 years old. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is among those rare cricketers who generally speak very less on and off the field.
It is because of his nature he has been given name Captain Cool by the people. In his 15 years of career, there is hardly any trophy that he didn’t lift. Mahi has won all ICC trophies as Captain and he is the only one to achieve this feat. On this prestigious occasion of his birthday let’s discuss some of his achievements life.
On Mahi’s Birthday let’s have a look at some of his Amazing Quotes
“Worry less, smile more. Don’t regret, just learn and grow” – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
“It’s important to learn and not repeat the same mistake. What’s done is done” – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
“What doesn’t kill you, make you strong” – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
“If you keep winning, you don’t know the areas you’ve to work hard” – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
” If you don’t really have a dream, you can’t really push yourself; you don’t really know what the target is” – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal” – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
“Without any motion or movement, there is no life” – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
“People will start to hate you more when you reach higher in your life” – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
“Listen to your elder’s advice not because they are always right, but because they have more experience of being wrong” – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Source – Inspire To Me
List of Major Trophies that MS Dhoni Achieved in his cricketing career
- ICC T-20 World Cup – 2007
- Asia Cup – 2010
- ICC Cricket World Cup – 2011
- ICC Champions Trophy – 2013
- Asia Cup – 2016
In his 15 years of career, MS Dhoni has made several records. Here is the list of records made by him.
- MS Dhoni is the 1st Non-Australian Captain who has won 100 ODI matches.
- MS Dhoni has the highest runs among all batsmen in the 6th position.
- He is the only Indian captain to hit 200 sixes in ODIs.
- His score of 183* vs Sri Lanka is the biggest score by a wicket-keeper in ODI history.
- MS Dhoni has a record of maximum stumpings (120) in ODI as a wicketkeeper.
- He is the only Indian Keeper to take 300 catches in ODIs.
- MS Dhoni is the most successful t-20 captain in the world with 41 wins.
- He scored 0 only times in his whole t-20 career.
- MS Dhoni is the only player in the world who scored more than 10,000 runs in ODI while batting at 5th or below position most time in his career.
Here is the list of Awards which Mahi received by Playing Cricket-
- 2 times consecutively ICC Player of the year Award i.e. in 2008 and 2009.
- MS Dhoni was honored with Padma Shri in 2009, the 4th highest civilian award in India.
- He also received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in the year 2007-2008.
- After winning the world cup 2011, Mahi was conferred with a doctorate degree by De Montfort University in the same year.
- In April 2018, MS Dhoni got Padma Bhushan for his contribution in the field of cricket for India.
5 Most Memorable Innings Played by MS Dhoni
1. 91 Not out Vs Sri Lanka, 2011 World Cup Final
I think you were expecting the same inning on 1st spot and in my opinion, as well it deserves to be on the 1st spot. It was one of the best inning ever played by MS Dhoni in his cricketing career. This inning is still alive in the hearts of millions of Indians. India winning world cup after 28 years was one of the finest moments in the lives of Indian people.
That firing words after MS Dhoni hit Six by Ravi Shastri is echoing in the ears of millions of people. Let’s have a look at last words by Ravi Shastri “Dhoniiiiii… finishes off in style…a magnificent strike into the crowd… India lift the World Cup after 28 years…the parties start in the dressing room…and it’s an Indian Captain who has been absolutely magnificent in the night of the final.”
2. 54 Not out Vs Kings XI Punjab, Dharamshala 2010
It was one of the most adventurous matches in the history of IPL. In the match Chennai got the target to chase 192 runs within 20 overs. After the finish of 10 overs, Chennai scored 98 runs, and then CSK captain entered the ground. At the time of his arrival, Chennai was required to make 104 more runs to win the match.
After understanding the conditions CSK skipper started slowly building his innings. In the last 3 overs, Chennai scored 47 runs in which MS Dhoni scored alone 18 runs in the final over to win the match. It was one most thrilling match in the history of Indian cricket.
3. 183 Not out vs Sri Lanka, 2005 Jaipur
It was the knock that steeply increased the value of MS Dhoni not only in his team but among cricket viewers. After the fall of the wicket of Sachin Tendulkar in the first over, the match was looking difficult for India. Now, MS Dhoni arrives to bat at no 3rd position.
Now, slowly-slowly he started to build his innings and after some time he completed his fifty. Thereafter, he played constantly well to win the match for India. Mahi scored 183* with the help of 15 sixes and 11 fours to win the match for India.
4. 45 Not Out Vs Sri Lanka, 2013 Port Of Spain
In the port of Spain India got the target of 202 runs. Initially, the Indian batting line up performed well but conditions were good as India reached 139/3 but the track was hard due to which Rangana Herath got 4 wickets very soon.
After which the Indian Captain arrived at the pitch and slowly built his innings. Now, the match arrived at the end, and India was required to make 17 runs in the last 2 overs. At that time Ishant Sharma was batting with Dhoni. Now, conditions became more difficult in the last over as India required 15 more runs to win the match. In the last over Dhoni finished the match with a six and India won it.
5. 113 Not out Vs Pakistan, 2012 Chennai
The knock which comes on a losing cause but maintained the dignity of India before Pakistan. After Pakistan won the toss, they invited India to bat first. Now, Almost all Indian batsmen struggled before their fast bowler Junaid Khan they went pavilion in no time. Very Soon India lost 5 wickets in the match and they were at 29/5.
Now, at the 6th position, Dhoni arrived to bat for India, the conditions were very difficult to bat. But in spite of bad conditions Mahi batted very carefully and built his innings slowly-slowly. Initially, he made a 75 run partnership with Suresh Raina, and thereafter he made 125 runs partnership with R Ashwin. In this way, he played till last over which helped India to reach a respectable total of 227/6.
Mahi is also a great lover and supporter of the Indian Army. Many times Mahi has been seen either Army cap in matches or wearing army gloves having army badge. Even last year Captain Cool went for 3 months training in the Indian Army. His love and passion for the army is really appreciable. Many people appreciated his decision to training with the army last year.
Here is the series of tweets wishing happy birthday MS Dhoni to the cricketer
Cricbuzz India wished happy birthday MS Dhoni by calling him captain, leader, Master Tactician. Here is how cricbuzz tweeted.
Master tactician ✅
A happy 39th birthday to @msdhoni 🎉🎉🎉
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) July 7, 2020
Kedar Jadhav also wished Happy Birthday MS Dhoni to Captain cool by writing a letter.
A small try to make your birthday little more special. My best friend, teammate and captain, Happy Birthday Mahi Bhai @msdhoni
— IamKedar (@JadhavKedar) July 7, 2020
ESPN India also wished Happy Birthday MS Dhoni by writing a short and simple tweet.
Here's wishing MS Dhoni a very Happy Birthday 🎂
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 7, 2020
Virendra Sehwag called Mahi once in a generation cricketer by wishing Happy Birthday MS Dhoni to him.
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. #HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/T9Bj7G32BI
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 7, 2020
This Time ESPN India wished Happy Birthday MS Dhoni by sharing the 2011 World Cup match-winning six by Mahi.
"Dhoni finishes off in style"
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) July 7, 2020
So, this was all about MS Dhoni’s achievements and his inspiring cricketing career of 15 years. Remembering all his achievements especially on his birthday makes them more valuable.