New Delhi: Former captain of the Indian cricket team and veteran wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (7 July) is celebrating his 39th birthday today. The name of Dhoni, better known as Captain Cool, is included in the list of popular cricket cricketers today. Ideal for young players, Dhoni has set a long struggle to reach this milestone.
Dhoni was born in 1981 in Bihar (now Jharkhand). He has made many records in his cricket career. For which he has been awarded the Padma Bhushan, Padma Shri, and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards. He is the only captain to have won all three ICC World Championships.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni started his international career in the year 2004 under the captaincy of Saurabh Ganguly. He made his debut against Bangladesh in Chittagong. Team India became the World Champion in 2011 under the captaincy of Dhoni. He played his last competitive match in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in July last year. He has since been away from Team India under a break. There is confusion about his playing and non-playing. There has been speculation about his retirement for a long time.
Let us tell you that Dhoni had served in the army after taking a leave of two months from cricket last year. Dhoni has been part of the Parachute Regiment’s 106 Para Territorial Army Battalion. Dhoni also handled the duties of patrolling, guard and post here during his tenure. During this time he stayed with the soldiers. Dhoni was conferred the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel by the Indian Territorial Army in 2011. He also visited the Poonch area of LOC the very next year. He had said about his honorary rank that, I want to actively join the army…
On Mahi’s birthday, his fans are congratulating him on social media. The hashtag #HappyBirthdayDhoni is trending on Twitter. Fans of congratulating fans are busy. Along with this, we also congratulate Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his birthday from the ‘Navbharat’ team.