Time flies quickly. It only seems a few years ago when a young lad with long hair — that notably drew praise from former Pakistani president General Pervez Musharraf — dazzled everyone with his unorthodox yet effective strokeplay. On 7 July, India's former captain and current wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni marks his 36th birthday, having spend over 12 of his years on the International stage.
As Dhoni has led India to a decade of glory, particularly in limited overs cricket, it was only natural that his birthday would generate a huge response from the Twitter community.
Here's how Indian cricketers past and present greeted Dhoni on his big day:
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) July 6, 2017
Wishing a very happy birthday to @msdhoni, who has been an inspiration to many aspiring youngsters. Wish you nothing but the best!
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) July 7, 2017
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) July 7, 2017
The man @msdhoni who made the entire nation proud #HappybirthdayMSD. May you continue to rise,shine & inspire us with each passing year pic.twitter.com/aINfTR95p6 — Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 7, 2017
Former Indian cricketers were too not to be the ones left behind as they too wished Mahi on his 35th birthday
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 7, 2016
Many happy returns of the day @msdhoni! Wishing you the best of everything.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 7, 2016
To a man who has given Indian fans innumerable moments of joy,#HappyBirthdayMSD May the helicopter continue to fly and land in our hearts. pic.twitter.com/CVupTH4xDV — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 7, 2017
Happy Birthday @msdhoni
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 7, 2016
Happy Birthday to a legend of the game @msdhoni .Thank you for all that you have done and wish you the best in life.#HappyBirthdayMSD pic.twitter.com/YWExIXz9rH — Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) July 7, 2017