New Delhi: India's limited overs cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrated his 35th birthday on Thursday, with many of his teammates and other prominent faces wishing him on social networking site, Twitter.
From Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Anurag Thakur to his former teammates 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.
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) July 7, 2016
Sehwag wished the Ranchi stumper in his trademark witty style and called for declaring 7 July as 'National Helicopter Day'.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 7, 2016
The International Cricket Council's (ICC) official handle read:
— ICC (@ICC) July 7, 2016
BCCI also wished MS Dhoni through their official Twitter handle:
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 7, 2016
Senior Bachchan wrote,
T 2309 - Happy birthday MS .. pic.twitter.com/Ccn2mujfQs
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 6, 2016
— Sushant S Rajput (@itsSSR) July 7, 2016
Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar also took to Twitter to wish MS Dhoni a great year ahead
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 7, 2016
Indian cricket team's new coach Anil Kumble also shared his good wishes for Dhoni on Twitter
Many happy returns of the day @msdhoni! Wishing you the best of everything.
— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 7, 2016
Suresh Raina, Dhoni's team-mate for several years in the IPL side Chennai Super Kings, tweeted a video of MS Dhoni playing a flute while wishing him on his birthday
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 7, 2016
Former Indian test batsman, VVS Laxman also joined several other Indian cricketers to wish Dhoni
Happy Birthday @msdhoni 🎂 🎉🎁
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 7, 2016
Ajinkya Rahane who will be the vice-captain for the upcoming West Indies tour also wished the wicket-keeper batsman
Wish you a very happy birthday mahi bhai @msdhoni God bless you.
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) July 7, 2016
Other famous personalities from various walks of life poured in their wishes for the Indian one-day team captain
Wishing@msdhoni wishing u the very best birthday,,may God bless u.. pic.twitter.com/DNzNPkei2f
— Sreesanth (@sreesanth36) July 7, 2016
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) July 7, 2016
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) July 7, 2016
Happy Birthday @msdhoni and enjoy another year of wisdom and good fortune!
— Alan Wilkins (@alanwilkins22) July 7, 2016
35 birthday bumps for @msdhoni, unarguably among the greats of the game
— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) July 7, 2016
Happy Birthday to @msdhoni, one of the finest cricket captains. Wish him the best for a very successful future.
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) July 7, 2016
— Chennaiyin FC (@ChennaiyinFC) July 7, 2016
— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) July 7, 2016