With Ms Dhoni turning 36, his teammate of many years, Yuvraj Singh, took to Instagram to wish him. Yuvraj posted a photo of him with Dhoni and wrote, “Many happy returns of the day to Mr. Helicopter @mahi7781 have a great day buddy, the cake awaits you #happybirthday #cakesmash .”
The two are currently in West Indies as part of a limited overs West Indies tour. Yuvraj and Dhoni have been key figures in India’s 2007 World T20 and 2011 World Cup wins.
Dhoni had a mixed ODI series. He made an unbeaten 87 in the third ODI, but his slow fifty in the fourth one-dayer in Antigua cost India the match. His wicket-keeping skills remain impressive though.
It may be noted that Yuvraj and Dhoni hold the record for second highest sixth wicket partnership (158), behind of Ambati Rayudu and Stuart Binny. Recently, they shared a 256-run fourth wicket partnership against England.
As for Dhoni, he will of course forever be remembered for his helicopter shot.
--By A Cricket Correspondent