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As Mahendra Dhoni Singh turned 36 on Friday (July 36), his India and former Chennai Super Kings teammate Suresh Raina took it to Twitter to wish the former India skipper.

Hailing from Ranchi, Dhoni is the most successful Indian skipper of all time in addition to being one of the greatest match-winners for the country in the limited-overs format. After making his international debut in 2004, Dhoni led India for almost a decade before stepping down as the captain earlier this year.

The wonder boy from Ranchi is the only captain in the history of the game to win all three ICC trophies — 50-over World Cup, ICC Champions Trophy and a T20 World Cup. He also led India to the top of the ICC Test rankings in addition to guiding the team to several historic bilateral series wins.

He was first handed the captaincy in 2007 and he made an immediate impact, leading a young team to the World T20 title in South Africa. Four years later, he ended India’s long wait for the second World Cup by leading the Men in Blue to the title in Mumbai. Two years later in 2013, Dhoni completed the treble of trophies by winning the Champions Trophy in England. Dhoni’s track record in Indian Premier League is also equally impressive where he led Chennai Super Kings to two titles in addition to leading them to as many Champions League T20 titles.

And Raina rightly called Dhoni the man who made the entire nation proud. Posting a collage of pictures of himself along with Dhoni, the left-handed batsman tweeted:

“The man @msdhoni who made the entire nation proud #HappybirthdayMSD. May you continue to rise,shine & inspire us with each passing year 🎂🎉🇮🇳.” 

    An avid sports lover, i always wanted to pursue a career in football. But just like the millions out there i did not put in the hard work needed to achieve my dream and now i have become a fan instead of the player. Anyway, writing for sports has kept me closer to this field. One more thing, yours sincerely is a die-hard Liverpool fan. You will never walk alone.

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