MS Dhoni, the captain of the Chennai Super Kings, is not only a prominent sporting figure but is also recognized for his humble demeanor. Recently, he pleasantly surprised a dedicated fan by participating in the fan’s birthday festivities, as depicted in a video shared on Instagram. In the video, Dhoni is seen sharing cake with the birthday celebrant, who proudly identifies as a fervent admirer of the cricketer.
The video was posted by Subodh Singh Kushwaha, known for sharing content featuring MS Dhoni around the cricketer’s Ranchi farmhouse. Additionally, Dhoni, gearing up for the IPL 2024 auction, where he remains the captain for CSK, was spotted working out in the gym.
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Renowned former Sri Lankan spin maestro Muttiah Muralitharan commended Dhoni’s batting prowess and team-oriented sacrifices, ranking the Ranchi-born cricketer among the top batters in global cricket. Muralitharan, who played alongside Dhoni at CSK, expressed his admiration in a recent statement to Jio Cinema.
“People think of Dhoni as a captain only but as a batter, he was at the top. He was such a good player and when he started when he was playing, no other players could play like him because [he was] so dangerous, then because of his captaincy, he mellowed down and he knew how to finish matches for the team.”
He further says:
“For the sake of the team, Dhoni gave up his flair. But his record in one day and T20 is no better than any way he is [among] top-class players who have the same record.”
MS Dhoni accumulated a total of 10,773 runs across 350 One Day Internationals (ODIs), achieving 10 centuries and 73 half-centuries. In the realm of Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), he amassed 1,617 runs in 98 matches, securing two half-centuries. Furthermore, the 42-year-old cricketer boasts a tally of over 5,000 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL).