MS Dhoni turned 40 on Wednesday, he received birthday wishes from several fans and cricketers. Many former cricketing legends were seen providing happy birthday wishes to Dhoni. Meanwhile young Rajasthan Royals (RR) batsman Riyan Parag wished Dhoni in his own unique style. Parag paid tribute to MSD by re-creating his 2011 World Cup-winning six against Sri Lanka.
19-year-old Riyan Parag uploaded a video on his official Twitter handle. Riyan completely mimicked Dhoni’s action from before facing the ball to after hitting a six.
Watch the clip here:
— Riyan Parag (@ParagRiyan) July 7, 2021
The 40-year-old MS Dhoni has retired from all international cricket, but fans can witness legendary wicketkeeper-batsman in CSK. Mahi still plays a crucial role for team Chennai Super Kings in the yellow jersey in the Indian Premier League.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had a terrible run in the IPL 2020 in the UAE, however, the lions of Dhoni know how to make a strong comeback. CSK made an exceptional comeback in IPL 2021. They were ranked at the number two spot. Also, the three-time champions were able to win 5 matches out of 7 in the 14th edition of IPL.
The second half of the IPL is all set to start in UAE from September. Dhoni and company will be looking forward to carrying on the great run and will have an eye on winning the trophy once again.
MS Dhoni can continue for another one or two years with CSK: CSK CEO
Many fans are thinking that IPL 2021 might be last the season of Dhoni. However, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan has completely different thoughts. He believes MSD will play more one or two years for CSK, he even backed Mahi to continue playing.
Viswanathan also mentioned that Dhoni is still extremely fit and still provides great value to the team. Talking with news agency IANS, the CSK CEO said:
“MS Dhoni can continue for another one or two years with CSK. He is fully fit, trains a lot. Don`t see any reason why he should stop. As far we are concerned, we are happy for what he is doing for CSK.
“It is not just about his captaincy or the fact that he is guide or a leader as the most experienced player. We feel he is still good and brings value as a player to the side. He has been a finisher and is doing that for us.”