Happy Birthday Dhoni. You are a great inspiration.

Happy Birthday Dhoni. You are a great inspiration. Happy Birthday Dhoni. You are a great inspiration.

Former Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni crossed another significant milestone on 7th July. Dhoni, who won the T20 World Cup in 2007, the ODI World Cup in 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013, continues to hold the record for being the only captain in the world of cricket to win all three ICC tournaments.

Born on July 7, 1981 in Ranchi, Jharkhand, Dhoni came to prominence in domestic cricket. He made his ODI debut in 2004 against Bangladesh. But, unfortunately, he was duck out in the first match as a result of a run-out. However, the stars smiled on Dhoni in his next match, where he scored a century against Pakistan at Visakhapatnam in One Day International. From then on, there was no turning back. Dhoni batted from third to seventh in the batting order according to the requirements of the team.

Dhoni became the captain of Team India with the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007. Dhoni, who led Team India to a world title in that tournament, opened the 28-year-old's long-awaited ODI World Cup in 2011. Dhoni's performance in these two tournaments was widely praised. After that, Dhoni announced his retirement from Tests in 2014. He also stepped down from T20 and ODI captaincy in 2017. With that, the reins of Team India were passed on completely into the hands of Virat Kohli.

Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket in August 2020 through a short post on social media. The last match for Dhoni was in 2019 ODI World Cup semis, where he was run-out. Overall, to sum up, his international career began with a run-out and ended with a run-out, but he leaves a legacy that very few can match in international cricket. Hats off to the awesome player!