MS Dhoni, the former Indian cricketer who is also famous among his fans as Captain Cool, turned 40 yesterday and best wishes poured in from all over the world on the social media networks. There is no denying the fact that Dhoni is one of the most respected cricketers of the cricket world and his fan following is not just limited to India but he has fans all across the globe.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) also wished the former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman by posting a video of 1.34 minutes duration in which MS Dhoni is seen stumping many batsmen of various countries. The title of the video was, “MS Dhoni- The Quickest Hands in the East” and it was posted with the caption, “‘Only for a fraction of a second and Dhoni, like lightning, had those bails off.’ Happy birthday to one of the sharpest keepers in cricket history.”
Here is the video:
“Only for a fraction of a second and Dhoni, like lightning, had those bails off.”
Happy birthday to one of the sharpest keepers in cricket history 🧤 pic.twitter.com/WNwxngwx5E
— ICC (@ICC) July 7, 2021
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The video was loved by online users as till the time this article was written, it was liked by more than 36K people and over 7K users shared it.
The video was also noticed by the former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara who is also touted as one of finest wicketkeeper-batsmen of his time and he didn’t delay in correcting the ICC by telling them that Dhoni had quickest hands in the whole world when he used to play and not just in the east.
Kumar Sangakkara tweeted, “Quickest hands in the world during his time not just the East”.
Quickest hands in the world during his time not just the East
— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) July 7, 2021
The Indian cricket fans loved Kumar Sangakkara’s reaction and praised him for his humble remark.
Spoken like a champion and legend! No wonder many many fans and players respect you so much 👍🏼
Best wishes to you and the man of the hour @msdhoni . Happy 40th Mahi 🥳
— Prasanna A. (@prasaimei) July 7, 2021
Only a great human being could have said this. You are a true Legend & great human being. Always played the game with so much class & dignity. There was a time when it felt @KumarSanga2 has never been out of form.
— what India Loves (@whatindialoves) July 7, 2021
Can't compare legends …But can say that u r a great sportsman and nicest human being …..By this u prove that respect earns respect…..
— Deepak Kabra (@DeepakKabraGhy) July 7, 2021
जियो शेर, east or west dhoni is the best. Fully agree. Stumping with the lightning speed. ICC PLEASE MARK THE WORDS OF SIR @KumarSanga2 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
— MISHRI PRASAD (@mishri_prasad) July 7, 2021
Thats sweet of u sanga…we indian fans miss your batting…sl needs players like u
— Darshan (@deekuonfire) July 7, 2021
So humble and modest of you @KumarSanga2 about the words on @msdhoni . With lots of Yellove 💛💛💛 and cheer 💐🤘🏼💐 @msdfansofficial @BleedDhonism @imDhoni_fc @CskIPLTeam @CSKFansOfficial @CSKFansArmy @CSKFansTrends
— Vijayasarathy (Ex SunTv) (@thebackwalker) July 7, 2021
— Ramandeep Singh (@ramanrockzz1) July 7, 2021
A great paying respect to another great ❤️✨
— TheMSDianGirl❤️ (@themsdiangirl7) July 7, 2021
This tweet should get more likes than ICC tweet, sangakkara we indian love you, you were equally great
— Rakesh Kumar Jha (@rakesh2100jha) July 7, 2021
Dhoni and Sangakkara – two of the finest wicketkeeper & WK-batsmen in recent times 🙌 pic.twitter.com/3s8cDXgWmV
— 𝙨𝙤𝙝𝙤𝙢 ४ (@AwaaraHoon) July 7, 2021
As far as Dhoni’s stumping is concerned, he has 195 stumpings to his name at the international level which includes 38 in the purest form of the game, 123 in the ODIs and 34 in the shortest format (T20I). In the IPL, Dhoni has been leading Chennai Super Kings since its inauguration in 2008 and he has done 39 stumpings in his IPL career. These stats are more than enough to prove the caliber of MS Dhoni as a wicketkeeper who is also among the greatest finishers as well as one of the best skippers of all times.
Mahi is the only skipper to win all the three ICC tournaments – 2007 T20I World Cup, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy and he is also the second most successful skipper in the IPL as CSK has won the title three times under his leadership.
Fans of the legendary cricketer will be able to see him on the ground once again soon as Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has confirmed that it is going to conduct the remaining matches of the IPL 2021 in UAE in the month of September-October.