Your achievements are unparalleled: Stalin's b'day wishes to Dhoni
Dhoni boasts a special fanbase in Tamil Nadu to the extent of the star batsman calling Chennai his second home.
CHENNAI: As the former star-finisher of the Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, turns 41, Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister MK Stalin extended his hearty wishes waiting eagerly to see Dhoni don the yellow jersey.
Stalin in his wish said Dhoni's unparalleled achievement has inspired many who want to make it big from humble rural background.
Dhoni has become a household name in Tamil Nadu, thanks to the IPL tournament, the cricketer from Ranchi is seen as their own by almost every cricket lover in the southern State. Skippering for the Chennai Super Kings right from the IPL's inaugural edition, Dhoni boasts a special fanbase in Tamil Nadu to the extent of the star batsman calling Chennai his second home.
Happy Birthday @msdhoni!— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) July 7, 2022
Your unparalleled achievements have given hope to millions of youngsters from humble rural backgrounds to pursue their dreams.
Eagerly waiting to see you play again in our own #Chennai.#HappyBirthdayDhoni pic.twitter.com/Drb2um69Rg
Stalin too, a self-confessed Dhoni fan, has expressed his wish to see Dhoni back in Chennai playing for the IPL club.
Twitter is rife with birthday wishes for Dhoni, who in his international career spanning 15 years, has heaped over 11,000 runs in the limited-overs format and almost 5,000 runs in the longer format of the game despite coming down to bat in the middle order. Scoring over 70 half-centuries in ODI, Dhoni had made some crucial knocks when needed most by his side. Apart from his batting, he proved to be resourceful behind the stumps as well. His impeccable reflex, brute strength, and adept decision-making skills have made Dhoni the champion that he is today.