Mumbai, July 7: Legendary India cricketer and one of the nation's finest-ever captains across formats, MS Dhoni, on Sunday turned 43. Dhoni, affectionately known as "Thala", has had an illustrious cricket career, marked by remarkable achievements both as a captain and a player. He had led India to victory in three major International Cricket Council (ICC) trophies: the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2011, and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2013. MS Dhoni Birthday Special: A Look at Accomplishments of the Man Who Modernise Indian Cricket With His Sharp Mind As He Turns 43.

On captain cool's special day, BCCI secretary Jay Shah extended his warm wishes on social media, hailing Dhoni's "leadership and calm demeanor".


Jay Shah Wishes Happy Birthday to MS Dhoni

Under his leadership, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) secured five Indian Premier League (IPL) titles, solidifying their reputation as one of the most successful franchises in the league.

In ODIs, Dhoni played 350 matches over approximately 15 years, amassing 10,773 runs at an impressive average of 50.58. His Test career included 90 matches, during which he scored nearly 5000 runs at an average of 38.09. In the IPL, he scored over 5000-runs in 264 macthes, further demonstrating his prowess in the shorter format of the game.

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