'From Ticket collector to Trophy Collector' - Fans pay tribute to MS Dhoni on his 42nd birthday

MS Dhoni turns 42 years old today and fans have left no stone unturned on social media to wish the most successful skipper of India

Rohit Kumar
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Fans all over the nation are paying tribute to former India skipper MS Dhoni on his 42nd birthday. While many would prefer to recall some of the memorable events the legendary wicketkeeper-batter was involved in while representing India and playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) alongside Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Taking a look at the right-handed batter’s achievements for Team India.

The first skipper to win all three of the world cricket’s major competitions was Dhoni. Dhoni, who served as captain for the first time in his career in 2007, not just led the team to victory with his batting and captaincy skills, but he also set an example for other captains to follow that is still taught in major management schools today.

He brought in Joginder Sharma during the final over with the belief around the stadium that Pakistan would win the match. Joginder turned the same captain's faith in him into success and evolved into a night star.

Other major achievements for MS Dhoni

This was just the initial glimpse of Dhoni's captaincy as after that, he performed numerous other amazing feats that the public would find difficult to forget.  The team won the 2011 ODI World Cup under his leadership, making him just the second Indian, following Kapil Dev in 1993, to have done so. In the 2013 Champions Trophy final, he later led India towards its first-ever outright victory. 

India technically won the Champions Trophy for the second time after sharing the trophy with Sri Lanka previously in 2002. Dhoni also served as captain in 2009, the year that India initially topped the Test rankings.

One of the finest finishers in the annals of cricket's limited-overs format is Dhoni. Before abruptly leaving the format in 2014, he contested 90 Test matches and amassed 4876 runs including six hundreds and 33 half-centuries with an average of 38.09. His 294 dismissals rank fifth overall and are the most by an Indian wicketkeeper in Test cricket, trailing just Mark Boucher, Adam Gilchrist, Ian Healy, and Rodney Marsh in that category. 

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