Official social media handles of International Cricket Council has been celebrating the birthday of former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni since the morning of Wednesday through video compilation of the multi dimensional cricketer. Around the morning, they came up with a post on some of the greatest calls made by Dhoni in International cricket which included Dhoni choosing Jogindar Sharma over Harbhajan Singh in the final over of the inaugural finals of T20 world cup, he promoting himself in the chase of 2011 World Cup finals etc.
“MS Dhoni: A tactical mastermind. Sit back and enjoy some of @mahi7781’s greatest calls as @indiancricketteam skipper 👨✈” ICC wrote as a caption for the post.
Here’s the post :
After that, ICC uploaded a post mentioning all the ICC trophies won by him throughout his career and made a beautiful design on himself holding all the trophies. “A very happy birthday to one of India’s greatest captains, @mahi7781 🎂 🔹 2007 @t20worldcup winner 🏆 🔹 2011 @cricketworldcup winner 🥇
🔹 2013 ICC Champions Trophy winner 🙌 🔹 17266 runs in international cricket”
They also made a special video of the final moments of 2011 world cup where Dhoni went for a maximum off Nuwan Kulasekara to finish things in style. “A special moment for @mahi7781, @indiancricketteam and one un/lucky cricket ball 🚀 #cricket #cricketworldcup #msdhoni” caption of ICC for this post read.
An exclusive post lauding the keeping abilities of the 40 year old surfaced in the timeline of ICC as well. They termed Dhoni as the “Quickest Hands in the east” imitating the Spaghetti Western films of Hollywood. Adding some of the best stumpings of the wicket keeper, ICC wrote “MS Dhoni: The quickest gloves in the east. One of the sharpest keepers in cricket history, @mahi7781 was on another level with the gloves” as its caption.
Here’s the video :
Despite of the post’s wide reach and positive comments from fans, former Srilankan legend Sangakkara who was also a prominent wicket keeper of his times, didn’t get in terms with the title ICC added. He wanted ICC to mention Dhoni as “Quickest hands in the world during his time” and not just east. “Quickest hands in the world during his time not just the East” Kumar’s reply read.
Quickest hands in the world during his time not just the East— Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) July 7, 2021
This selfless reply from the Srilankan cricketer impressed fans big time. “Cricket will be always be Gentleman/Gentlewoman’s game bcoz this Legend played it.” a fan lauded Sanga whereas another one said “Dhoni should login to his Twitter account and respond to at least this one tweet by saying- “No, You.”
Check out some of the reactions below :
Cricket will be always be Gentleman/Gentlewoman's game bcoz this Legend👇🏼 played it. https://t.co/rcV8KW6Ag7— V Naveen Kumar (@iamVNaveen) July 7, 2021
Dhoni should login to his Twitter account and respond to at least this one tweet by saying- "No, You." https://t.co/asV1cKEIKq— कारे बारे 🚩🇮🇳 (@sh_atyagi) July 7, 2021
Easily the Tweet of the Day 😁🔥 https://t.co/s01dr4Ga7H— MSDian™ (@Ashwin_tweetz) July 7, 2021
பெரிய மனுசன் பெரிய மனுசந்தேன்.. https://t.co/KnyT5st5cG— ஓலைக்கணக்கன் (@Nattu_G) July 7, 2021
Being a Great wicket keeper and greatest batsmen , praising other Team mate is just wow Kumara. https://t.co/cqByCciqK6— BhargavaBoyapati (@bhargavdevadas) July 7, 2021
This is so huge coming from Sanga himself. Day made😭❤️ https://t.co/IL4s8IthTD— 𝐒𝐇𝐑𝐄𝐘𝐀✨ (@jaanekyabaathai) July 7, 2021
This is why Sanga is the best Sri Lankan player ever. https://t.co/rK99iojPlN— Kaushik (@utd_kaushik) July 7, 2021