MS Dhoni was photographed playing tennis in London on his birthday; Wimbledon shared a viral photo with a lovely remark.
MS Dhoni is known for his intelligent on-field strategy and calm demeanor. Dhoni, a crowd-pleaser, and fan-favorite in Chennai, may have completed his brilliant international career, but his charm and popularity live on. The former India captain celebrated his 41st birthday in style by competing in tennis at Wimbledon 2022. Dhoni, dressed in a grey jacket and black sunglasses, was spotted among the star-studded London throng.
Wimbledon went to Twitter to post the widely shared photo of Dhoni, who celebrated his 41st birthday on July 7th (Thursday). "An Indian icon keeps an eye on India," it said. "Yellow All! watching the!" wrote Chennai Super Kings, four-time champs. Sunil Gavaskar, a batting legend, was also visible in the stands.
Dhoni is the only captain in cricket history to have won three ICC trophies: the T20 World Cup (2007), the ODI World Cup (2011), and the Champions Trophy (2013). Dhoni-led India to the top rank in both the Test and One-Day International versions of the game.
His leadership tenure began in 2007 when he led a youthful Indian team to victory in South Africa's maiden T20 World Cup. He went on to become one of the game's most distinguished captains.
India won 41 Tests out of 72, 110 ODIs out of 200, and 27 T20Is out of 60 under Dhoni. In his international career, which lasted from 2004 until 2019, he batted for 17,226 runs. He called it quits with India two years ago, with the team's semi-final elimination in the 2019 World Cup being his final outing in the blue jersey.
Dhoni was last seen during the Indian Premier League's 15th season. He stepped down as India's all-format captain in 2017 but has remained the Chennai Super Kings' backbone as leader. He took over as captain of the franchise when Ravindra Jadeja stepped down. After Dhoni resigned only two days before the start of IPL 2022, the left-handed all-rounder was named captain.
For the second season, Chennai finished ninth in the enlarged 10-team tournament, failing to qualify for the playoffs. However, Dhoni put any conjecture about his participation in the lucrative T20 competition next season to rest.
The 'Thala' stated that he would "certainly" participate in the IPL next year since not doing so would be "unfair" to the city named after the Chennai Super Kings.
"I will definitely play next year." It would be unjust not to honor Chennai and not to play in Chennai. "It won't be pleasant to the CSK supporters," Dhoni stated during the toss for the season finale against the Rajasthan Royals. "Whether or not 2023 will be my final year is something we will have to see."