While everyone is wishing the one and only Mahendra Singh Dhoni on his 39th birthday, can his skipper and coach be left behind? Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri took to social media to send heartfelt wishes to their ‘Mahi’.
Kohli wishes Mahi Bhai
Although Dhoni is far away from the professional cricket right night and there is less chance of him making comeback in international cricket, his popularity does not seem to be declined at all. As Dhoni turns 39 on July 7, 2020, cricket fraternity from all across the world started wishing former Indian captain. The current Indian captain and coach were no exception.
Shastri called him youngster and legend and wrote, “Happy Birthday Youngster! Have an absolute blast Legend.” Virat Kohli also remembered his favourite ‘Mahi Bhai’ and wrote, “Happy b’day Mahi bhai. Wish you good health and happiness always. God bless you.”
Dhoni to comeback as ‘Thala’
Dhoni who was last seen in blue jersey in the semi-final match against New Zealand in the 2019 World Cup, was expected to make a comeback in IPL 2020. The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League was then postponed by the Indian cricket board in the wake of the pandemic. Despite the uncertainty, the hope remains for the IPL 2020 to be hosted by the BCCI at some of point of this year. The T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia in October-November might get postponed which would give a window to the BCCI to arrange the league.
In case this happens, Dhoni will be seen on the 22 yards again captaining Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Dhoni began his practice with the Chennai team at the beginning of March but the due to the extended lockdown announced by the Indian government, everything had to be stopped at once. While the rumours of Dhoni taking retirement often becomes viral on social media, the man in question seems to be focusing on a grand comeback as ‘Thala’.