Shoaib Akhtar asks his supporters a question on MS Dhoni's birthday

Shoaib Akhtar asks his supporters a question on MS Dhoni’s birthday

The veteran turned 37 today and wishes have been pouring in from around the world.

MS Dhoni
Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni celebrates with the WT20 trophy. (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

Over the years, a number of players have come up with a number of strokes and it became their trademark shot. Back in 2004, MS Dhoni made his debut in international cricket and popularized a shot, which was termed as the helicopter shot. The ‘helicopter’ launched from his willow hardly crashed. Dhoni made use of his immense power on his wrists and nailed the stroke pretty comfortably.

He currently has 342 sixes in Indian colors and opponents have always been wary of his ability to take matches away within a blink of an eye. Dhoni doesn’t panic, he waits for the right opportunity, and then pounces on his prey and most importantly, makes sure that his rivals aren’t able to unravel themselves. He is known as one of the best finishers in the world owing to his ability to keep himself calm.

On a number of occasions, he pulled his team out of precarious positions. The wicketkeeper-batsman boasts of an average of 50+ in ODIs, which isn’t mediocre by any stretch of the imagination. He retired from Test cricket back in 2014, but his fervour to play the sport hasn’t died down. The World Cup in England and Wales will be played next year and Dhoni is expected to play a major role.

Shoaib’s words of praises for Dhoni

Apart from his batting prowess, Dhoni’s masterful skills with the keeping gloves can’t be ignored. He has lightning fast reflexes and has inflicted 178 stumpings for India. Last year, he also became the first keeper with 100 stumpings in ODIs. The veteran has turned 37 today and wishes have poured in for the enigmatic personality.

Meanwhile, Shoaib Akhtar, the former Pakistani pacer, wished him on the occasion and also asked his followers about the number of matches he won for India as a captain, the answer of which is 178 (27 Tests, 110 ODIs, and 41 T20Is).

The Rawalpindi Express took to Twitter and wrote, “Wishing @msdhoni a very Happy birthday and a great year ahead! Do you know how many matches #Dhoni has won for India as a captain? #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni #Rawalpindiexpress”

Here is Shoaib’s tweet

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