The former Indian captain MS Dhoni, who won three ICC trophies for the country in his illustrious career, celebrated his 41st birthday on July 7, Friday. The next day, the five-time IPL champion, one of the most beloved cricketers in India and the world, took to his official Instagram account to post a video about his birthday celebration.
MS Dhoni, who barely makes his presence known on any of his social media accounts, broke his five-month-long online exile to thank the fans who had sent him heartwarming wishes on his birthday. The Ranchi-born cricketer had last made his presence felt in the sport while captaining Chennai Super Kings to their fifth IPL crown after defeating Gujarat Titans on May 30 earlier this year at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
In the viral clip from July 8, posted on Instagram, MS Dhoni was seen cutting a cake and feeding it to his dogs at his residence in Ranchi. He accompanied it with a beautiful caption, which read, “Thanks a lot for all your warm wishes, a glimpse of what I did on my birthday. Since then, MS Dhoni's birthday video has gained the fastest one million likes on Instagram in India and the second fastest in Asia.
It has been reported that the reel from the former Indian wicket-keeper batter got over 250000 comments in just four hours beating Virat Kohli’s post after India had defeated Pakistan in the T20 World Cup last year. The epic innings of 82 not out from the Delhi-born cricketer at the Melbourne Cricket Ground had won all the plaudits in the world, not just for its quality, but also its worth in a difficult run chase against the arch-enemy.
MS Dhoni joined Threads on July 8 after posting his birthday celebration video on Instagram
MS Dhoni joined the newest social media platform from Meta, called “Threads, an Instagram app,” on July 8, after posting his birthday celebration video. In just one day, he has managed to amass a following of 276000 and counting, on Threads.