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Cricket

West Indies players add colour to Dhoni's birthday party
PTI
Port of Spain, July 08, 2013
First Published: 12:31 IST(8/7/2013)
Last Updated: 14:48 IST(8/7/2013)

Laid low by injury he might be, but the birthday celebrations of Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned out to be quite lively with the West Indian cricketers also joining the party in Port of Spain.

Dhoni, who turned 32 yesterday, has stayed with the Indian team in West Indies despite being out of the ongoing ODI tri-series due to a hamstring injury.

After Sunday's celebrations, India's most successful skipper took to Twitter to give a glimpse of the party on Monday morning.

"Thanks everyone, especially Bravo for the lovely evening and the soft cake all over my face and hair," Dhoni posted along with a picture of his face smeared with cake.


"All West Indian players and friends present were like no no u don't celebrate like that, I said its just the beginning," the Jharkhand-lad wrote.

The photograph of the cake, which had MSD 7 inscribed on it, was posted by Dhoni along with another tweet.

"Thats the cake. Looks great and tastes even better. Face feels really soft now,we should call it cake therapy," he wrote.


Dhoni began his career in 2004/05 against Bangladesh, a rather forgettable debut considering that he was run out for a duck. But his career graph has only headed northwards after that and he is easily one of the most revered sportspersons in the country right now.

The wicket-keeper batsman has played 77 Tests so far, scoring 4209 runs at an average of 39.70. Considered a game-changer in the ODI format, Dhoni has 7313 runs at an average of 51.13 in the 225 matches that he has played.

Under Dhoni, India have won the Twenty20 World Championship in 2007, the ODI World Cup (2011) and the Champions Trophy (2013), is currently in the West Indies with the national team for an ODI tri-series.


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