MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

Wishes poured in from all around the country and cricket fraternity for former Indian captain MS Dhoni as he turned 40 on Wednesday.

The former India skipper who is probably one of the greatest captains to grace the cricket field has won it all in his time: From the T20I World Cup in 2007 and the 2013 Champions Trophy to the 2011 ODI World Cup on home soil.

In a tweet, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wished Dhoni and said, "A legend and an inspiration! Here's wishing former #TeamIndia captain @msdhoni a very happy birthday. #HappyBirthdayDhoni."

Former India all-rounder Suresh Raina, who announced his retirement from international cricket on the same day as Dhoni did, tweeted a photo montage of the duo.

"Wishing you a very happy birthday @msdhoni You have been a friend, brother and a mentor to me, all one could ever ask for. May God bless you with good health and long life! Thank you for being an iconic player and a great leader.#HappyBirthdayDhoni," he wrote.

Not only the cricket fraternity, but Indians across the country sent their greetings and birthday wishes to their 'captain cool'.

Here's what people said. Have a look.

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