MS Dhoni turned 36 this year Image: Getty
Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned a cool 36 on Friday and the nation made sure the former India captain felt the love and adoration India harbours for its one-and-only 'Captain Cool'.
Getting the party started on Twitter was Mahi's long-time teammate Yuvraj Singh, who is currently in the Caribbean with Mahi for the West Indies tour. Team India wrapping up the ODI series convincingly provided the perfect backdrop for the celebrations too.
"Many happy returns of the day to Mr. Helicopter @msdhoni have a great day buddy, the cake awaits you #happybirthday #cakesmash," Yuvi tweeted out with a picture of himself with Mahi after the match ended.
Staying with Yuvi's 'helicopter' theme, former India opener Virender Sehwag tweeted out his own version of a birthday ode. "To a man who has given Indian fans innumerable moments of joy,#HappyBirthdayMSD. May the helicopter continue to fly and land in our hearts," wrote Viru Pa.
Other current and former teammates of the 2011 World Cup winning captain also left their warm wishes for the day.
Happy Birthday @msdhoni— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 7, 2017
Give my regards to the family. God bless
Happy birthday @msdhoni 🎂🎉🎁Have a gr8 day and a fabulous year mahi👍😊— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 7, 2017
Nothing 'Mahi' is complete without his adoring fans and the MSD faithful made sure their wishes were as inventive as Mahi's shot selection.