MS Dhoni's birthday celebrated in his hometown Ranchi

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an iconic figure, more so in his home state of Jharkhand © Getty Images

Ranchi: July 7, 2013

Family, friends and fans greeted birthday boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who turns 32 today, and wished him luck for winning many more laurels for Team India.

His fans and friends cut a birthday cake and distributed sweets at a couple of places, wishing the Ranchi boy success in his cricketing exploits.

Dhoni‘s family members have celebrated the day,” the cricketer’s former coach Chanchal Bhattacharya said while wishing him on the day.

Former Central Coalfields Limited official Deval Sahay, who was instrumental in roping in the little known Dhoni in the Central Coalfields Limited cricket team in 1998, wished him more success in the future.

“I can still remember when First-Class cricketers considered Dhoni as a match winner when he played for the Central Coalfields Team first time even before making his debut in tournaments. Now world class players also say he is a match winner. I feel proud,” Sahay added.

Upcoming singer Rohan Deo Pathak, who sang two songs in praise of Dhoni and his team drawing huge response on YouTube, said he would sing the songs at a function in the evening in his honour.

Two former deputy chief ministers of Jharkhand, Sudesh Mahato and Sudhir Mahato wished Dhoni grand success in the future.