MS Dhoni in his Indian Army uniform (Image: Instagram/SakshiDhoni)
India marked its 77th Independence Day on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, and the cricket community is joining in the celebrations with a show of patriotism. The day is marked by flag-hoisting ceremonies, cultural performances, and patriotic fervor, as the tricolour flag of India is unfurled across the landscape. As the country reflects on its remarkable journey, Independence Day becomes a symbol of unity, pride, and the continuous pursuit of a brighter future.
Former Indian cricket captain MS Dhoni, known for his remarkable contributions to the nation, is commemorating the occasion of Independence Day in a unique manner.
At 42 years of age, Dhoni is currently relishing his leisure time at his Ranchi farmhouse. A video shared by his wife Sakshi Singh Dhoni on social media captures the sight of the Indian flag proudly flying high at the stalwart's residence.
This heartwarming gesture quickly gained widespread attention, capturing the admiration of fans who appreciated Dhoni's display of patriotism on this special day. By unfurling the flag, the former captain has lent his support to the government's 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign. Open the Instagram post to see reactions from fans.
For those who don't know, Dhoni holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment of the Indian Army. He has also been honored with prestigious awards such as the Major Dhyanchand Khel Ratna Award, Padma Shri, and Padma Bhushan. Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020, on the day India celebrated its 74th Independence Day.
Renowned as a prolific wicketkeeper-batsman, Dhoni has achieved significant accolades throughout his illustrious career, including two World Cups and a Champions Trophy. Dhoni is considered one of the best captains to have ever graced the game. Under his leadership, Indian cricket achieved great heights, becoming champions in all three formats. Dhoni has played more than 500 games for India across formats and has scored over 17,000 runs.