MS Dhoni Turns 41: Birthday Celebrations Begin With Three Cakes
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Former India captain and current Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is celebrating his 41st birthday today (July 7), and social media is flooded with wishes for the legendary cricketer. Dhoni is known to be the ‘captain cool’, and is widely acknowledged as one of the finest captains in the history of the game. While the actor keeps his personal life private, his wife Sakshi Singh Dhoni, often shares glimpses from their vacations and fun times on social media. On the occasion of his 41st birthday, she took to Instagram to share a video of his midnight birthday celebrations which included not one or two, but three giant cakes. 

Currently vacationing in the UK with Sakshi and daughter Ziva Singh Dhoni after IPL 2022, Dhoni was in attendance at the Wimbledon match between Rafael Nadal and Taylor Fritz, a day prior to his birthday. A picture of him went viral, and then at midnight he was seen smiling and cutting three drool-worthy cakes, in a video shared by wife Sakshi. India wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant also attended the party besides other friends.  

The grand celebration shows Dhoni standing in front of a table with the three huge cakes kept on it. He blows out the candles on one of the cakes and cuts it. What makes the video all the more entertaining to watch is that it is filmed in slow motion. The three cakes on the table had all our attention though. Dhoni goes on to blow the candles first from a vanilla cake, topped with a variety of fruits. Just beside the fruit cake is a stunning two-tier cake, covered in black and golden frosting with MSD written on it, and topped with fountain candles. Take a look at the video Sakshi shared:

Sakshi also shared a picture with the group from the night.

Looks like a fun night, doesn’t it? In another video posted on Instagram Stories by the couple’s friend Poorna Patel Soni we could have a closer look of the cakes and found that the two-tier cake had golden leaves on top with a bat and ball made over the base. The third cake had chocolate chips all over the sides of whipped cream, and was made into the shape of a chocolate flower. Take a look: 

Aren’t those cakes simply decadent? Poorna also posted a short video of the cake-cutting ceremony where we could also see Dhoni struggling to blow the candles as they just wouldn’t go off.  

While we know Dhoni as one of the greatest cricketers in the world, what many wouldn’t have noticed is that he is also a huge chicken lover. But well, his Twitter bio is proof which reads, “perennially hungry for Chicken Butter Masala”. Yes, our captain cool is a butter chicken lover but for the game, he had to make his sacrifices with food. According to sources, during matches, Dhoni’s breakfast would be a wholesome mix of porridge with fresh fruits, nuts, and a glass of milk. But he preferred his lunch completely desi and stuck to roti, dal, mixed veggies or chicken to meet his daily nutrients requirement. The chicken lover in him was satiated with varieties in the form of soup, sandwich or even boiled preparations. Dhoni’s diet is definitely one to bookmark for anyone looking for a fit lifestyle without compromising on nutrients. Don’t you think? Here’s wishing Mahi a very happy birthday!