MS Dhoni celebrated his 36th birthday with team members in Jamaica yesterday, as the entire team and their families came together to make their former captain feel special.BCCI posted a video of the celebrations on their social media page where Shikhar Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh were seen smearing Dhoni’s face with the cake.Captain Virat Kohli clicked a photograph with Dhoni’s cake-smeared face and has shared it with his fans on Twitter.Another one from the celebrations! ??? pic.twitter.com/0jfj8vvLD2- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2017Along with Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Shikhar Dhawan and Kuldeep Yadav clicked pictures with the birthday boy and shared the same on their social media accounts.Happy B’day Mahi bhai wish you lots of happiness and peace and success going ahead. God bless @msdhoni. ??? pic.twitter.com/JkbTS5qwgq- Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 7, 2017One more pic from the celebrations!! pic.twitter.com/JsJML21Rrf- ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) July 7, 2017Earlier in the day, Virat Kohli had backed MS Dhoni after the former captain was questioned over his recent failing in chases.”I think we get too impatient after just one game. That can happen to anyone. Any batsman can struggle and any batsman can get stuck at the crease. Even if you’re in top form, it can happen to you, so I don’t think there’s any issue,” Virat Kohli had said after India won the ODI series against West Indies 3-1.advertisement
Australian legend Ian Chappell has backed India skipper Virat Kohli in the controversy that erupted after his fallout with former coach Anil Kumble, saying “if a coach is to be inflicted on a captain”, it should be someone with whom he is comfortable.In his column for ‘ESPNCricinfo’, Chappell played down the role of a coach in any team.”Kohli didn’t have the same harmonious relationship with Anil Kumble that he enjoyed with Ravi Shastri when he was cricket director. The fact that India have now reverted to Shastri as coach prompts the question: ‘Why change something that isn’t broken?’,” he asked.”If a coach is to be inflicted on a captain then at least it should be someone with whom he’s comfortable,” he added.Kumble resigned from the position after the Champions Trophy last month and admitted that his relationship with Kohli had become “untenable”. Kohli, on his part, has not yet given any comment on the rift.