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Papa you are getting older, daughter reminds Dhoni on 37th birthday

Press Trust of India  |  Cardiff 

Ringing in his 37th birthday sporting a thick, grey beard, Singh was reminded that he was "getting older" through a song by none other than his extremely close toddler daughter

"Happy birthday papa, you are getting older," sang to his father who continues to inspire his teammates and millions of fans.

In a video posted by the official handle of the BCCI, everyone from to and wife sent their wishes to the former World

Entering his 37th year in the backdrop of India's defeat to England in the second T20 International wasn't ideal for a man who is often credited with redefining limited overs

It wasn't the kind of birthday celebration befitting one of India's finest captains, but that's how has always been - quite and simple.

His teammates - past and present - joined in the party as wishes poured in from across the world.

After the match was over, 'Cool' celebrated the occasion with his wife and daughter and was joined by his teammates as he cut the cake. Also present was Bollywood and Kohli's wife

"At this age you are as fit as ever, as fast as ever, it's great to see you enjoying, smiling and wish you all the best. It's an honour for me to be playing with you still. We started under you, we know the respect we share. Best wishes and my towards you always," current Kohli said.

On the eve of his birthday, when came out to bat in the in Cardiff, he became the third Indian to play 500 international matches.

"Wish you a very happy birthday, @msdhoni and congratulations on playing your 500th International match. May you continue to give joy and happiness to people around you and beyond," wrote on his handle.

Posting a picture of Dhoni at full stretch trying to avoid a stumping, former opener Virender Sehwag tweeted: "#HappyBirthdayMSDhoni . May your life be longer than this stretch and may you find happiness in everything, faster than your stumpings. Om Finishaya Namaha !"

wrote that was blessed on this day when 'a legend' like Dhoni was born.

Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman also wished the cricketer, saying, "Wishing you a very happy birthday @msdhoni .May you continue to entertain ,inspire and provide joy. #HappyBirthdayMSDhoni"

Dhoni has been one of the most successful captains in the world cricket, guiding the Indian team to the 2007 ICC T20 World Cup, the 2011 ICC World Cup, triumphs among other achievements.

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First Published: Sat, July 07 2018. 16:35 IST