Updated: Aug 13, 2022, 13:26 IST

‘Blessed to be Bhartiya’: MS Dhoni changes his DP on the occasion of Independence Day


Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not much active on social media, but has shown his patriotism towards the country on his social media platform. The player changed his display picture to Tricolour ahead of the Independence Day 2022.

In order to celebrate 75 Years of Independence Day, the Government of India urges people to change their social media to Tricolor. The display picture of the player mentioned "I am blessed to be a Bhartiya," read the picture in English, Hindi and Sanskrit.

Dhoni’s patriotism is not hidden by anyone, as he was playing the match when his daughter Zoya was born. He said that he is on national duty with the Indian Cricket Team.

The player told the reporters, "I have been blessed with a baby daughter. Mum and daughter both are good. But as of now I am on national duties so I think everything else can wait. The World Cup is a very important campaign."

His love for the nation is unimaginable, as he had spent time on various occasions with the Indian Army. The wicket keeper also holds the honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel in Indian Territorial Army, and is also a qualified paratrooper as well.

The 41-year-old was recently in the United Kingdom to celebrate his birthday and he was also seen attending India's matches against England.

The legendary wicketkeeper-batsman is one of the only players to have won all three major ICC trophies as a captain and he retired from international cricket. He announced his retirement on the video sharing app Instagram.