Today, cricket lovers across the world are uniting to wish MS Dhoni, the Indian captain for limited overs matches a happy 35th birthday. “#HappyBirthdayCaptainCool” has been trending on Twitter for hours; take a look at some fan tweets:
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) July 7, 2016
— Sneha ✨ (@snehak23) July 7, 2016
As you can see, Dhoni is in no way lacking for goodwill. Usurprsing, considering his match history and India’s overwhelming love for cricket. Till date, Dhoni holds the most back to back wins by any Indian captain in ODIs, scored India its first ever bilateral series win and became the first captain to win three ICC limted overs trophies in 2013. Personally, he’s scored a staggering 8,918 runs in ODIs and 7,038 runs in FCs.
Of course, any true blue Indian cricket fan already has these stats at the back of his hand. However, what does a fan know about Captain Cool’s diet? Here’s a breif look.
The Dhoni Diet
Like most sportspersons, when he’s training or playing, Dhoni prefers a light diet. He starts the day with a porridge with fruits and nuts and follows that up with a light lunch of chapattis and dal or chicken. For an evening snack he has a chicken sandwich and can be seen enjoying fresh juices and smoothies while he’s o tour or in training. He’s also reportedly a big fan of milk products and drinks milk and eats yogurt to give him boosts of energy.
However, when he’s allowing himself to indulge reports say that Dhoni’s biggest weakness is chicken. Butter chicken masala to be specific.
In honor of his 35th, we’re sharing a butter chicken masala recipe that will have the captain going weak at his knees. Try it for dinner tonight and raise a toast to Captain Cool.