New Delhi: India's limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni turned 35 on Thursday.
The wicketkeeeper-batsman is currently on break with Virat Kohli's Test side in action in the West Indies.
Mahi's next assignment will commence in October with New Zealand's visit to India for a five-match ODI series.
When he finally takes to the field for the first time since the Zimbabwe tour, the skipper will have the opportunity to break several records.
Here are the three records India's inspirational leader is on the verge of shattering:
- Ricky Ponting and Dhoni are currently tied for most international matches played by captain. The duo has lead their respective countries in 324 games.
- MSD needs one win to become the second most successful ODI skipper in cricket history. While Ponting leads the list with 165 victories, Dhoni and Alan Border have 107 under their belt.
- Again, it's Australia's Ponting who holds the record for most ODI sixes (123) as captain. Dhoni, at 121, needs just three maximums to go past him.
After the series against the Kiwis, MS will set his eyes on the Champions Trophy in England.
Despite several questions surrounding his retirement, Dhoni has shown no signs of giving up cricket just yet.
With fitness on his side, Mahi just needs a few big knocks to silence his doubters.