MS Dhoni turns 39 on Tuesday, July 7 and the celebrations have already begun. While trends are beginning to pick up on social media, West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has given Dhoni a special birthday gift by releasing his song ‘Helicopter 7’ on the eve of the Chennai Super Kings captain’s birthday.
Dwayne Bravo, who had been teasing Dhoni fans with short glimpses of the song composed by him, released it on social media platforms on Monday. Titled ‘Helicopter 7‘ the song has been penned and composed by Bravo for Dhoni.
“So the wait is over!! @mahi7781 you’re truly a great inspiration to a lot of ppl around the world. As we get ready to celebrate you birthday, on behalf of my team, my fans and your fans we wish you gods blessings. the helicopter is off,” Bravo wrote on social media while sharing the song with Dhoni fans.
From mentioning his roots in Ranchi to thanking Sourav Ganguly for promoting Dhoni to play at No. 3 in ODIs, Bravo had made sure he has come up with a treat for Dhoni fans on the star’s birthday.
‘He started as a ticket collector’
The song also features the ‘Helicopter Celebration’ in which Bravo can be seen imitating Dhoni’s ‘helicopter shot’.
“This kid from Ranchi, they call him Dhoni. He make India proud, creating history. Let’s say thanks to Ganguly for letting him bat at No. 3. That’s where he scored his first century and that was the start of brand Mahi He started as a ticket collector. Now he is one of the greatest ever,” goes Bravo’s lyrics in his song for Dhoni.
Bravo had announced he would release the song on Dhoni’s birthday and has certainly walked the talk. The song has already crossed more than 90,000 views on YouTube at the time this was being written.
Bravo had said he wanted to ‘do something special’ for Dhoni who has had a big impact on quite a few players’ careers, including his career during their stint at CSK.
“The Mahi song… I haven’t completed the entire track as yet. I still want to work on the music and some other lyrics I want to put in there. I was thinking…there is not anyone who has done a song as a tribute to one particular athlete. I was coming up with ideas,” Dwayne Bravo told Harsha Bhogle during ‘Cricbuzz in Conversation’ chat show.
“I want to do something for him. He is coming to the end of his career. He had a great career. He had a great impact on my personal career and also so many other cricketers.
“You listen to interviews from other cricketers like Rohit Sharma, Hardik (Pandya) and even Virat (Kohli), they all praise him where their careers are concerned. He gave so many cricketers opportunities. He also won titles for the country.
“I wanted to do something special for him. I named the song No. 7. It’s his number. It’s a special number for him.”