The cricket team showered birthday wishes on Indian captain Virat Kohli as the run machine-turned 33 on Friday (November 5). From amazing Indian cricketers like VVS Laxman, Virender Sehwag to the partners of Delhi-conceived players, everybody took to their Twitter handles to share wants for Kohli on his birthday. Since, making his introduction in 2008, Kohli has played 254 ODIs, 96 Tests, and 92 T20Is for the public side. He has a few records in every one of the formats and is the main player to have a 50-plus average in all three formats of the game at the same time.
Check the tweets shared by different cricketers for Virat
“A very happy birthday to @imVkohli.Wishing you love, success, and great health in the times to come. #HappyBirthdayViratKohli,” VVS Laxman wrote.
“Tough times don’t last long, tough people do. A once in a generation player , wishing @imVkohli a very happy birthday and a great year ahead. #HappyBirthdayViratKohli,” Virender Sehwag tweeted.
“Happy Birthday @imVkohli. Wishing you good health and happiness for the coming year!” India’s Test bad habit chief Ajinkya Rahane tweeted.
With 70 global hundreds of years, Kohli is third on the rundown just behind Sachin Tendulkar (100) and Ricky Ponting (71). The Indian chief has 23,159, which is the seventh most in the rundown ever most noteworthy run-scorers in international cricket.
“Here’s wishing the KING, the LEADER, the INSPIRATION, Virat Kohli, a very very Happy Birthday!” Kohli’s IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore tweeted.
“Wishing a very happy birthday to @imVkohli, have a great day and year ahead #MajorThrowback #HappyBirthdayViratKohli,” Wasim Jaffer tweeted while imparting an old photograph to Indian skipper.
“As his name suggests, he’s meant for big things in life! Wishing a very happy birthday to @imVkohli. Best wishes always…have a great game tonight!” Dinesh Karthik tweeted.
BCCI tweeted “23,159 intl. runs & going strong Most Test wins as Indian captain 2011 World Cup & 2013 Champions Trophy-winner Wishing @imVkohli- #TeamIndia captain & one of the best modern-day batsmen – a very happy birthday. Let’s relive his fine ton in pink-ball Test,”
“Happy birthday Virat. Good luck with today’s game. @imVkohli,” Umesh Yadav tweeted.
The 33-year-old is the leading run-scorer in men’s T20 internationals with his 3225 runs in 92 matches. The Delhi-born batter is the most successful Indian skipper in Test cricket when it comes to a number of wins.