The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli is celebrating his 31st birthday on Tuesday and the cricketing fraternity has flooded Twitter to extend their wishes to the India captain. On Kohli’s 31st birthday, former India opener batsman, Virender Sehwag said that Virat’s batting was refreshing for everyone.
Sehwag’s tweet read: “May the ball always appear as big as this and may your batting always be like a F5 button, refresh everyone who is blessed to see it. Badalon ki tarah chaaye raho, hamesha khush raho @imVkohli”.
May the ball always appear as big as this and may your batting always be like a F5 button, refresh everyone who is blessed to see it. Badalon ki tarah chaaye raho, hamesha khush raho @imVkohli #HappyBirthdayViratKohli pic.twitter.com/32sydYLeRg
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 5, 2019
— Ajinkya Rahane (@ajinkyarahane88) November 5, 2019
Happy birthday mere chotte veer @imVkohli modern generations batting master,I wish you all the success on and off the field.. May waheguru continue to bless you with everything..stay happy and healthy.. #HappyBirthdayVirat ❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/VQxlESr9NV
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 5, 2019
Many more happy returns of the day dear @imVkohli . Wishing you a great year full of happiness and sunshine! May you continue to set new benchmarks and experience ever more love and joy #HappyBirthdayViratKohli pic.twitter.com/KYg3CGHQei
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 5, 2019
Sachin Tendulkar also wished Kohli on his Birthday, as he wrote: “Wishing you a very happy birthday Virat! Continue scoring runs and leading India with the same passion! All the best.”.
Wishing you a very happy birthday Virat! Continue scoring runs and leading India with the same passion! All the best. pic.twitter.com/DhExlercwC
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 5, 2019
Here are some more reactions from the cricketing fraternity:
Happy birthday @imVkohli here’s wishing you a great year. God bless
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) November 5, 2019
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 5, 2019
Wishing you a fantastic year ahead, dost @imVkohli. Sending three essentials your way – good health, peace and an injury-free season full of victories.
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) November 5, 2019
Virat Kohli's Test averages at each birthday:
— Bharath Seervi (@SeerviBharath) November 5, 2019
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) November 5, 2019
In 2012, when I played for RCB , watched Barcelona play on his laptop together. I thought he had something special about him but never knew he was going to become an absolute legend @imVkohli #HappyBirthdayViratKohli pic.twitter.com/baoFsOc5ev
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 5, 2019
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) November 5, 2019
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) November 5, 2019
— Shreyas Iyer (@ShreyasIyer15) November 5, 2019
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) November 5, 2019
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) November 5, 2019
Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and now Virat Kohli, amazing all time great batsmen that the Indian waters keep producing. 🙏
Many happy returns Virat!
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) November 5, 2019
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 5, 2019
Many more happy returns of the day @imVkohli , god bless and look forward to the super V.
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 5, 2019
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) November 5, 2019
Currently, Kohli is enjoying a holiday in Bhutan on Monday with wife Anushka Sharma posting a few pictures of their “8.5 km uphill trek” where they met a “beautiful and warm family”. In a series of tweets, Anushka revealed that those who know her and Kohli know that they love such “simple and pure human connection”.
In the absence of Kohli, the Indian batting line-up failed to live up to expectation at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi as they only managed to score 148/6 in their quota of 20 overs. India lost the opening encounter, as they suffered first ever defeat against the Bangladesh team in the shortest format.
India will be looking to bounce back in the second T20I which is scheduled to be held on November 7 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot while the third and final match will be held at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur on November 10.
Kohli will be joining back the Indian team for the two-match Test series against Bangladesh which is scheduled to commence on November 14 in Indore. It will be followed by the second Test is scheduled to start on November 22 in Kolkata which will be India’s first-ever day-night Test.