On Monday, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli turns 30-year-old. He is currently in a great form with the bat as he is the top-ranked Test and ODI batsman at present. On this special day, the twitteries have wished him with the open heart.
After impressing as a captain in the 2008 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup that won by Australia, Kohli has raised his cricket standard gradually in the international cricket. Now, he is not only one of the best cricketers in this generation, but also he is one of the best cricketers in the international cricket history.
Making his international cricket debut in August 2008, Kohli has played 73 Tests, 216 ODIs and 62 T20Is where he has scored 6,331 runs (average 54.57), 10,232 runs (average 59.83) and 2,102 runs (average 48.88) respectively. Also, he has picked up a total of eight international wickets (4 in ODIs and 4 in T20Is) as a right-arm medium bowler. He played an important role when India won the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Kohli is leading the Test side since 2014 and the limited-overs sides since 2017. He has led the Indian side in 116 international matches (42 Tests, 57 ODIs and 17 T20Is) and he is making some good records as a captain too.
Under his captaincy, India just missed winning the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England as they finished as a runner-up in that tournament after Pakistan beat them in the final by 180 runs.
Due to his extraordinary performances in cricket, Kohli has won some respectable awards. Kohli won Arjuna Award in 2013 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in this year. Apart from winning the ICC Cricketer of the Year trophy (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) in 2017, he also won the ICC ODI Player of the Year trophy in 2012 and 2017.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
Every year you guys send so much birthday love! Time for me to return the love with some added sweetener for Diwali. 🎁 😊
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— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 5, 2018
Thank God for his birth 😁🙏❤✨ pic.twitter.com/SzeodVBzum
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) November 5, 2018
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 5, 2018
The big 30! Happy bday my friend. Hope it’s one very special day🎉@imVkohli
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) November 5, 2018
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) November 5, 2018
Tests: 6,331 runs at 54.57 with 24 100s
ODIs: 10,232 runs at 59.83 with 38 100s
T20Is: 2,102 runs at 48.88
He has given consistency a new definition.His batting, passion, attitude, style & hard work is an inspiration to billions of people. #HappyBirthdayVirat the pride of India pic.twitter.com/YaZ32yg4dT
— Kuldeep Bishnoi (@bishnoikuldeep) November 5, 2018
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) November 5, 2018
Many happy returns of the day @imVkohli . Have a wonderful year ahead, may you continue to dominate the international cricket and have the same enthusiasm to perform. God bless! #HappyBirthdayVirat pic.twitter.com/6TI0d86gyL
— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) November 5, 2018
— Rashid Khan (@rashidkhan_19) November 5, 2018
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) November 5, 2018
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 5, 2018
‘You got to have the right attitude on field, then only you can tackle all situations. For me, this is what matters’, said @imVkohli once in #AapKiAdalat . Young cricketers are surely getting inspiration from you, Virat. Happy Birthday. @indiatvnews pic.twitter.com/ROqrlGIp15
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) November 5, 2018
With a magic stick in his hand, he brings us all to a standstill. A man who is redefining consistency and hunger to do well, wish you the very best times ahead @imVkohli and have a#HappyBirthdayVirat pic.twitter.com/WffHL4VBKj
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 4, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 5, 2018
— Umesh Yaadav (@y_umesh) November 5, 2018
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) November 5, 2018
— Yuzvendra Chahal (@yuzi_chahal) November 5, 2018
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) November 5, 2018
— Sachin Sanghe (@SachinSanghe) November 5, 2018
Happiest birthday… Lots of love and blessings here for you 😘😘spread your love and charm with passing days… 💘luv you so much.. Can't say in words 🙈🙈 #ViratKohli you are my hero 💕 ❤❤❤❤my favourite 4ever… and keep impressing me more wid passing days 😍🎂 @imVkohli pic.twitter.com/1nRFjIle0F
— Ipsita(Riya) (@ipsita_riya) November 5, 2018
— Kanatunga ❁ (@Kanatunga) November 5, 2018