India cricket team captain Virat Kohli celebrates his 32nd birthday on Thursday. The RCB skipper is in Dubai for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020, where his side will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Eliminator on Friday.
On Kohli’s birthday, several former and current players flooded social media to wish the cricketer.
International Cricket Council (IIC) took to Twitter to wish the “extraordinary” Virat Kohli. The Council also shared the player’s statistics and a picture collage.
— ICC (@ICC) November 5, 2020
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also wished the team India captain on his 32nd birthday.
• 2011 World Cup-winner
• 21,901 runs, 70 centuries in intl. cricket
• Most Test wins as Indian captain
• Leading run-getter in T20Is (Men’s)
Let’s revisit his Test best of 254* vs South Africa
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 5, 2020
“To the man who’s given blood, sweat and tears to the Red and Gold. To our Leader and Legend, Here’s wishing KING KOHLI a very Happy Birthday!! Have a great day, Skip!” tweeted RCB.
To the man who’s given blood, sweat and tears to the Red and Gold.
To our Leader and Legend, Here’s wishing KING KOHLI a very Happy Birthday!!
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) November 4, 2020
Veteran cricketer Sachin Tendulkar shared a picture with Kohli and wrote, “Happy Birthday @imVkohli! All the best for the coming season. Continue inspiring. Have a blessed and healthy year ahead.”
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 5, 2020
Indian team coach Ravi Shastri in his birthday wish to Kohli wrote, “To someone that has set the bar in fitness standards and work ethics at an all-time high and achieved greatness at such a young age.”
To someone that has set the bar in fitness standards and work ethics at an all-time high and achieved greatness at such a young age. Wishing you a very happy birthday. God bless. @imVkohli #HappyBirthdayVirat pic.twitter.com/qNlIYgNyvs
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) November 5, 2020
Yuvraj Singh shared a picture with Kohli and wished the Indian skipper. He also wished Kohli for the IPL playoffs.
Janamdin mubarak ho King Kohli @imVkohli! Wishing the great Indian batsman a very Happy Birthday! Jahan bhi ho khush raho, chhake chauke maarte raho ❤️ all the best for the playoffs! Hope @RCBTweets turns it around this time pic.twitter.com/wFjKA6jlwj
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 5, 2020
VVS Laxman and Suresh Raina also wished Kohli on his birthday.
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 5, 2020
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) November 5, 2020
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag in his wish wrote that may the hunger for runs continue for Kohli and he achieves new heights as well as find fulfilment in whatever he does.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 5, 2020
RCB take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday in an Eliminator contest during the ongoing IPL. SRH tweeted a picture of Kohli and David Warner and wrote, “Happy birthday, @imVkohli! See you in Abu Dhabi tomorrow.”
Happy birthday, @imVkohli!
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 5, 2020
Harbhajan Singh, Irfan Pathan and Shikhar Dhawan also wished the Indian captain.
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 5, 2020
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) November 5, 2020
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) November 5, 2020