It’s November 5 and more importantly, Virat Kohli’s birthday. The Indian skipper turns 30 on this day in 2018. Known as the poster boy of world cricket, Kohli received a massive response from the fans around the world. Several current and former cricketers poured their wishes for the Delhi-lad.
Virat has been rested from India’s ongoing T20I series against Windies. He is celebrating the birthday with his wife and Bollywood superstar Anushka Sharma. The couple arrived at the Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun on Saturday night. They will stay in Haridwar till November 7. They are expected to visit the Anant Dham Atmabodh Ashram, headed by Maharaj Anant Baba, who is Anushka’s family’s spiritual guru.
The 30-year-old posted an image on Instagram which showed a couple of cakes shaped in the form of a stadium. With the post, he thanked everyone for the wishes and love. He wrote, “Thank you everyone for all the love and the wishes. God bless you all.”
Several cricketers sent in their wishes for Virat Kohli’s birthday. The former cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and VVS Laxman wished him years ahead full of success. Amongst the current cricketers, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Ishant Sharma, Rashid Khan were amongst the many who wished the Indian captain.
BCCI posted a video that comprised of wishes from his teammates. MS Dhoni led the wishes by terming him a PUBG fan and referred to a childhood pic of his. Ravindra Jadeja asked his captain to start eating roti, rice and lots of sweets, something that Virat Kohli won’t do as he has a strict fitness routine. India’s coach Ravi Shastri called him a 25-year-old as he believed that the right-hander still owns the fitness of a young man.
Wishes poured in for Virat Kohli’s birthday
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) November 5, 2018
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 5, 2018
What's @imVkohli for me? He is someone who defines passion, fitness and a tremendous work ethic. He is the one for the generation and the best of the lot. Have a great 30th, may you never get old. #HappyBirthdayVirat
— Shubham Khare (@shubhamkhare71) November 5, 2018
With Virat Kohli celebrating his 30th birthday today, let's take a look back at his maiden Test ton from 2012 against the Aussies! pic.twitter.com/3i49NxYRVP
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 5, 2018
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) November 5, 2018
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) November 5, 2018
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) November 4, 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
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) November 5, 2018
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 5, 2018
To one of the most passionate cricketer who leads by example @imVkohli, wishing you a very happy birthday. May your year be filled with tons of runs, galore of catches & victory in abundance. #HappyBirthdayVirat pic.twitter.com/wImhJ3JdTy
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) November 5, 2018
— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) 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