There are few individuals in Indian Cricket History, who will be remembered forever for certain feats. One such player is Mohammad Kaif. The knock he played against England in the Natwest Final will always be one of the cherishing moments for Indian cricket fanatics. Meanwhile, the hero of that game turns 38 today.
Though that knock remains defining moment of his career, Kaif has always been the referral name when a coach wants to teach the fielding basics to the junior cricketers. Such has been the standard he set for fielding in Indian cricket.
A brief view on his career:
Mohammad Kaif was born in a Khatana Gurjar family on 1 December 1980 in Allahabad India. He started his career from Green Park Hostel and his father Mohammad Tarif is also a cricketer, who played for Uttar Pradesh and the Railways.
After knocking it brilliantly in state cricket, he was appointed as the captain of India U-19 side in the year 2000. Then he went on to play for India, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra cricket team, Derbyshire County Cricket Club, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, India Red, Leicestershire and few more as well.
After calling curtains on his career recently, Kaif started his career in commentary and now, he signed a deal with Delhi Daredevils for the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League 2019.
Coming back to the topic, cricketers and fans took to Twitter to send their birthday wishes to Mohammad Kaif. Sehwag tweeted ”May you follow your dreams. Wish you health, happiness, high jumps and diving around with your children.”
Meanwhile, another opener, Shikhar Dhawan, who is also set to join Delhi Daredevils, tweeted ”Happy Birthday Kaif Bhai. Here’s hoping for an exciting year ahead for you. Wishing you happiness and joy in abundance.”
Here are the few tweets:
Bhaisahab many happy returns of the day ! Remember this pic after NatWest final ? @MohammadKaif pic.twitter.com/L1NJwwWqYN
— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) December 1, 2018
May you follow your dreams. Wish you health, happiness, high jumps and diving around with your children @MohammadKaif . #HappyBirthdayMohammadKaif pic.twitter.com/oDDhFmFXqB
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) December 1, 2018
🎂 Happy Birthday to @MohammadKaif!
🏆 His heroics for India in the NatWest Series Final in 2002 at Lord's sparked a rather famous celebration 👀#LoveLords pic.twitter.com/7zaEyay2MC
— Lord's Cricket Ground (@HomeOfCricket) December 1, 2018
Here's wishing @MohammadKaif a very happy birthday. Have a great year ahead 🎂🎂 pic.twitter.com/Pvosaj80tb
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 1, 2018
Happy birthday @MohammadKaif bhai! Here's hoping for an exciting year ahead for you. Wishing you happiness and joy in abundance. pic.twitter.com/0XA2J7XCtK
— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) December 1, 2018
Happy birthday @MohammadKaif! Wish you all the happiness and joy this year! God bless.
— Cheteshwar Pujara (@cheteshwar1) December 1, 2018
May beauty and happiness always surround you. Wish you a very happy Birthday @MohammadKaif ! pic.twitter.com/hqQm4evzE2
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) December 1, 2018
Bhaisaab covers pe 2 step Piche aao but he never listened… Wishing my team mate and friend a very Happy Birthday @MohammadKaif #birthday
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) December 1, 2018
Here’s wishing the newest addition to the family, our Assistant Coach @MohammadKaif, a very Happy Birthday 🎊🎉 pic.twitter.com/zDOpsdGMWP
— Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) December 1, 2018
Wishing one of India’s safest hands, @mohammadkaif, a very happy birthday. Have a good year ahead. pic.twitter.com/t7nPs8tUQU
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) December 1, 2018
Here's wishing @MohammadKaif a very Happy Birthday 🎂 pic.twitter.com/Sg0gOyIDVT
— UPCA (@UPCACricket) December 1, 2018
Happy Birthday @MohammadKaif !! Wish you a year full of happiness and positivities! Have a great one! pic.twitter.com/u3rU1HKNmv
— Wriddhiman Saha (@Wriddhipops) December 1, 2018
Birthday wishes @MohammadKaif Bhai. It's been such a great experience to have played alongside you throughout my cricketing career. Keep going strong 👍🏻 pic.twitter.com/nHJ7GRMirH
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) December 1, 2018
Happy birthday brother @MohammadKaif 🍫🍫🍫🥛
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) December 1, 2018
Happy birthday kaifu!! May you have a great year ahead @MohammadKaif !!
— Mithun Manhas (@MithunManhas) December 1, 2018
Happy birthday @MohammadKaif pic.twitter.com/xIUDvXHqi0
— realricardopowell (@ricardolpowell) December 1, 2018