Last Update on: November 5th, 2019 at 02:15 pm
Team India skipper Virat Kohli graced the mother earth on this auspicious day, 31 years ago. The poster boy of Indian cricket has come a long way to be one of the modern-day greats. Kohli has received a plethora of wishes from all across the globe on his social media handles since the clock ticked 12.
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From leading the country’s U-19 team to World Cup glory back in 2008 to captaining India across the format, Virat Kohli has a fairytale story to say. However, the talismanic run-scorer had to undergo a lot of sacrifice and hardwork to achieve this position.
He is currently the top-ranked batsman in ODI cricket and inching closer to Steve Smith, who is sitting at the top in the red-ball cricket. Virat Kohli, who made his international debut in August 2008 in an ODI against Sri Lanka in Dambulla, has played 82 Tests, 239 ODIs and 72 T20Is in his career so far.
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With 11520 ODI runs in 239 matches (230 innings), Kohli is the second Indian after batting legend Sachin Tendulkar with most runs. He also has 43 ODI centuries under his belt, second-most in the world. Tendulkar tops the list with 49 ODI tons. In October last year, Kohli became the fastest batsman to score 10,000 ODI runs.
On the occasion of Virat Kohli’s 31st birthday, fans and many others in the cricket fraternity took to Twitter to wish the Indian captain. His teammates and former cricketers, everyone took time out from their busy schedule to extend their birthday greetings to Virat Kohli.
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
— cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) November 5, 2019
He's done superhuman things on the field and now he is a superhero off it – what a way to celebrate your birthday, @imVkohli!#HappyBirthdaySuperV – can't wait to see what's in store as the show premieres today at 3:30 PM on @StarSportsIndia
— Dean Jones AM (@ProfDeano) November 5, 2019
He's done superhuman things on the field and now he is a superhero off it – what a way to celebrate your birthday, @imVkohli!#HappyBirthdaySuperV – can't wait to see what's in store as the show premieres today at 3:30 PM on the Star Network.
— S.Badrinath (@s_badrinath) November 5, 2019
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) November 5, 2019
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) November 5, 2019
— Ishant Sharma (@ImIshant) November 5, 2019
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) November 5, 2019
Wishing you nothing but the best @imVkohli , here’s to a fantastic year ahead for you. May everything you have wished for and more come your way. Happy birthday 🥳
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) 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
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
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) 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
— Kuldeep yadav (@imkuldeep18) November 5, 2019
Getting a glimpse into his mindset has been refreshing & incredibly insightful. Happy Birthday to one of the fiercest competitors on the field, @imVkohli.
Wishing you a year filled with happiness, health, and more success! pic.twitter.com/iSVBYaJ8jd
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) November 5, 2019