The poster boy of Indian cricket Virat Kohli, or we can say run machine of India of present who has been a phenomenal performer throughout his career, turns 29 today. Virat Kohli recently became the second highest run-scorer in T20 cricket, surpassing Tilakaratne Dilshan having played a brilliant knock of 65 runs in the 2nd T20 against New Zealand. Earlier in the ODI series, he became 2nd player in the list of most number of centuries in ODI cricket, beating Ricky Ponting and now he is only behind the great Sachin Tendulkar in the list of most ODI hundreds. He is only 29 and yet he already has a number of major ODI and T20I records under his name.
This is what Virat Kohli’s International career looks like :
Matches – 316
Innings – 345
Runs – 15631
Balls – 19572
Not Out – 53
4s – 1572
6s – 151
Ducks – 18
50s – 77
100s – 49
Leaving all this back it was time for fun in the dressing room. It was our Captain’s birthday and so going by the trend in the Indian cricket team, i.e.,cake cutting and then putting cake on the face, here you can see our Captain
He seemed really happy and it was all fun in the dressing room with all just wanting to put whole cake on the face.
And yes there was one small Kohli too in the cake which was given to Kohli as in the pic below.
Starting at an early age, Virat led the U-19 India side to World Cup triumph in Australia and was soon included in the Indian side. From then on, he didn’t have to look back as he scored runs consistently in all the three formats. He was awarded the captaincy role after MS Dhoni stepped down from the Test cricket and later on in ODI and T20I’s. He became the youngest captain ever to lead an Indian side. The men in blue skipper has made it a habit of breaking records as he recently went past Ricky Pointing’s record of 30 ODI hundreds to be at the second spot behind master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s 49 ODI hundreds.
Wishes from all parts of the world were poured in his social media accounts. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also wished him a happy and healthy life. Wishes from his teammates and head coach Ravi Shastri also flooded his twitter accounts.
Here are some of the twitter reactions:
@imVkohli happy birthday and god bless …have a great day
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) November 5, 2017
Happy birthday @imVkohli my brother from another mother.. khush reh.. rab tenu hamesha chardikala ch rakhe.. god bless
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) November 5, 2017
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 4, 2017
Chase Master. Modern Master. The Run Machine. Happy Birthday, Virat Kohli. Feels great that World’s best batsman is an Indian. pic.twitter.com/6b63FN3s4w
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 5, 2017
Many more happy returns of the day @imVkohli , keep hunting those chases down forever.🎉
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) November 5, 2017
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) November 5, 2017
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) November 5, 2017
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 5, 2017
— Jasprit bumrah (@Jaspritbumrah93) November 5, 2017
— hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) November 4, 2017
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) November 5, 2017