Former Indian skipper and modern-day batting great, Virat Kohli is celebrating his 35th birthday today. The heartfelt birthday wishes for the cricketing legend are pouring out from all over the cricketing fraternity. Meanwhile, the former legendary Indian opener and now, the commentator Virender Sehwag came up with a special wish for Virat Kohli on his 35th birthday.
Notably, Virat and Sehwag had shared the dressing room when the former entered the senior men’s team of India as a young boy and Sehwag was there in the side as a senior player.
“Century haemoglobin ki tarah inki ragon mein daudti hai. A young guy with dreams in his eyes, with his work ethics, passion, hard work and talent has ruled the game. Ups and downs yes but what has remained constant is his intensity and hunger. Best wishes” wrote Sehwag in a post from his official X-handle (formerly Twitter).
Here’s a look at the post by Virender Sehwag for Virat Kohli:
Century haemoglobin ki tarah inki ragon mein daudti hai. A young guy with dreams in his eyes, with his work-ethics ,passion,hardwork and talent has ruled the game . Ups and downs yes but what has remained constant is his intensity and hunger. Best wishes #HappyBirthdayViratKohli pic.twitter.com/Pd55yBAk0J— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 5, 2023
Talking about cricket, Virat Kohli is currently in action for Team India against South Africa in the ongoing 37th match of the ODI World Cup 2023. India and South Africa are taking on each other at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. India are batting first after winning the toss; they have scored 248 runs for the loss of 3 wickets in 41.5 overs, having the birthday boy Virat Kohli and wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul there in the middle.
Kohli and KL are currently playing on the individual scores of 78 and 8 runs, respectively. Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, and Keshav Maharaj have scalped 1 wicket each for South Africa. Notably, Team India have already made it to the semi-finals of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, with 7 successive wins in the 7 matches, they played before taking on South Africa in the ongoing clash at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Here’s how fans reacted to Virender Sehwag’s special birthday wish for Virat Kohli:
And became the GOAT 👑— RAHUL TALWAR 🇮🇳 🇺🇸 (@Thesailor33) November 5, 2023
The Warrior celebrates this Birthday Today !😍 Virat Kohli The Legend 👑— The_Hrithikian (@Rohit_HR_Fan) November 5, 2023
Indian players about Kohli: [ICC]— Jago India (@JagoIndia_) November 5, 2023
Dravid said "Kohli has set a benchmark for future cricket".
Ashwin said "Kohli has changed the DNA of Indian batting".
Gill said "Kohli's hunger & passion is unparalleled".
Bumrah said "Everyone should follow the fire & dedication of Kohli". pic.twitter.com/SeG27c4uKK
आज किसी रिकार्ड और कीर्तिमान की बात नहीं होगी एक पोस्ट मे इतने सारे रिकार्ड और कीर्तिमान को शायद हम लिख नहीं पाएंगे कुछ ना कुछ जरूर छूट जाएगा आज तो बात सिर्फ उस कोहली की होगी जिसके सामने किस्मत भी घूटना टेक देता है हमने कोहली का सुनहरा दौर देखा हमने कोहली का बुरा दौर भी देखा हमने… pic.twitter.com/Lfn56SwA2j— Gauravgupta (@Gauravg2152) November 5, 2023
Yuvraj Singh said "When Virat Kohli became the captain, the fitness improved a lot in the team". pic.twitter.com/mIlsUupTS7— Jago India (@JagoIndia_) November 5, 2023
Happy Birthday to the Greatest batsman 💯— Anuraj Kumar (@BeAnuraj) November 5, 2023
Too good Sehwag ji with the wishes— Omkhar Setty (@omkhar_setty) November 5, 2023