'Ustav ki taiyari karo' - Fans react as CAB set to celebrate Virat Kohli's 35th birthday at Eden Gardens with fireworks and laser show

The 34-year-old Virat Kohli has been phenomenal throughout the ongoing tournament. He is the second-highest run scorer for India in the ongoing tournament

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On November 5, 2023, star Indian batter Virat Kohli will turn 35. The legendary batter will celebrate his birthday while playing against formidable South Africa at one of the iconic grounds in Kolkata. Ahead of the day, the Cricket Association of Bengal has decided to celebrate the day in a unique way.

According to the latest news report, the CAB is looking to celebrate Kohli's birthday on a big scale. The chief of CAB, Snehasis Ganguly, revealed that almost 70,000 Virat Kohli masks will be distributed to fans during the game. A special laser light show and cake-cutting ceremony will also be organised by the state cricket association. To make the day more special, fireworks related to Kohli will also be done on the ground.

"We have ordered a cake for Virat, and the design will be something everyone identifies with. I am not sharing the pictures, as it will be a surprise,” said Ganguly. “We are sure of a full house, and everyone in the stands is a Virat fan. It is a gesture on behalf of all of them,” added the CAB president. It's worth noting that on this birthday, fans will expect Virat to hit another century to equal legendary India batter Sachin Tendulkar's record.

Virat Kohli failed to score against England

The 34-year-old Indian batter has been phenomenal throughout the ongoing tournament. He is the second-highest run scorer for India in the ongoing tournament. However, in the last game against England, Kohli failed to put up a show with the bat. David Willey dismissed him for a nine-ball duck. It's worth noting that this is Kohli's first duck in the history of the ODI World Cup.

The elegant batter will be looking to continue his dominance with the bat and will keep India's dream chase alive. Meanwhile, fans will expect another masterclass from the King on his special day. However, the decision to celebrate has received a mixed reaction on social media. Some fans called it a memorable event, while others called it unnecessary considering the pollution it may cause.

Here is how fans react to Virat Kohli's birthday celebration:

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