Virat Kohli on Monday turned 30 at the country’s Devbhoomi and the cricket community celebrated its festival of festivals with gusto, showering accolades while wishing the man who is fast attaining the status of a deity. It began with the legendary Sachin Tendulkar as accolades and wishes poured in thick and fast as the Indian captain entered the 30s.
“Wishing you a lot of success and happiness in the year ahead. Happy Birthday, @imVkohli!,” Tendulkar wrote on his twitter handle. Kohli’s better half, Anushka Sharma, who has been in Haridwar with Kohli shared pictures on Instagram and said, “Thank God for his birth.” The BCCI posted, “To many more match-winning knocks, here’s wishing #TeamIndia Captain and Run Machine @imVkohli a very happy birthday.”
“Wishing @imVkohli lots of success and fulfilment in the coming year,” wrote VVS Laxman.
Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag said, “On this Dhanteras, wish you a year that is again filled with Runteras. #HappyBirthdayVirat.”
Fans, cricketers -- past and present -- all took to Twitter to wish the run-machine. Mohammad Shami said, “Many many happy returns of the day bro.”
“Happy Birthday brother @imVkohli ! Wish you a wonderful year ahead...! Love and goodwishes!” Wriddhiman Saha wrote.