Bengaluru, Nov 5: As India's Test captain Virat Kohli turned 28 on Saturday (November 5), present and former cricketers took to the micro-blogging website Twitter to wish the star batsman.
Former opener Virender Sehwag, in his usual style, sent out birthday wishes to his Delhi mate Kohli. He wrote, "8 yrs ago we cud have dedicated this day by eating Chikoo.
But tday,I think all auto/taxis shud start their Meter frm100 #HappyBirthdayVirat."
In another tweet, he further made the fans go crazy, by writing, "Haazme ki Goli, Rangon ki Holi,Gujarat me Ghagra Choli Aur Batting mein Virat Kohli Poore India ko pasand hai #HappyBirthdayVirat @imVkohli."
Apart from Sehwag, India coach Anil Kumble, spinner Harbhajan Singh, former batsman Aakash Chopra and others wished Kohli. Fans were trending #HappyBirthdayVirat on Twitter.
Here are some of the tweets for Kohli on his birthday
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wished the Test captain with a video showing images of Kohli and also various cricketers wishing him.
Batting legend Tendulkar called Kohli "shararati guy" (mischievous).
India coach Anil Kumble hopes Kohli has a fantastic year ahead.
India's all-rounder Hardik Pandya said he has many things to learn from Kohli.
When it comes to wishing cricketers on their birthdays, Sehwag is the best. He proved it yet again.
Former batsman Aakash Chopra described Kohli as "modern great".
Suresh Raina and his team
Suresh Raina's team tweeted wishes for Kohli and the left-handed batsman retweeted it.
Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan referred to Kohli as his brother while conveying birthday wishes.
Veteran offspinner Harbhajan Singh wrote "God bless" Kohli.
Cricket from the age of 3
According to this tweet, Kohli's interest for cricket began as early as a 3-year-old. He is seen here with his dad.
Example for younger generation
A fan's wish for India's Test skipper. "Ultimate example for young generation".