"Your (Sobers) performance on the field will always remain iconic and you were the very few who have changed the way the game is being played. Congratulations on a wonderful career and a life. It's my pleasure to wish you on your 80th birthday," Kohli said in a video message posted by West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
"I am sure you will keep inspiring people whoever you meet all around the world. It's been a pleasure watching you and I would surely like to meet you and have a discussion about the game someday. That's one of my wishes I have in my life. Have a great birthday," he added.
Kohli was joined by head coach Anil Kumble, opener Rohit Sharma and West Indies skipper Jason Holder, who all posted videos on WICB twitter handle as a special gift for Sobers, who turned 80 yesterday.