One of India's most successful batsmen - Virat Kohli turned 31 and and stars and stalwarts, alike took to Twitter to wish him a very happy birthday.
Fans, former and current teammates as well as some opposition players were amongst those who wished the cricketer on Twitter as #HappyBirthdayViratKohli was trending.
In 2012, when I played for RCB , watched Barcelona play on his laptop together. I thought he had something special about him but never knew he was going to become an absolute legend @imVkohli #HappyBirthdayViratKohli pic.twitter.com/baoFsOc5ev— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 5, 2019
Virat Kohli titles:— Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) November 5, 2019
Between his 28th and 31st birthdays @imVkohli has scored 8255 runs in int'l cricket (Tests+ ODIs +T20Is)- 36% more than his nearest rival.— Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) November 5, 2019
Virat also has the most hundreds (30) and the highest average (69.36) among all with 500+ runs in this period.#HappyBirthdayViratKohli
May the ball always appear as big as this and may your batting always be like a F5 button, refresh everyone who is blessed to see it. Badalon ki tarah chaaye raho, hamesha khush raho @imVkohli #HappyBirthdayViratKohli pic.twitter.com/32sydYLeRg— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 5, 2019
Many more happy returns of the day dear @imVkohli . Wishing you a great year full of happiness and sunshine! May you continue to set new benchmarks and experience ever more love and joy #HappyBirthdayViratKohli pic.twitter.com/KYg3CGHQei— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 5, 2019
Remember this #KingKohli knock at Hobart vs Sri lanka in 2012 Where India has to chase 321 in 40 overs to Qualify. One of The Best Innings in his career.#HappyBirthdayViratKohli pic.twitter.com/F7vOqBCKrR— P R I N C 🇮🇳 (@iPrince55) November 4, 2019
About 20 years back, we had the fab 5 -— Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) November 5, 2019
Sehwag: the most attacking batsman.
Dravid: the most solid batsman.
Tendulkar: the God of batting.
Laxman: the batsman most fun watching.
Ganguly: the most successful captain.
Now, one man has replaced all 5. #HappyBirthdayViratKohli
Virat, who started his day by writing a note to his 15-year-old self, soon garnered the love of his fans on social media.