Captain Kohli turns 29, receives bouquet of wishes

ANI | Updated: Nov 05, 2017 12:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 5 (ANI): India might have lost the second T20I match against the Black Caps, but the Men in Blue had a reason to celebrate as it was Virat Kohli's first birthday as Indian captain.

As the Indian captain turned 29 on Sunday, the skipper's friends, fans, colleagues, including both former and current cricketers did not miss an opportunity of showering their love and wishing him on this special day.

The dressing room fun on his birthday was clearly visible in the photos BCCI posted through its official Twitter account, captioning #HappybirthdayVirat.

Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya also uploaded a picture of Virat's cake smeared face on Twitter and captioned it - Revenge no. 1, Happy birthday, skipper- @imVkohli

Head coach Ravi Shastri also wished Kohli on Twitter and wished another fabulous year for the right-handed batsman.

Left-handed batsman Suresh Raina praised Kohli for his majestic performance on field and wished him on Twitter.

Captain Kohli thanked all the teammates and the fans for their love and warm wishes with a tweet which read, "Thank you everyone for all the love and the wishes. God Bless you all."

Known as Indian run machine, Kohli holds the top position in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and also dominates in the shorter format as he is ranked number one in T20I too.

Recently, the Delhi batsman became the fastest to reach 9000 ODI runs. (ANI)

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