Virat Kohli birthday: No matter what, skipper will remain 'once in a generation' player for Twitter
Virat Kohli is riding on a rough patch for quite sometime now. Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the plot during the business end of the Indian Premier League, which was followed by a Team India drubbing at the hands of Pakistan and New Zealand in the ongoing T20 World Cup.
But it's his birthday today, and people on social media have decided to look beyond the bumpy ride Kohli had to endure of late.
So much so that some of the tweets have called him a 'once in a generation' player, and showered the adulation he unfailingly needs as the Men in Blue are staring down the barrel in the UAE. If this really works as a shot in the arm for the outgoing white-ball skipper, Scotland and Namibia might just find it difficult to contain him on the field.
Sport sometimes can be cruel when the numbers are not in your favour. But then the kind of faith Anushka reposes in Virat can't be written off. "Your core is made of honesty and guts of steel . Courage that pales doubt into oblivion . I know no one who can pick themselves up from a dark place like you can," she wrote on Instagram.
King Kohli, as he is fondly called by fans, has more than enough to digest as far as Twitter wishes are concerned. The top trending cricketer was called a 'once in a generation player' by none other than Virender Sehwag.
And the rest of the tweets toed the same line, with most of them wishing him luck for the game versus Scotland tonight.
Wishing @imVkohli, a once in a generation player, a very Happy Birthday 👏— Dr. Ashwani Kumar (@DrAshwani_Kumar) November 5, 2021
May you keep making the nation proud and inspire millions around the world. All the best for the years ahead. #HappyBirthdayViratKohli #ViratKohli #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/XuZiasMbZs
A once in a generation player. One whose passion is contagious. One who captivated the cricket world. One of the greatest ever. 👑 #HappyBirthdayViratKohli @imVkohli @AnushkaSharma pic.twitter.com/Ta2Qqc0BAl— Anuruddha Yadav (राष्ट्रवादी) (@AnuruddhaRisky) November 5, 2021
The Man that changed the face of Indian cricket with his passion and hunger for the game. A once in a generation player who sets such high standard for himself. Happy Birthday @imVkohli , Thank you for everything you do on and off the cricket field. #VK18 pic.twitter.com/sZebh8gZRa— Amit Pokharel (@AmitPokharel4) November 5, 2021
It's safe to say that the birthday wishes are coming thick and fast at the right time. India need to win by gaping margins versus both Scotland and Namibia and also pin hopes on Afghanistan beating New Zealand.
Now back to the birthday wishes. From Dinesh Karthik to Harbhajan Singh, no one missed out on sending him a birthday wish.