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Rashid Khan pens a thoughtful birthday wish for India skipper Virat Kohli

The Indian skipper turned 30 on November 5 this year.

Rashid Khan
Rashid Khan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

November 5 may have been a significant date for people in various walks of life, but for cricket fanatics, it’s first and foremost Virat Kohli’s birthday. The captain of the Indian Cricket Team has established himself as the latest sensation in the sport, who’s made it a habit of scoring runs for fun and smashing near-impossible records. India, one of the greatest cricketing nations in the world, has produced an abundance of the world-class batsman, and Virat might be its best one yet.

As King Kohli celebrates his 30th birthday, the who’s who of the cricketing world took time off to send their wishes. The Indian skipper is certainly one of the most acclaimed sports personalities in the world today, known for the passion he exhibits on the field as well as the talent he possesses in heaps. But there’s another side to Virat Kohli as well – his friendships off the field, with some of his rivals nonetheless. One such eminent rival took to Twitter to send VK a very thoughtful message, which has won many hearts on the internet already.

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What was Rashid’s wish?

Rashid Khan is a gem of a leg-spinner, and although he hasn’t had too many occasions to bowl to Virat Kohli, their’s is a contest the entire cricketing world would like to watch closely. Both Virat and Rashid have established themselves as the best in their business, and it’s only in the IPL that the two would have the chance to take each other on. The World Cup next year will also see Afghanistan playing India, which could line up a Kohli-Rashid contest. But the Afghan spinning sensation has earlier shown his respect for Virat, and once again did so on the occasion of his birthday.

He took to Twitter to say, “Sending you smiles for every moment of your special day…Have a wonderful time and a very happy birthday! @imVkohli” with a wonderful photograph of them from the IPL.

Here’s Rashid Khan’s tweet

A boisterous Kohli shot to fame in March 2008 when he led the India U19s to a World Cup victory in Malaysia. In August that year, he made his international debut, and soon the world was well aware of the man’s incredible potential. The runs kept coming and the records kept tumbling, and Virat Kohli is already hailed as one of the greatest batsmen to have ever played the game. What’s astonishing is the rate at which he’s got such fabulous numbers, and given the fact that he’s got age on his side, he could practically hold every batting record that’s out there.

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