THE NEWS DESK: Virat Kohli’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.
Kohli has amassed 2785 international runs since November 5, 2016
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli celebrated his 29th birthday with his teammates after the 2nd ODI against New Zealand in Rajkot on Sunday.
The country’s biggest sports and youth icon is probably one of a kind as far as Indian sports is concerned. Virat’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.
BCCI uploaded photos of the celebration through its official Twitter account.
Kohli has scored 49 international centuries (32 in ODIs and 17 in Tests) out of which 28 have come away from home (outside India) – in which 10 Test hundreds have come away from home as well. Not only hundreds, he’s played a few fighting innings helping the team in difficult positions.
Indian team’s captain is expected to travel with the team for the series decider on Tuesday.
New Zealand hit back hard in the second T20I and defeated India by 40 runs to level the series 1-1 at Rajkot.
Opting to bat first on winning the toss, the visitors rode on an unbeaten quickfire century by opener Colin Munro to post 196/2 in their allotted 20 overs.
Munro batted through the innings, smashing 109 runs off 58 deliveries. This is his second century in 34 T20Is. He also became the fourth batsman to score two centuries in T20Is.
In reply, the hosts could only manage to post 156/7.
Fast bowler Trent Boult was the pick of the New Zealand bowlers with figures of 4/33.