Indian cricketing legend Virat Kohli celebrated his 35th birthday on November 5, 2023, with an exciting match against South Africa at the iconic Eden Gardens. Kohli, widely regarded as one of the greatest batters of all time, received warm wishes from his former teammate and cricket icon, Yuvraj Singh.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, Yuvraj Singh reminisced about Kohli’s early days in the national team, highlighting how his hunger for opportunities and determination signaled his destined path to greatness. Singh praised Kohli’s remarkable journey, emphasizing the inspiration he has provided to countless others striving for excellence.
When you joined the team as a youngster who was eager for opportunities and hungry to perform, it was clear to everyone that you were destined for greatness. You've not only made a mark for yourself but have also inspired countless others to strive for excellence.
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— Yuvraj Singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 5, 2023
The post also acknowledged Kohli and Yuvraj Singh’s shared victory in the ODI World Cup 2011. During the tournament, Yuvraj Singh’s outstanding performances earned him the Player of the Tournament title, excelling with both bat and ball, as well as in the field. Kohli, then a young talent, contributed significantly, scoring 282 runs from 9 games and securing a memorable century against Bangladesh.
When you joined the team as a youngster who was eager for opportunities and hungry to perform, it was clear to everyone that you were destined for greatness. You’ve not only made a mark for yourself but have also inspired countless others to strive for excellence. As you celebrate another year of breaking and setting records, take a moment to reflect on all that you’ve achieved. Proud to have shared this incredible journey with you, and to see you grow from strength to strength. May your passion and determination continue to drive you and the Indian team to new heights in the World Cup and make our nation proud once again. Happy Birthday Virat Kohli
As Kohli marked another year of breaking records and setting new milestones, Yuvraj Singh’s tribute celebrated their incredible journey together, showcasing Kohli’s growth and strength in the world of cricket.