Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli celebrated his 31st birthday on November 5. Over the years, he has evolved from a brash young cricketer to one of the most dedicated students of the game, with his fitness levels and commitment spoken about across the board.

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Needless to say, social media was abuzz on the occasion of the captain’s birthday. His mentions were flooded today with teammates and other celebrities going gaga over Kohli.

Check some of the best ones here:

Even the ‘home of cricket’ did not want to be left behind

Virat Kohli has been rested from the ongoing Bangladesh T20s, where India lost the first match. He will, however, be back for the Test series, and will captain India in their historic first-ever day/night Test at Kolkata.

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