Laxman's Wishes For Virat Kohli: 'continue To Set New Benchmarks'
Former Indian cricketer VVS Laxman wished skipper Virat Kohli on his birthday and urged him to set continue setting new benchmarks in the years to come. Taking to Twitter, Laxman conveyed his warm wishes to the Indian skipper, who turned 31 on Tuesday. Kohli is regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world and has earned the reputation of being a great leader after a number of performances that have helped India win series, if not individual matches. Since he has started his international career, he has scored 21036 runs in 393 matches. In Test matches, he has scored 7066 runs in 82 matches, in ODI matches, he has scored 11,520 runs in 239 matches and he has scored 2450 matches in 72 matches.
Laxman urges Virat Kohli to continue to set benchmarks
Many more happy returns of the day dear @imVkohli . Wishing you a great year full of happiness and sunshine! May you continue to set new benchmarks and experience ever more love and joy #HappyBirthdayViratKohlipic.twitter.com/KYg3CGHQei— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 5, 2019
Relive Virat Kohli's maiden century
Virat Kohli's first century came against Sri Lanka in Kolkata in December 2009 when he scored 107 runs and formed a formidable partnership with Gautam Gambhir to help India push towards the target of 315 that was set by the away side. The youngster's performance was so good that Gambhir, who received the Man of the Match award for his unbeatable knock of 150, said he handed over the award to Virat Kohli.
As #TeamIndia Captain @imVkohli turns 31, we take a look back at his maiden ODI hundred and where it all started for the Run Machine. #HappyBirthdayVirat 🎂💐💐 pic.twitter.com/6vNY1U4p8H— BCCI (@BCCI) November 4, 2019
Virat Kohli has scored 26 centuries in Test cricket and 43 centuries in ODI cricket. His batting performances have lead to many fans and analysts comparing him to India's greatest batsman, Sachin Tendulkar. The praises do not stop for Virat Kohli, who is currently second on the list of the ICC Rankings of Test batsmen and tops the list for the One Day International (ODI) rankings. Recently Michael Vaughan, replying to a user's question, picked Kohli as the number one batsman for all three formats of the game.