Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar extended wishes for Virat Kohli on his 31st birthday. The former batsman took to Twitter and posted a candid picture with the Indian skipper on his special day. “Wishing you a very happy birthday Virat! Continue scoring runs and leading India with the same passion! All the best” read the caption of the picture. The greeting will certainly be heart-warming for Virat as he idolizes Tendulkar and has expressed his admiration for the latter on many occasions. Virat and Sachin are regarded as two of the best batsmen as their record in international cricket speak for themselves. Virat Kohli 31st Birthday: Virender Sehwag, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane & Other Cricketers Wish Indian Cricket Team Captain on His Special Day.

The duo also share a great rapport and many also consider Virat as the successor of Sachin. Ever since the retirement of the Little Master in 2013, Virat has stepped into his boots and carried his legacy forward. The 31-year old rose through ranks very quickly and has already crashed many prestigious records set by Indian legend. However, the fans are eagerly waiting to see whether Kohli and surpass Tendulkar’s tally of 100 international centuries or not. At 31, Virat has already plundered 69 centuries and looks to go past Tendulkar too. Virat Kohli Writes a Heart-Felt 'Note to Self' on His 31st Birthday, Teaches His Younger Self 'Chiku' About His Journey and Life Lessons.

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Along with Sachin, the batting juggernaut is also receiving wishes and love from all around the world. The social media sites have gone berserk as hashtags like #happybirthdayviratkohli and #ViratKohliBirthday are the top trends in India. As of now, the birthday boy has been rested from ongoing India vs Bangladesh T20I series and is enjoying a good time in Bhutan with wife Anushka Sharma. The skipper will be seen back in action in the two-match series against Bangladesh at home.

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