Virat Kohli celebrated his 31st birthday on November 5, 2019 (Tuesday) and many from the cricket fraternity, including Yuvraj Singh, wished the Indian cricket captain on his special day. But Yuvraj's wish for his once team India and Indian Premier League (IPL) teammates was different and suggested a possible rift between both the players. The former World Cup-winning left-handed batsman posted a sarcastic tweet on twitter while wishing Kohli on his birthday. Kohli and Yuvraj were believed to be the best of friends during their time together in the Indian camp but things may have turned sour between them following Yuvi’s abrupt decision to call it quits from international cricket. Rohit Sharma Wishes Virat Kohli on His 31st Birthday, Here's What he Has to Say.
Yuvraj, who announced his retirement from international cricket in June earlier this year, has been vocal about how he was constantly neglected by the national selectors and the Indian team management despite passing the yo-yo Test and being eligible to be selected for the Indian team. Virat Kohli 31st Birthday Special: Journey From Rookie to One of India’s Finest Captains.
Woh Bhi Din They! Aaj Ke Ek Din Hain!
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) November 5, 2019
The left-handed batsman has also reiterated on the importance of having a players association citing how players during his team were scared from taking a break in fear of being dropped out of the team. Fans on social media also reacted on the possible rift between the two.
Nothing is Right Between Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli
This post clearly depicts YUVI's emotions very nicely, that he still has the best to wish for Kohli, despite their relationship not being the way it used to be...
Kohli needs to introspect on why he's made so many people unhappy in his journey! God bless...
— Sujith Kolap (@KolapSujith) November 5, 2019
Both Are Not in Touch Anymore?
@chixxcc looking at choosen words, it seems both are not in touch now... Yuvi still want good for kohli
— aman sharma (@26jockey) November 5, 2019
Virat Kohli Betrayed Shikhar Dhawan?
Dhoka swabhav hai mera ~ Kohli
— Right Arm Over (@RightArmOver_) November 5, 2019
Fans Disappointed on Rift Between Kohli and Yuvraj
— bharat (@2020sulabhanand) November 5, 2019
Yuvi Jealous of Virat?
— Aarohi Tripathy 🇮🇳 (@aarohi_vns) November 5, 2019
Kohli and Yuvi during they stay together in Indian team from 2008-2012 shared a great bond. Kohli also shared some heart-warming stories about the veteran all-rounder fighting cancer to help India lift the 50-over World Cup after a wait of 28 years. But things – as Yuvraj’s tweet suggests – may no longer be the same between two of India’s best cricketers. “Yeh bhi din they! Aur ek aaj ka din hai! Jahan bhi ho khush raho,” said Yuvraj in his birthday wish for Kohli. “God bless you always! Happy birthday.”
Meanwhile, Yuvraj has announced his retirement from international cricket to play in T20 franchise leagues, while Kohli is currently the top-ranked ODI batsman in the world and recently led India to a record-breaking 11 successive Test series wins at home following the 3-0 humbling over South Africa.