Thimpu, Nov 5 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli turned 31 on Tuesday and the run-machine is off-the-field, celebrating his birthday with his better half in the capital of Bhutan. Anushka took to social media platform Instagram and shared a series of pictures with Virat trekking in the mountains of Bhutan and mentioned that they were touched by the gesture of the locals who invited them into their homes for tea without knowing their celebrity status.
The 31-year-old cricketer is currently on a break from national duty and is enjoying the vacation away from the country when his side is playing a T20I series against Bangladesh at home. Kohli will return for the two-match Test series later.
Taking to Twitter, Kohli shared a picture and wrote: “What a blessing to be able to visit such divine places with my soulmate. Also thank you everyone for your kind wishes from the bottom of my heart.”
Earlier in the day, Kohli wrote a note to his younger self which he shared on the micro-blogging site.
“Hi Chiku, First of all, a very happy birthday! I am sure you have a lot of questions for me about your future. I am sorry but I am not going to answer too many of them. Because not knowing what is in store makes every surprise sweet, every challenge thrilling and every disappointment an opportunity to learn. You don’t realise it today but it’s more about the journey than the destination. And the journey is SUPER!” the note read.
Nicknamed ‘chiku’, Kohli is one of the most decorated players in world cricket at the moment. The India skipper, who turned 31 on Tuesday, has crushed almost all the records which were once thought to be unachievable.
The right-handed batsman from Delhi, who made his international debut in 2008 after leading the India U-19 team to World Cup glory, is one of the most followed and admired sportsperson at the moment across the globe.
Earlier on Monday, a study conducted on cricket revealed Indian cricketers as the top three most researched players globally. A SEMrush, an online visibility management platform, case study showed that the first three positions for the most searched players globally have been secured by the Indian players for two consecutive years — 2018 and 2019.
Kohli, former India skipper MS Dhoni and India opener Rohit Sharma respectively have consistently been the world’s favourite cricketers for these two years.