India’s batting superstar and captain Virat Kohli turned 32 on Thursday and quite uncertainly, social media platforms have been filled with birthday messages for him. From former and current cricketers, from celebrities to fans from other fields, almost everyone is batting for India. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Kohli is one of the most popular players of world cricket at the moment and the messages he is receiving on his birthday have proved it once again to his widespread popularity. And some fans are so desperate to make the day even more special for Kohli that they are searching for his phone number to wish him personally on his birthday.
According to Google searches in India, fans come to the search engine giant with a simple question, “What is Virat Kohli’s phone number?”. As if this was not surprising, another question read on Google, “Virat Kohli Whatsapp Status Video Download”. Well, these surprising questions have once again established the fact that cricketers are regarded as a democracy in this cricket-obsessed country.
Here is a picture showing the top Google trends:
A modern day, Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is already one of the most decorated batsmen in the game and is currently considered the best format player in the world. He has scored with unprecedented consistency in all formats and almost all parts of the world. He made his debut for India in 2008, a few months after leading India to the ICC U19 World Cup.
So far, he has represented the country in 248 ODIs, scoring 11,867 runs with the help of 43 tons, which is second in the format. He made his Test debut in 2011 and has played 86 matches so far. The captain of India has scored 7,240 runs in the longest format of the game with the help of 27 centuries and 22 half-centuries. In T20I cricket, he has played 82 matches and scored 2794 runs.
Currently, he is in the UAE for the ongoing IPL and is currently ready for the playoffs Royal Challengers Bangalore Sunrisers will take on Hyderabad in the eliminator. After the IPL, he will travel to Australia with Team India for a full tour filled with three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests.