Virender Sehwag bowls over birthday boy Virat Kohli with 'Ghagra Choli' and 'Chikoo'

Nov 05, 2016, 17:15 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Virender Sehwag at his witty best while wishing birthday boy Virat Kohli on Twitter. 'Nawab of Twitter' invokes 'ghagra choli, rangoli and holi along with 'chikoo' to wish the current Indian Test team's skipper

Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli back in 2011. Pic/AFP
Virender Sehwag and Virat Kohli back in 2011. Pic/AFP

It's Virat Kohli's 28th birthday today and all of India is celebrating the day with the India Test team skipper.

Wishes are pouring in from all over the world, with former and current coleagues leading the way.

In the midst of the thousands of plain vanilla, but admittedly heartfelt, birthday wishes, the ones that stand out are from 'Nawab of Twitter' Virender Sehwag.

38-year-old Sehwag was at his indomitable best while wishing Virat Kohli on Saturday.

While suggesting that people could have eight years back celebrated the day by eating chikoo, the former india opener said that now it would make sense that all taxis and autos should start their meters from 100. Sehwag seemed to be referring to 2008 when Kohli had led the Indian U-19 team to World Cup glory and how he had grown from those days and now was regularly scoring tons.

Virat Kohli's nickname is 'chickoo', which is also the name of a fruit.

He then turned poet to talk about how Kohli's batting was what India loved along with an assortment of events and products, including 'ghagra choli'.


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