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Virat Kohli celebrated his 28th birthday with Anushka Sharma

India Today logo India Today 06-11-2016

Virat Kohli celebrated his 28th birthday in style. The Indian Test captain was joined by bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in Rajkot where the team is gearing up to play the first Test against England from November 9.

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Kohli and Anushka are the most talked-about couple in India.

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While Kohli has had a sensational year, scoring runs across all formats and shattering several records, Anushka was part of Bollywood blockbuster 'Sultan', alongside Salman Khan which released earlier this year.

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Meanwhile Kohli also cut his birthday cake at the Queen Hotel in Rajkot.

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Earlier, wishes had poured in for Kohli from the likes of Virender Sehwag, Anil Kumble, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane and Sachin Tendulkar.

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The 28th year in Kohli's life will always be very special for him. Kohli has treated himself to 1,940 runs in international cricket this year and 973 runs in the Indian Premier League.

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On top of that, he lead the Indian Test team to series wins against West Indies and New Zealand and single-handedly powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to the final of the IPL this season.

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Many past and present cricketers regard him as the best batsman in the world right now.

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Media outlets like us are running out of adjectives to describe him and statisticians start working overtime whenever Kohli comes out to bat these days.

"Virat Kohli is in great form himself and that brings in a lot of confidence to the team. He has a very different style to MSD though Dhoni is still around in limited overs cricket so you have these contrasting styles of captaincy. For a guy like Kohli with his aggressive nature he needs to continue scoring runs, because he looks like a frustrated guy if he gets out without scoring or contributing as he believes to the team, so as long as he can keep performing he can then focus all his energy and anger to the opposition which is a good thing for India," said Jonty.

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