Kohli wishes Shami on his 30th birthday.
Fans react to Kohli's cryptic tweet.
September 3 marks the birth anniversary of Mohammed Shami, who is one of the most prolific wicket-takers in world cricket.
Since making his debut for India in 2013 against Pakistan, Shami has picked up 336 international wickets in 137 games. He is an integral part of the five-pronged Indian pace attack, which is regarded as one of the best in the world currently.
Together, with Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the Indian bowling lineup has never looked more formidable.
The sight of Shami going at full-throttle with the red-ball cricket is a treat for fast-bowling enthusiasts.
The Bengal speedster had a remarkable turnaround in his cricketing career last year, after a tumultuous period in his personal life in 2018.
With the backing of Indian captain Virat Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri, Shami has revived his career.
Now, on Shami’s 30th birthday, skipper Kohli posted a cryptic ‘pun intended’ wish on Twitter. “Happy b’day Shami @MdShami11 Mehnat aur bowling dono karte raho daba ke,” Kohli tweeted.
Happy b'day Shami @MdShami11. Mehnat aur bowling dono karte raho daba ke 🤝😃
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 3, 2020
Thank you brother ❤️🙏🏻@imVkohli
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) September 3, 2020
As soon as Kohli’s tweet surfaced, Twitterverse chimed in with some hilarious reactions.
Blame my dirty mind 😭 https://t.co/YbjIw8eAZ8
— Ananya (@art_chieverr) September 3, 2020
Daba ke. Virat you crazy genius 😂 https://t.co/cB91Lgj4pQ
— Swanand (@Swanand_1) September 3, 2020
— Aditya Garg (@AdiGarg99) September 3, 2020
मेहनत कहां से करेगा बेचारे का तलाक हो रखा है मेहनत तो आपने करी है मुबारक हो https://t.co/xCqCa6Hvzw
— karan💓 rawat 🏏🏆RR (@kiru224) September 3, 2020
— Cheeru (@sobermonk) September 3, 2020
Dabake Cryptic msg de diya 😂😂 https://t.co/rFIvggIvgx
— Mr. Stark (@twt_debo) September 3, 2020
Hain bilkul theek boola sir jii 😄 https://t.co/qVgMD0S6oN
— Waseem Manan khan (وسیم منان) (@WaseemManankha1) September 3, 2020
Ek dam Bihari bhasha😂😂 https://t.co/y8kffGKtFW
— Sanjay Yadav (@SanjayY35446126) September 3, 2020
Daba ke🤣🤭😋 https://t.co/gqI9fuBjS3
— Mohammad Saleem (@msaleem333) September 3, 2020
Shami’s tumultuous personal life
Back in 2018, Shami’s estranged wife Hasin Jahan made some startling revelations regarding the Indian international.
Hasin Jahan alleged Shami for having extra-marital affairs with several women. Some of his chats were also leaked on social media. Hasin Jahan even accused her former husband of match-fixing. However, Shami received a clean chit from the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU).
The Amroha-born is scheduled to take part in the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) representing the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the UAE.
He had earlier represented the Delhi Daredevils (now: Delhi Capitals) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the IPL.