Kingston: Wishing Garfield Sobers on his 80th birthday, India Test skipper Virat Kohli has expressed his desire to meet the legendary West Indies cricketer.
“Your (Sobers) performance on the field will always remain iconic and you were the very few who have changed the way the game is being played. Congratulations on a wonderful career and a life. It’s my pleasure to wish you on your 80th birthday,” Kohli said in a video message posted by West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).
“I am sure you will keep inspiring people whoever you meet all around the world. It’s been a pleasure watching you and I would surely like to meet you and have a discussion about the game someday. That’s one of my wishes I have in my life. Have a great birthday,” he added.
Kohli was joined by head coach Anil Kumble, opener Rohit Sharma and West Indies skipper Jason Holder, who all posted videos on WICB twitter handle as a special gift for Sobers, who turned 80 on Thursday.