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'Happy birthday Rohit! stay home, bake a cake'

Last updated on: April 30, 2020 13:23 IST
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'Happy Birthday, Hitman'

Rohit Sharma

IMAGE: India vice-captain Rohit Sharma. Photograph: Rohit Sharma/Instagram

Birthday wishes poured in for India's batting ace Rohit Sharma on his 33rd birthday, with former team-mate Suresh Raina asking him to stay safe at home and bake a cake amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"Happy birthday, Rohit! Wishing you and the family health and happiness in these dire times. Stay home, stay safe, bake a cake. @ImRo45 #HappyBirthdayRohit," Raina tweeted.

 

Board of Control for Cricket in India's official handle also shared a video of some of the special knocks played by Rohit in Test cricket to wish the batsman a very happy birthday.

"Happy Birthday, Hitman. On @ImRo45's special day, here is a recap of The Hitman show in whites. This one was in one of his favourite hunting grounds - Kolkata, #HappyBirthdayRohit," BCCI tweeted.

"Happy Birthday, Sharmaaaa! Have a great year ahead. Here's wishing you and your family health and happiness, God Bless," India head coach Ravi Shastri said on Twitter.

Pacer Mohammed Shami also sent his birthday wishes for team-mate Rohit.

"Happy birthday to you. From good friends and true, from old friends and new, may good luck go with you and happiness too! @ImRo45," he said.

His Test opening partner Mayank Agarwal credited the 'Hitman' for guiding him to his first hundred in the longest format of the game.

Agarwal scored his first Test century against South Africa at Vishakapatnam in 2019. He made a double century in the match.

Agarwal posted a picture with Rohit on Twitter and captioned the post as: "Throwback to this special moment with @ImRo45 as he guided me to my first test hundred. Happy Birthday, Rohit! Can't wait to recreate this! #HappyBirthdayRohit".

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