Team India's all-rounder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar turned 28 on Monday, amidst a sea of warm birthday wishes and posts. While his fans and followers extended their wishes on social media, his teammates and former players too didn't lag behind.
Wishing Bhuvneshwar a 'very Happy Birthday' batsman Suresh Raina took to his Twitter account and called on the former to keep swinging matches in India's favour with both bat and ball. Raina wrote, "Wish you a very happy birthday Bhuvi! Hope you have another year where you “swing” matches in India’s favor with both bat and ball! 😀👌🏻🤞🏻🎂"
Describing Bhuvneshwar as 'swing king', Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Sunrisers Hyderabad tweeted, "Wishing our all-star swing king @BhuviOfficial a smashing birthday. Looking forward to seeing you bamboozle more batsmen with the ball."
Cricketer Karun Nair wrote,
"A Very Happy Birthday to you Bhuviiii!! @BhuviOfficial Hope you have an amazing day & wish you more wickets in the coming year Have a Blast !!"
While wishing Bhuvneshwar on his special occasion, former cricketer VVS Laxman said that the Indian all-rounder impresses him every time he takes the field. "Happy Birthday to a Cricketer who impresses me every time he takes the field, @BhuviOfficial . May you keep shining like you have been," he wrote.
Meanwhile, India opener Murali Vijay wished that Bhuvneshwar continues to swing past this year with more wickets and success.
"Wish you a very happy birthday @BhuviOfficial . Having seen you as a young kid who was trying to find his way, to leading our pace attack, you have come a long way. I am so happy with the progress you have made and wish you the best always," former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif said.
Apart from those mentioned above, Shikhar Dhawan, Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Shami and others also wished Bhuvneshwar.
Bhuvneshwar, who made international debut for India in 2012, played a total of 21 Tests amassing 552 runs and 63 wickets. He has notched up 339 runs and 90 wickets in 83 ODIs besides also bagging 21 scalps in 23 T20Is for India. He recently took ten wickets and scored 101 runs in two Tests he played in series against South Africa.
(With inputs from ANI)