Virat Kohli has been in good form with the bat since he took over as India's Test skipper  © Getty Images
Virat Kohli has been in good form with the bat since he took over as India’s Test skipper © Getty Images

Indian team comprising of Ravichandran Ashwin, Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane and Team Director Ravi Shastri wish India Test skipper Virat Kohli a happy birthday. Kohli, who took over as Test skipper after MS Dhoni retired in the end of 2014. On his 27th birthday, Kohli will lead India in the first Test against South Africa at Mohali. Kohli registered his first couple of wins as skipper when India won two matches in Sri Lanka recently. It was also Kohli’s first series win as skipper. Kohli will hope that his side carry their momentum on into the series against South Africa as well.  Scorecard: India vs South Africa 2015, 1st Test, Day 1 at Mohali

Kohli short into prominence when he led the Indian Under-19 team to the title in 2008. He has reached greater heights since then and an One-Day International (ODI) debut followed in 2008.  He made his Test debut three years later in 2011 against West Indies. He has close to 7,000 ODI runs and he is soon approaching 3,000 Test runs as well.Full Updates: India vs South Africa 2015, Day 1 at Mohali

He plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League. He has been leading the side for three seasons now. His highest score in ODIs in 183 and in Test s it is 169. He has one of the best averages in T20Is at close to 45. Kohli is also tipped to take over from Dhoni as the captain of the limited-overs as well . Dhoni is said to take a call on his international career after ICC World T20 2016. READ: Happy birthday Virat Kohli: India’s Test captain turns 27