Indian cricket team fielding coach R. Sridhar celebrated his 50th birthday on July 16. Skipper Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri and others extended their greetings to him on social media.
Virat Kohli posted a heartfelt message on Instagram for Sridhar, writing, "Happy b'day Sri, keep those perfectly placed diving catches keep coming in practice. Top man".
He also shared a message on Twitter.
Many happy returns of the day @coach_rsridhar. God bless and have a great day ahead.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 16, 2020
Ravi Shastri too extended his wishes to Sridhar on Twitter calling him, "Our very own Benjamin Button."
Happy Birthday Sri.
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) July 16, 2020
KL Rahul shared an image where the two can be seen enjoying a cup of coffee and wrote, "A well made half ton. Happy 50th @coach_rsridhar. Wishing you good health and happiness. Cheers."
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) July 16, 2020
Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant shared a photo with Sridhar, Shikhar Dhawan and Jasprit Bumrah, alongside the caption, "Happy birthday Shree bhai. @coach_rsridhar Thank you for the guidance. May you have a wonderful day."
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) July 16, 2020
Mohammad Shami too greeted R Sridhar, writing that he hopes the fielding coach lives for a 1000 years, while former India spinner Ramesh Power wished Sridhar on his birthday as well.
— Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) July 16, 2020
The former cricketer, who was born in 1970 played for Hyderabad cricket team from 1989-90 and then from 2000-2001. He played a total of 35 first-class matches and 15 List A matches for Hyderabad.
He switched to coaching in 2001 and served as a coach for Hyderabad's U-19 team for three years. In 2011, he was appointed as the fielding coach of India Under-19 before being shifted to the national side in August 2014.