Today is the 40th birthday of former Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif on Tuesday 1 December. On this occasion, he is receiving congratulations from all sides on social media. Apart from BCCI and ICC, many big names of cricket world have congratulated him. Kaif also congratulated Yuvraj Singh, who played long innings with him in the Under-19 World Cup to Team India.
There have been many memorable innings from the Under-19 World Cup to the NatWest Trophy Final. On and off the field as well. And still happy birthday to Fit Mohammad Kaif. Have a great year ahead. Lots of love and best wishes.
The BCCI wrote, ‘3377 international runs. Captain of the winning team under-19 @cricketworldcup in the year 2000. ‘
‘His name as a fielder is the record for jointly catching the most catches in a World Cup match. He took four catches in the 2003 World Cup match against Sri Lanka. Happy birthday to @mohammadKaif, one of India’s finest fielders. ‘
Suresh Raina, who was part of the Uttar Pradesh team that won the Ranji Trophy along with Kaif, also congratulated him. Raina wrote, ‘Happy birthday to Kaif bhai. There are still happy memories of winning the Ranji Trophy title for UP and winning those matches for India. May you have a wonderful day and the years ahead.
Former Team India cricketer Rohan Gavaskar has also congratulated Kaif. Gavaskar wrote- ‘Happy Birthday Kaifu- Happy birthday dude @MohammadKaif, #Birthday #teammates #bcci’
Kaif made his international debut in a Test match against South Africa in the year 2000. He played 13 Test matches and 125 ODIs for India.
Kaif is remembered for his superb fielding and his match-winning innings at the NatWest Series. He scored an important 87 during the 2002 NatWest Trophy final against England, chasing a target of 326 runs.
On Lord’s ground, he teamed up with Yuvraj Singh (69) to take India to a difficult score of 146 for 5 wickets. India won the match with two balls to spare.