From sharing the Indian dressing room to sharing a coach-protege relationship, Parthiv Patel and Anil Kumble have come a long way.
When the wicketkeeper made his debut in 2002 at the age of 17, Kumble was one of the senior members of the Indian squad. 14 years later, when Patel made a comeback to International cricket, Kumble was guiding the men in blue as the head coach.
Not surprising then, that Kumble had a special wish for the cricketer on his 32nd birthday.
Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh too poked fun while wishing the wicketkeeper-batsman.
Many happy returns of the day to the little dynamite chota Pp urf nika Kaka @parthiv9 🎉god bless you fat cheeks 😊— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 9, 2017