Cricket News: If cricket is a religion in India, then cricketers are Gods. It goes without saying that a photograph or autograph from a cricketing celebrity can mean the world to a fan in this region. A video of a fan holding a banner that stated “It is my birthday today” telling India Test captain Virat Kohli that it was his special day has been doing the rounds on the internet. The fan also wished Kohli the best of luck for the match.
Virat Kohli did not let his admirer down, wishing him a happy birthday as he walked past him. The incident occurred while the squad was leaving the hotel in preparation for the Test match at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium.
Following Kohli’s act, it was obvious that the fan was overjoyed and overjoyed, even posting the footage on social media sites.
“KING VIRAT KOHLI is here to wish me a good birthday. Your favourite cricketer sends you greetings on your special day, India wins the match, and you make the news… There’s no way to go any bigger than this… Virat, I adore you. #INDvsNZ #ViratKohli is the best human ever “Vinesh Prabhu, a fan, shared the footage on Twitter with the video.
Here’s the video:
Here's KING VIRAT KOHLI wishing me happy birthday ❤️❤️😭
Your favourite cricketer wishes you on your big day, India wins the match & you feature on TV… Can't get bigger than this…
— Vinesh Prabhu (@vlp1994) December 6, 2021
Meanwhile, Kohli’s return from a short hiatus coincided with India’s victory over New Zealand in the second Test match in Mumbai, which the hosts won by 372 runs.
“Returning with a win is a fantastic feeling, and returning as captain was a clinical effort, as we’ve seen time and time again. Individuals must step up, and the lads did just that. Even though the first Test match was excellent, this one was even better,” Kohli said after the win, which gave the Men in Blue a 1-0 series lead, at the post-match presentation.
“We discussed areas where we could improve, as well as the opponent playing out a good draw and the pitch not supporting the bowlers as expected on day five. The pitch had a little more here, and we were able to apply more pressure due to the increased pace and bounce. Overall, the pitch at Wankhede allowed for some excellent cricket to be played,” he added.
“We’re all here to serve Indian cricket; the previous administration did a fantastic job, and now that Rahul Bhai has taken over, the philosophy hasn’t changed. To advance the game of cricket in India. It’s a good challenge in South Africa; it was the beginning of our determination to expand abroad, and Australia was the result of those efforts. We believe that we can win wherever. It’s a difficult task, but one we want to complete; everyone is enthusiastic,” he came to a conclusion.
Due to worries over the Omicron variation of COVID-19, Team India will now fly to South Africa, where the matches may be played behind closed doors.
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