‘First session after lockdown’: Virat Kohli’s picture gets over 1.7 million likes
Virat Kohli's teammates and fans gave thumbs up to a picture posted by the captain on Instagram. It has so far received over 1.7 million likes. However, Kevin Pietersen trolled Kohli by commenting 'fake news'
Bengaluru: As India continues to fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) and remains under a lockdown until May 17, Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli has given a glimpse of what it would be like when the cricketers resume training, albeit a funny take.
The 31-year-old Kohli took to his Instagram account on Tuesday (May 5) to post a picture of him taking an outstanding catch in slips during a Test match. He tagged teammate Cheteshwar Pujara asking him to be ready to taking such catches after the lockdown.
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“First session after lockdown be like @cheteshwar_pujara I hope you will go for the ball pujji (sic),” Kohli wrote with the picture. To this, Pujara replied, “Yes captain, and I shall catch it with both hands @virat.kohli (sic).”
Virat Kohli's reaction after taking that catch in Perth
Fast bowler Mohammed Shami too joined in, as he wrote, “Superman”. Former England captain Kevin Pietersen trolled Kohli for the picture as he commented, “#FakeNews. You could t catch a cold in winter! (sic).”
Kohli’s post was a big hit among fans. It has so far received more than 1.7 million likes. The picture which the right-handed batsman has posted is from Perth Test against Australia in December 2018. Kohli’s outstretched right hand grabbed Peter Handscomb’s edge off Ishant Sharma.
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For the first time in 71 years, India defeated Australia 2-1 to win the four-Test series for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Kohli-led team became the first Indian side to win a Test rubber in Australia. Again, later this year, India are scheduled to travel Down Under.