The former Team India captain, Virat Kohli, had an encounter with fans in Colombo the day after the Men in Blue secured their spot in the Asia Cup 2023 final with a 41-run victory over Sri Lanka.
Following three consecutive days of play, the Indian team enjoyed a day of rest in Colombo. During this break, the players opted to spend quality time with their families, and Virat Kohli, in particular, took a moment to engage with fans in the hotel lobby.
A fan offered Kohli a stunning handcrafted portrait, and the prominent cricketer graciously posed for a photograph with the enthusiastic supporter.
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Virat Kohli additionally encountered several other fans, providing them with autographs before participating in photo sessions.
Piyush Chawla shares his thoughts on Virat Kohli’s dismissal against Sri Lanka
Virat Kohli delivered a magnificent century against Pakistan, marking his 47th ODI hundred. However, his form took a dip in the following game against Sri Lanka, where he was dismissed for just three runs by Dunith Wellalage. Kohli attempted a flick shot to a short-pitched delivery, but the ball held onto the pitch and resulted in his dismissal as he holed out to Sri Lanka’s skipper Dasun Shanaka at mid-wicket.
There has been recent discussion about Kohli’s challenges against left-arm spinners, accounting for 22 dismissals in his distinguished ODI career. Nevertheless, Piyush Chawla argued that when a cricketer enjoys a career as lengthy as Kohli’s, it’s expected to encounter dismissals against certain types of bowlers.
“See, that depends on the day; if he really had a problem against left-arm spinners, and you’ve played so many matches, you will get out against someone or the other. If every team thought this way, they would include a left-arm spinner in their team always,” Chawla said while speaking on Star Sports.
“But even in the shot he got out to recently (against Sri Lanka), it’s one of his scoring shots; the ball came on late from the pitch and he got out,” he added. “Generally, that goes between square leg and mid-wicket, and he scores a lot of runs like that. And if we talk about him having a problem against a left-arm spinner, then I don’t think he would have scored 47 centuries in One Day cricket.”
Virat Kohli aims to rediscover his form as India faces Bangladesh in their final Super Four match on Friday in Colombo.