Virat Kohli, who is known for his fitness and agility, playfully committed to Usain Bolt that he’d incorporate some additional 100-meter sprints into his match preparation.
Indian cricket sensation Virat Kohli and the iconic sprinter Usain Bolt engaged in a friendly exchange on social media in anticipation of the highly-anticipated 2023 India-Pakistan World Cup match in Ahmedabad.
This unique interaction between two sports legends is causing a social media sensation and stirring excitement among fans. The conversation started when Trent Boult complimented Virat Kohli’s fielding abilities during India’s opening-day win against Australia in Chennai.
In return, Usain Bolt mentioned his plan to watch the India-Pakistan World Cup match from the comfort of his home and extended best wishes to Kohli for the significant game.
Virat Kohli and sprinting legend Usain Bolt playfully exchanged banter on social media
Renowned for his physical prowess, Kohli playfully assured Usain Bolt that he would incorporate some additional 100-meter sprints into his training for the match.
With a warm and respectful tone, Kohli referred to the Olympic champion as ‘Paaji,’ displaying his deep respect for the Jamaican superstar. Virat Kohli’s remarkable history of success in World Cup matches against Pakistan heightens the excitement surrounding this high-stakes showdown.
Kohli has consistently played a pivotal role in India’s victories over their arch-rivals, with memorable moments like his unbeaten 82 off 53 balls in a thrilling T20 World Cup encounter. His World Cup record against Pakistan stands strong, with 193 runs at an impressive average of 64.33, even including a century he scored in Melbourne eight years ago.
The Indian cricket team is entering the game with an impressive 7-0 track record against Pakistan in ODIs, and they are resolute in their quest to prolong their supremacy in this storied rivalry.
Recent wins over Australia and Afghanistan have bolstered India’s self-assurance. On the other side, Pakistan is riding high on morale following their record-breaking World Cup chase of 345 runs against Sri Lanka.