Indian cricketer, Virat Kohli’s form has become a hot topic in the cricketing world. His recent struggles against England haven’t helped his cause. Virat Kohli’s performance in the last couple of years has drawn a lot of criticism from fans and experts. However, Babar Azam rallied behind the Indian cricketer and now, Virat has posted a heartwarming reply to the Pakistan skipper’s message.
In ongoing India’s tour of England, Virat Kohli has scored 59 runs in five innings so far. He made a comeback to the Indian team in the second ODI match, after missing the first one due to injury. Kohli got out for another paltry score of 16 runs in the match. Several experts have raised questions regarding the right-handed batter’s place in the Indian team.
However, Babar Azam shed some support for the former Indian skipper. Taking to Twitter, he shared a picture with Virat Kohli. He encouraged the 33-year-old to stay strong during this tough time adding that it will pass. Virat Kohli thanked Babar Azam in his reply on Twitter and wished him all the best.
“This too shall pass,” Babar wrote.
Replying to the post, Kohli said: “Thank you. Keep shining and rising. Wish you all the best”.
Thank you. Keep shining and rising. Wish you all the best 👏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 16, 2022
Virat Kohli rested for the West Indies tour
Virat Kohli has been rested for the upcoming tour of the West Indies starting on July 22. India will be playing a three-match ODI series followed by five T20Is on the tour. The BCCI recently announced squads for both the ODI and the T20I series. The decision to rest Virat Kohli has been criticized by many former cricketers, as the right-handed batter has been struggling for runs.
Virat Kohli has missed several matches this year. He missed the second Test against South Africa earlier this year due to upper back spasms. Kohli was rested for the third T20I against West Indies and also the Sri Lanka series. He also missed five T20Is against South Africa.