Home Cricket News Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Sign Gayle’s Blazer Before IND vs PAK 2024 T20 World Cup Match

Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Sign Gayle’s Blazer Before IND vs PAK 2024 T20 World Cup Match

Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Sign Gayle’s Blazer Before IND vs PAK 2024 T20 World Cup Match

Before the highly anticipated India-Pakistan match in the 2024 T20 World Cup, Indian cricket stars Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma had a memorable interaction with former West Indies captain Chris Gayle. The game is scheduled for Sunday, June 9, at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in New York.

Kohli and Gayle, who share a strong bond from their time together at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL), were seen catching up before the match. In a light-hearted moment, Kohli signed Gayle’s blazer, which was uniquely designed with one sleeve featuring the Indian tri-colour and the other adorned with the Pakistani flag colours.

This symbolic blazer highlighted the significance of the upcoming clash between the two cricketing giants. Gayle also collected autographs from other cricket stars, including Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Hardik Pandya, and Wasim Akram. A video capturing the camaraderie between Kohli and Gayle quickly gained traction on social media, showcasing their warm and unique greeting.

Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma

Kohli Seeks Redemption Against Pakistan After Early Setback Against Ireland

Despite this light-hearted interaction, Kohli faced disappointment in India’s first match of the tournament against Ireland. Opening the batting alongside Rohit Sharma, Kohli was dismissed cheaply, managing just one run off five balls. Attempting an aggressive shot against Mark Adair, Kohli ended up with a top edge that was caught at third man.

Despite his early dismissal, India comfortably chased down the 97-run target set by Ireland, winning by eight wickets in 12.2 overs. Kohli’s performance against Ireland was underwhelming, considering his impressive track record as an opener. As India prepares to face Pakistan, he will be keen to redeem himself and contribute significantly to his team’s success.

The upcoming match against Pakistan offers Kohli an opportunity to showcase his prowess and bounce back from his early setback in the tournament. The interaction with Gayle and the viral video highlights the camaraderie and sportsmanship shared among cricketing legends, even as they prepare for high-stakes matches. Fans eagerly await Kohli’s performance against Pakistan, hoping to see him at his best in this crucial T20 World Cup fixture.

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