Former Team India captain Virat Kohli has a huge fan following and it isn’t a secret as well. And, before the Men in Blue’s practice game against Western Australia at the WACA on Monday, October 10, Kohli made a number of fans happy with autograph requests.
The video of the Indian batter signings autographs for fans and greeting them prior to the first practice match is getting viral on social media as well. The fans were heard cheering ‘Kohli, Kohli’ as the Indian batter was signing autographs.
Here’s the video:
Nice gesture from Virat Kohli to give autograph to fans ahead of the warm up match. pic.twitter.com/baQulbApg6
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 10, 2022
Virat Kohli is a global cricketing icon who enjoys a massive fan following on social media across the globe. He wasn’t in the best of form at the start of this year as his rough patch stayed for a long time but he has bounced back in style in recent games.
Meanwhile, after scoring a century against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup 2022, Kohli played some vital knocks for India in the T20I assignments against Australia and South Africa. He looked in great touch as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently posted a video of him batting in the nets in Australia as well.
“I admire them like I admire Sunil Gavaskar” – Viv Richards on Virat Kohli, Sachin Tendulkar
Despite Virat Kohli’s stature and scoring ability, there are some who believe that he could retire from T20I cricket after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2022 as well. When the great Viv Richards was asked about his take on this, he shared how high he rates Kohli as well.
“To be fair, I know these are two individuals who have served the cricketing world well they are magnificent players. I do not want to get into how they are playing. I admire them like I admire Sunil Gavaskar, whom I have played against. I am a fan of great batsmanship, and India has produced some great batsmen over the years,” Richards had said while he was speaking to journalist Vimal Kumar.
As for India’s upcoming matches are concerned, the Rohit Sharma-led Indian team will take on Australia and New Zealand in a couple of warm-up matches before the T20 World Cup 2022 campaign begins for them against Pakistan as well.