Former Indian skipper and batsman Virat Kohli’s current cricketing form has been an issue of contention lately. With many former cricketers suggesting that he be dropped from team for his poor performances, many have also come in his support.
In one such gesture of goodwill, Pakistan team captain Babar Azam on Wednesday took to Twitter to comfort Virat Kohli during his tough phase.
Posting his picture with Kohli, the Right-handed batsman had said, “This too shall pass stay strong.”
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) July 14, 2022
After a 24-hour wait for not only Babar Azam but also cricket enthusiasts, the former India skipper responded.
“Thank you. Keep shining and rising. Wish you all the best” Kohli said in his reply to Babar Azam.
Thank you. Keep shining and rising. Wish you all the best 👏
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 16, 2022
Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen also extended his backing to Virat Kohli.
On Saturday, Mr. Pietersen posted a picture of him with Kohli with a caption that said “Buddy, your career has had some of the best that have played the game only wish they could have done what you have(so far). Be proud, walk tall & enjoy life. There’s way more than just the bubble of cricket out there. You’ll be back, @virat.kohli.” the ex-English player ended his caption with a heart emoticon.
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Virat Kohli’s last international hundred came on November 23 of 2019 in Kolkata in the Pink Ball Test against Bangladesh.
The Lord’s ODI played on Thursday extended his century drought to 77 innings across formats and 964 days.
Virat Kohli has managed to score only 158 runs from seven ODI games so far in 2022 with only two half centuries to his name.
However, The 33-year-old stands in the third position in the ICC ODI rankings.
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