The leading batsman and Pakistani skipper Babar Azam posted an encouraging message for Indian cricketer Virat Kohli.
The former Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been under pressure over a continuous streak of bad performance. Kohli has been under immense criticism from his fans in India to break the ongoing bout of poor performance. Virat Kohli was the skipper of the Indian cricket team during the last T20 Cricket World Cup. Pakistan convincingly defeated India in the match, plunging the Indian fans into disbelief.
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Both Babar Azam and Virat Kohli had exchanged pleasantries following the match. Pictures of them hugging and shaking hands grabbed the attention of international sports media.
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On Thursday night, Babar Azam posted a picture with Virat Kohli from the same match and sent a message of encouragement. The Pakistani cricketer said: “This too shall pass. Stay strong. #ViratKohli.”
Azam encouraged Virat Kohli not to lose hope and stay strong. His tweet garnered massive appreciation from his fans in Pakistan, cross-border India, and the global cricket fraternity. Being the arch-rivals, this exchange of love and appreciation is rarely seen between the players of India and Pakistan.
Indian cricket fans also celebrated a warm gesture by Babar Azam. In the world of cricket, Babar Azam has toppled Virat Kohli from the top rankings.
Indian Test skipper is below Pakistan’s Babar Azam in the ICC’s batting rankings in all three formats of cricket.
Virat Kohli was already below Babar Azam in the ODI and T2OI. He has now slipped two-point below Babar Azam in the latest test rankings as well.
Last year in April, Babar Azam had become the fastest batsman to reach 2,000 Twenty20 international runs achieving the feat in 52 innings, four fewer than Indian superstar Virat Kohli.