All eyes are on Virat Kohli ahead of India’s Asia Cup opener as the former India skipper’s heartwarming gesture with a Pakistan fan has gone viral on Thursday.
Just after finishing his training, the 33-year-old was going inside the team bus but then several fans, which included some from Pakistan, lined up to get selfies with Kohli. Being the superstar that he is, Kohli took his time out to oblige them. One of his many fans was even stopped by the security guards as he insisted on meeting his hero. Initially, Kohli kept on walking before finally coming back to give the fan a moment to cherish.
The video was posted on social media by a local Pakistani Youtube channel where Kohli was spotted with some other fans as well.
The fan, who said his name is Mohammed Zibran, told paktv.tv: “I am a die-hard fan of Virat Kohli, for whom I have come from Pakistan hoping to get a picture clicked with him. I waited for an entire month for this. The moment he finished his practice and was about to go back to his hotel, I tried a lot. He is an amazing person besides being a fabulous cricketer. He listened to me and agreed to my request of getting the selfie clicked.”
Another picture of Virat with two Pakistani fans went viral on social media.
@imVkohli love for Pakistani fans❤️ pic.twitter.com/IrjtUYIHdn
— Rana Bilal🇵🇰(LQ) (@babar_fan56) August 26, 2022
Kohli has gone without an international hundred across formats for nearly three years now and all the eyes will be on him ahead of the high-voltage clash against Babar Azam’s side.
Pakistan and India will be facing each other on August 28 in the opening match of the Asia Cup.