Group India stalwart Virat Kohli and Afghanistan pacer Naveen-ul-Haq hugged it out and shared a light-weight second in the course of the 2023 World Cup match between their nations on Wednesday (October 11) on the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
Each the passionate cricketers had been at loggerheads and had a heated verbal trade in the course of the IPL 2023 match between Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow on Could 1. LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir additionally acquired concerned and defended Naveen in entrance of Kohli.
Virat Kohli’s followers have been sledging Naveen-ul-Haq ever since then, each time he has performed cricket in India. They did the identical in the course of the match on Wednesday because the Delhi crowd targetted Naveen and stored chanting Kohli’s title at him.
Whereas he was batting within the second innings, Virat Kohli gestured to the followers, asking them to cease these chants. After a couple of moments, Naveen and Kohli had been seen embracing one another and smiling.
Followers on social media took the chance and shared hilarious memes after the duo shared an endearing second. Listed below are a few of the finest memes:
Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah and Virat Kohli information India to a snug victory
Afghanistan batted first on this contest and posted 272/8 in 50 overs. Hashmatullah Shahidi (80) and Azmatullah Omarzai (62) carried out properly for the Afghan aspect within the batting division. Jasprit Bumrah was the wrecker-in-chief for India with 4 wickets.
In reply, Indian captain Rohit Sharma (131) led his aspect from the entrance with a scintillating century. He created historical past by hitting the seventh hundred within the World Cup, overtaking Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of six.
Virat Kohli (55*), Ishan Kishan (47), and Shreyas Iyer (25*) supported their skipper properly as India cruised to win in simply 35 overs. Rohit mirrored on the win on the post-match presentation, saying:
“It was an excellent win for us. Crucial at the beginning of the match that you just get that momentum and have that successful streak proceed. There will probably be occasions you’ll be put below strain as a workforce nevertheless it’s about absorbing that strain and taking the suitable selections as a workforce.
“While you’re batting there will probably be a spell from the opposition the place it’s important to soak up that strain. And that may occur as we transfer alongside. The video games we performed earlier than the World Cup, we have tried ourselves below strain and have responded rather well to these moments below strain. That’s what makes the workforce what you need it to be. We have got totally different skillsets in gamers who deliver a distinct perspective to the workforce.”
India will subsequent face Pakistan on October 14 in Ahmedabad.