Virat Kohli is known to have massive fans both in India and across the world. The former Indian skipper enjoys huge support in Pakistan as well. In fact, many from the Pakistan team also idolize Virat Kohli.
The Indian team on Saturday beat Pakistan by 7 wickets with over 19 overs left to play. It was a one-sided game as the Indian team dominated with the bat and ball. The win now puts India at the top of the points table in the ODI World Cup 2023.
The match in Ahmedabad was played at the famous Narendra Modi Stadium on Saturday. After the end of the game, there was a huge moment of sportsmanship which was seen in the ground.
Virat Kohli gifts Babar Azam his signed jersey
After India’s huge win over Pakistan, Virat Kohli could be seen having a word with Babar Azam. The two players had a long chat as Kohli was seen speaking animatedly with Azam who was all ears.
The biggest moment came when Babar Azam asked Virat Kohli for a signed Indian jersey. Virat Kohli for his part did not deny or disappoint the Pakistani skipper as he signed the jersey.
FANBOY MOMENT FOR BABAR AZAM....!!— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 14, 2023
Babar asks for a signed from Virat Kohli and Virat gives it.pic.twitter.com/Caq3GoQoaV
Rohit Sharma led the batting charts as he top scored with 66-ball 86 runs with 6 fours and 6 sixes. The Indian skipper made a huge statement while chasing a paltry target of 192. Shubman Gill making his return to cricket scored 16 runs with Virat Kohli also scoring 16.
Shreyas Iyer also batted well to score his first half-century in ODI World Cup 2023. The 28-year-old was not out on 53 as he hit the winning run when he hit Mohammad Nawaz for a four. KL Rahul stayed not out on 19 as India swatted the Pakistani challenge aside to win the game.
Pakistan had to endure the biggest collapse when they were all out for 191 after they were 155/2. Apart from Babar (56) and Mohammad Rizwan (49) none of the Pakistani batters could make a big score. Abdullah Shafique (20) and Imam Ul Haq (36) started well but Mohammad Siraj and Hardik Pandya sent the openers back. Siraj struck again when he bowled Babar Azam while Bumrah got the wicket of Mohammad Rizwan.