Virat Kohli’s Teachers’ Day tweet creates India-Pakistan bonhomie

Virat Kohli put out a heartwarming tweet on Teachers’ day and that won him plenty of admiration from not only the Indian cricket fans but also from Pakistan cricket fans.

cricket Updated: Sep 08, 2017 21:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Virat Kohli’s Teachers’ Day tweet won him plenty of praise from Pakistan fans as well as from Indian fans.(IDI via Getty Images)

Virat Kohli is considered as one of the modern-day greats. The Indian cricketer, who for a brief period became the only cricketer to average over 50 in all three formats, has had a great run during India’s series against Sri Lanka.

Virat Kohli, who smashed a magnificent 82 to help India achieve the perfect “tourwash” against Sri Lanka, created a record when he became the highest run-getter in Twenty20 Internationals while chasing. The 9-0 whitewash of Sri Lanka was a continuation of Kohli’s excellent record as captain, where he lost only one out of 17 Tests in 2016/17.

Before the T20I on September 6, Kohli put out a message on social media that won him plenty of admiration off the field. On the occasion of Teacher’s Day, the India captain tweeted his respects to all the teachers around the world, especially those involved in the game of cricket.

The tweet was liked and retweeted by many, but there were plenty of comments coming from Pakistan.

Kohli’s exploits have resulted in a large number of fans from across the world. A large number of the Indian cricket team captain’s admirers are from Pakistan.

The dashing right-hander has a fabulous record against India’s arch-rivals, having smashed his highest individual score of 183 during the Asia Cup ODI encounter in Mirpur in 2012. During the 2015 World Cup, Virat Kohli once again showed his class as he smashed 107 in Adelaide to extend India’s perfect record in the tournament.

Kohli’s tweet has united India and Pakistan on one thing and that is their common admiration for the best batsman in the modern era.

First Published: Sep 08, 2017 19:49 IST