IND vs NZ: Unveiling of Virat Kohli's gigantic painting in Raipur garners attention

Virat Kohli fans in Raipur unveiled a humongous painting of the former India skipper ahead of the second ODI against Black Caps.

Virat Kohli's Painting in Raipur
Virat Kohli's Painting in Raipur

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India's batting maestro Virat Kohli received a warm welcome in Raipur ahead of the second ODI against visitors New Zealand slated to be played at the Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium on Saturday, January 21.

After winning a thriller at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Wednesday, January 18 team India is all set to take an unassailable lead of  2-0 in the ongoing three-match ODI series.

The Indian team has arrived in Raipur for the second encounter of the series and that's when the star Indian batter Virat Kohli got a special welcome from fans in Raipur. In a photo shared on Twitter, the fans have put up a huge painting of Virat and it has taken the internet by storm.

A Twitter user shared a picture of the painting with the caption, "Kohli has the streets, King of World cricket'." The painting shows the India batter extending his arms and celebrating in joy.

The Delhi-born batter is in scinitillating touch at the moment. He was the Player of the Series against the Asian champions Sri Lanka with 283 runs in three matches including two centuries. Kohli jumped on to the fourth spot in men's ODI batters in the latest ICC rankings owing to his brilliant performance in the recently concluded series.

Virat, who failed to live up to the expectations of fans in the opening game in Hyderabad after being dismissed for a score of just 8 runs, will be expected to score big ahead of the second ODI on Saturday, January 21. His fans have already shown their excitement to see the 'run-machine' bat, as the preparations have begun in Raipur.

Team India is already 1-0 up in the ongoing ODI series against the Black Caps. New Zealand gave a tough fight to India with Michael Bracewell's superb 140-run knock after Kiwis were down for 131 for 6. However, the Rohit Sharma-led Team India held their nerves till the end to win a final-over thriller by a margin of just 12 runs.

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