English football skipper Harry Kane reacts to Virat Kohli’s tweet
Harry Kane found the goal as many as twice.
Updated - Jun 19, 2018 4:54 pm
The 2018 FIFA World Cup is currently underway and as many as 32 teams are fighting it out to win the prestigious tournament. Yesterday, England and Tunisia locked horns in their first match in Group G. The Englishmen are ranked 12th in world rankings compared to Tunisia’s 21st and were the favorites. However, Tunisia gave them a run for their money and made the match an absolute humdinger.
Nevertheless, it was the experience of Harry Kane, the captain of England, and his troops who emerged victorious by a margin of 2-1. Meanwhile, prior to the match, Virat Kohli, the skipper of the Indian cricket team, wished him for an auspicious outing. He wrote “Wishing you a successful World Cup campaign @HKane!
Harry Kane smacked two goals in the match and helped his team carve their maiden win of this year’s extravaganza. Following the triumph, the Tottenham Hotspur player took to Twitter and replied to Virat’s tweet. He wrote, “Thanks Virat, not a bad start!”
Here is the tweet
Thanks Virat, not a bad start! 👍
— Harry Kane (@HKane) June 19, 2018
The thriller in Russia
Kane’s opening goal came in the eleventh minute when he took his team to a much-needed lead. Ashley Young’s corner was well tackled by the opposition defender and the goalkeeper Mouez Hassen also did a reasonable job to parry the ball away. To their dismay, Kane was nearby and he pushed the ball inside to erupt in jubilation.
Tunisia made amends with an equalizer in the 35th minute by Ferjani Sassi. Kyle Walker, the English defender, rammed into Sassi and conceded a penalty. Jordan Pickford, the English goalie made the right anticipation and dived on to his right, but the ball snuck through, much to the underdog’s delight.
The team didn’t concede a goal in the remainder of the 90 minutes. Nevertheless, they couldn’t hold on to their nerves as Kane broke their defense to gift England their second and match-winning goal in the first minute of extra-time.