Twitter hails Virat Kohli for giving up his business class seat to the Indian fast bowlers
This proves that Kohli values his team more than anything.
Published - Dec 11, 2018 4:33 pm | Updated - Dec 11, 2018 4:33 pm
Virat Kohli thrives in leading as an example on the field with his willow. Even when India is bowling, he likes to contribute with his efforts in the fielding department. However, this time around Kohli has proved that he is an ideal captain even off the field with his lovely gesture towards his teammates. On overseas tours, the captain always gets the business class seat while travelling from one venue to other.
Accordingly, the 30-year-old had to go in the privileged area along with his wife and Bollywood Diva Anushka Sharma when it came to the teams moving from Adelaide to Perth for the second Test. But then the couple gave up their seats for the Indian fast bowlers who toiled hard in the Adelaide heat in the series opener. Business Class seats provide extra leg room and it helps the bowlers to relax a bit while travelling as well.
This gesture from Virat Kohli towards his teammates has won the hearts of the fans. Also, the move makes sense given the fact that India bowled a massive 218.3 overs in the first Test. Moreover, they played with only four specialist bowlers in Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravi Ashwin. Murali Vijay was the part-time bowler used at times who bowled eight overs.
Ashwin, on the other hand, bowled more than 80 overs while the other three fast bowlers shared the workload of 132 overs and managed to pick all 20 wickets of the opposition. They tirelessly toiled in the second innings especially when the Aussie lower-order showed extreme resistance and won the game for India.
Ravi Shastri, after the match, was extremely delighted with that effort and when asked about the quick turnaround for the second Test said, “To hell with the nets, they need rest.” Even Kohli lauded his bowlers and was effusive in praise and his gesture proves that he values his team more than anything and even Twitterati believes the same now.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
I’m assuming you were up the pointy end of the bird. Not sure it would have happened in your day Vaughney.
— Mark Waugh (@juniorwaugh349) December 11, 2018
A very happy anniversary to Virat and Anushka. Nice mood to celebrate it in after yesterday's result. Was good to see them give up their seats in business class for the fast bowlers who needed the comfort on a long flight.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) December 11, 2018
Witnessed @imVkohli & his wife give up their Business class seats to allow the Quicks more comfort & space on the trip from Adelaide – Perth !! Danger Australia .. Not only are the quicks more relaxed .. The Skipper is managing his troops with great human touches #AUSvIND
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 11, 2018
— Brad Hogg (@Brad_Hogg) December 11, 2018
Wow ! Lovely https://t.co/XaAQzW9CrU
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) December 11, 2018
@imVkohli &his wife give their business class seats to Indian fast bowlers in flight Adelaide to Perth so that their bowlers could manage their workload & got more comfortable. What a kind gesture @rajkumarcricket @vikrantgupta73 @Ateet_Sharma @BCCI . May god give him sucess
— Abhishek Sharma (@abhisheksh89) December 11, 2018
— Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) December 11, 2018
Giving their business class seats to Quick bowlers 💪🏻💪🏻.. https://t.co/mrmf1DXX7D
— Prince fan (@Ravianenenu) December 11, 2018
This is why we can't judge Virat only based on his on ground celebrations. Great human being 👌
— Prabhudayal loyal (@loyal_pd) December 11, 2018
— Abhishek Anand (@Iamabhianand) December 11, 2018
That's exactly how you turn from a captain to a leader #anothermsdhoniinmaking
— Swapnajit Waghmare (@swapnajit_w97) December 11, 2018
How good Virat can be 😍
Top cricketer, top human being.
— Akshay Sharma (@akshaypasu) December 11, 2018
Trend started by @msdhoni
— rakesh reddy (@imrakesh12) December 11, 2018
That's class business from the captain 👏👏
— Trishul Sinha (@Trishulsinha) December 11, 2018
Exactly what Dhoni did for his pace operators during 2015 WC. Now that's what we call some legacy and a true torch bearer. This Indian team is different.
— shrikant jadhav (@jshrikant54) December 11, 2018
He's following footsteps of @msdhoni 😉
— N a v e e N (@n_clicks) December 11, 2018
wonderful from Virat, you expect this from him.
— KASHISH (@crickashish217) December 11, 2018
This raised the level of respect I had for this man😌♥️
— Ayush Gupta (@iamayush79) December 11, 2018
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