Virat Kohli imitates Allu Arjun's 'Pushpa' gesture ahead of rescheduled Test

Virat Kohli imitated Allu Arjun during a net session.

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Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)
Karthik Nair

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The Allu Arjun-starrer Pushpa: The Rise has gone on to become an overnight trendsetter ever since its release in December last year and it has been embraced whole-heartedly by the cricket world as well. Even batting megastar Virat Kohli has been spotted imitating the Tollywood superstar’s signature moves on a few occasions.

Lately, Kohli once again imitated Allu Arjun’s iconic gesture during a net session ahead of the rescheduled fifth and final Test match against England at Edgbaston. In the video that has now gone viral, Virat can be seen impersonating the famous move which left Shubman Gill in laughter after which the two had some kind of a discussion.

Watch the video here

Meanwhile, Kohli would be desperate to get back among the runs this time around having scored just one half-century in Tests this year which was recorded in the Cape Town Test in January. Since then he has not been impressive in the longest format and even failed in the home series against Sri Lanka where he also made his 100th Test appearance.

In that series, the batting icon also went on to register 8,000 runs in Test cricket and would now be hoping for an impactful performance in this solitary Test match with the series on the line. At the same time, all eyes will also be on his 71st international century which is due for quite some time now.

Meanwhile, pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah will be leading the Indian side in regular skipper Rohit Sharma’s absence. Rohit has been ruled out after testing COVID-19 positive last week. The team management zeroed in on Bumrah at the very last moment due to the unavailability of vice-captain KL Rahul who did not make it due to a groin injury for which he underwent a surgery in Germany recently.

India would now be looking to win this match and if they succeed in doing so, they will register their first Test series win on English soil after 2007/08 season.