Virat Kohli obliges special fan in Indore after India’s emphatic Test win
The authorities at the venue were also appreciated for making an arrangement for Pooja.
Updated - Nov 17, 2019 3:39 pm
India captain Virat Kohli may be known for his aggressive gestures on the ground but when it comes to meeting his fans off it, he is humble enough to win hearts. During the ICC World Cup in England earlier this year, Kohli was seen meeting an 87-year-old woman who has been cheering for India over the decades after a match, along with his deputy Rohit Sharma. And now, Kohli has done it again.
The 31-year-old, who is on a roll as a Test captain at the moment by winning six games in a row to lead his team as the best performing side in the ICC Test Championship, was seen giving an autograph to a special fan and it was breaking the Internet and earning the man kudos from supporters.
The humble gesture came after India trounced Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs in the first of the two-Test series in Indore inside three days. This was India’s third successive win by an innings margin after their twin wins over South Africa in Pune and Ranchi last month.
Virat Kohli meets special fan’s wish
The fan, named Pooja Sharma, was eagerly waiting to get a glimpse of the Indian captain inside the hall area of the Holkar Cricket Stadium in the Madhya Pradesh city. Kohli obliged the 24-year-old, who suffers from a rare disease in which her bones have become brittle but also get healed within two days if broken, and gave her an autograph.
Pooja studies at home because of her physical condition. The authorities at the venue were also appreciated for making an arrangement for Pooja, who was greeting the Indian players as they passed by, meeting Kohli.
Fan moment for 24 yrs old, Pooja Sharma. I don't know her myself but the Authorities at Holkar stadium, Indore were kind enough and allowed her to meet Virat ❤ @ViratGang @ViratFanTeam@ViratKohliFC @viratliciousFC#INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/80T0O0vDRZ
— Akanksha Patodi (@akanksha_patodi) November 16, 2019
Kohli, who made a record with this innings victory and took India to 300 points in the Test Championship table from just six games (the next best are New Zealand and Sri Lanka with 60 points each), did not get to score any run in the Test but his batsmen and bowlers were as consistent. Kohli is now set to become the first captain to lead India in a day-night Test when they take on the Tigers in the second Test at the Eden Gardens starting November 22.