Virat Kohli reacts after receiving the prestigious Khel Ratna award
He will be back on the field for the Test series against Windies.
Updated - Sep 25, 2018 8:42 pm
The Indian captain Virat Kohli was conferred with India’s highest sporting honour Khel Ratna award on Tuesday at the hands of India’s President Ram Nath Kovind. He has been bringing laurels to the country with his performances on the field for the Indian team over the year which is the reason the cricketer has been honoured. However, Kohli himself has reacted in awe after receiving the award and is extremely delighted.
He has been rested by the selectors for the ongoing Asia Cup in the United Arab Emirates due to which Kohli could attend in person to receive the award. He was the lynchpin of the Indian batting line-up in the recently concluded Test series against England. The captain is expected to resume to the duties for the Test series against Windies which is all set to commence on October 4.
Virat Kohli, after receiving the Khel Ratna award, retweeted the tweet from the official Twitter handle of President of India and also expressed his delight over the same. “Humbled to have received the Khel Ratna from our Honourable President. #JaiHind,” he tweeted.
Kohli has so far played 71 Tests and is basking in glory for his 23 tons and 19 half-centuries so far. He has amassed 6147 runs at an amazing average of 53.92 and recently smashed 593 runs in 10 outings in England where Team India, unfortunately, lost the Test series. The Indian captain is also not behind in the ODIs and has 35 centuries to go with 48 fifties in 211 matches.
However, the Indian team management has to look after him as his body is responding now to the amount of cricket is being played nowadays. It will also be interesting to see if Kohli will play the ODIs against the Windies given that an all-important Australia is coming in November. India’s Australia is all set to commence on November 21 with a three-match T20I series.
Here’s his tweet:
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 25, 2018