Virat Kohli’s Tweet on Teacher’s Day goes ballistic in Pakistan
Kohli thanked Imran Khan, Javed Miandad and Inzamam ul Haq on Teacher's Day
Published - Sep 10, 2017 6:23 pm | Updated - Sep 10, 2017 6:23 pm
India’s star batsman Virat Kohli’s Tweet on Teacher’s Day might not have been received well for excluding India’s former Head Coach and legendary leg spinner Anil Kumble in the backdrop which enlisted all the greats of the game but went popular in Pakistan for including three of their cricketers in the list of legend.
In the Tweet, Virat Kohli thanked all the former cricketers for providing batsmen such as himself with inspiration and lead the way as an example. India’s ace batsman included the names of Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev, Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid and excluded the name of Anil Kumble on the backdrop of the image attached to the Tweet.
He also included greats such as Viv Richards, Shaun Pollock, Brian Lara, Ian Botham, Allan Donald, Glenn McGrath, Sanath Jayasuriya and many others in the list. That said, it was the name of Imran Khan, Javed Miandad, and Inzamam ul Haq which won the hearts within the Pakistani contingent in his endless fleet of followers.
“To all the teachers around the world and especially to the ones in the Cricket World. #HappyTeachersDay” captioned Kohli’s Tweet with “Thanks for showing how it’s done” written on the attached image.
Here’s the Tweet and its Reactions
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 5, 2017
Great player of modern era! respect from #Pakistan
— Amir Raza (@AmirRaza98) September 5, 2017
Lot's of love from pic.twitter.com/Aw1BWib63p
— Navid Anjum (@NavidAnjumKallu) September 5, 2017
Lovely backdrop! #class
— Asif Khan (@mak_asif) September 5, 2017
Kohli is Class on and off the field.
— Tanzeel (@Tanzeelified) September 5, 2017
Great gesture ?? #respect
— ❤AHMAD SHAHZAD FAN❤️ (@AHMADBIGGESTFAN) September 5, 2017
If U Don't Mind Plzz
Could You Tell Me The Name Of This Gentleman in The Post ?
— Syeda Aliya Ahmad (@Aliya313) September 7, 2017
He is virat kohli and he's Indian Cricket team captain. Right now he is the greatest batsman and behind him name of all renowned cricketers
— Farid ul Hasnain (@farid_hasnain) September 7, 2017
It is a matter of fact that the amount of love and respect for Virat across the borders is monumental. The 28-year old holds an iconic image in front of youngsters and his hunger for success has baffled one and all.
“Lot of us don’t actually know how far we can push ourselves. May be at times, without knowing, we are only able to realize 70 percent of our potential. Therefore it is necessary to push yourself until you are done. For example, if I train as hard as I train now, I will possibly play for another 10 years,” claimed Virat Kohli recently.