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Virat Kohli’s witty reply to Barmy Army for choosing him as the International player of the year

The Barmy Army of England is one of the most celebrated cricket fanatic group in world cricket.

Virat Kohli
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli poses with the winners trophy. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Indian skipper Virat Kohli was chosen as the international player of the year by England’s Barmy Army. Kohli accepted the honor gladly and thanked the popular fan base with an interesting video. The Indian skipper and his men will take on the Sri Lankans in the limited overs series starting today (Sunday).

The Indian team romped into the Sri Lankans with a white-wash in the 3-match Test series, with almost everyone starting from openers Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul to all-rounder Hardik Pandya chipping in with vital contributions. Kohli had earlier said that all-rounder Pandya has been the find of the Test series and with quite a few new names in the limited over’s squad, it will be a thing to see if a new match-winner emerges.

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A witty reply

“I am really honoured to be chosen by the Barmy Army as the international player of the year. It feels nice to be recognized by the fans of other countries and cricket lovers from all over the globe which makes you feel great as a cricketer. Especially from the Barmy Army who made my life hell in England in 2014 when I had a tough time.”

Catching up with the Army

“They always support their team very passionately and I am sure it will be a challenge when we go to England. But to have received such an honour from them makes me feel proud of playing for my nation. I want to thank you all once again from the bottom of my heart and look forward to catching up with all of you when we come to England next year. Hopefully, we can have some interaction off the field also, cheers thank you,” Kohli said.

Apart from India winning their eighth successive Test series, Kohli himself have set new benchmarks for himself. He scored four double centuries in four successive Test series. Apart from the longer format, the right-handed batsman has done exceptionally well in the shorter formats too.

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