‘We don’t want Kashmir, give us Virat Kohli’- Photoshopped image goes viral

‘We don’t want Kashmir, give us Virat Kohli’- Photoshopped image goes viral

An investigation into the image proved it was indeed fake.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Over the past few years, India and Pakistan have been involved in some severe disputes as two nations. Despite being neighbouring countries, the two Asian giants are constantly at loggerheads taking each other head-on. After the Pulwama Attacks in February, the rift between the countries has intensified even further. Their rivalry on the cricket field is also seen as something high-voltage.

The Kashmir issue has been a bone of contention for a significant amount of time now and the two nations constantly spit venom on each other surrounding the matter. It is one topic where they’ve both held ground and not changed stance for years now. Recently, a picture has been going viral on social media, surrounding Kashmir and Indian captain Virat Kohli. The photo shows several youths with Pakistan flags, holding a banner reading: ‘We don’t want Kashmir, give us Virat Kohli’

However, an investigation into it suggests that this is an edited image and is from an article published on India Today, way back in 2016. The matter was about Kashmiri youth raising pro-Pakistan slogans in the Kashmir Valley, following Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s death. The photo shows the Kashmiri youths holding a banner”WE WANT AZAADI”.

Virat Kohli- A massive figure

As far as Virat Kohli is concerned, at the age of 30, he’s already racked up a truckload of records. Last year, he became the fastest to 10,000 ODI runs and this year, he surpassed Sachin Tendulkar as the fastest to 11,000 ODI runs. It’s not much of a surprise that the right-handed batsman has a massive fan-base across the cricketing globe owing to his incredible numbers.

Not only ODI cricket, but the Delhi-born has also tasted a tremendous level of success in T20I and Test cricket. The 30-year-old is currently plying his trade in the 2019 edition of the World Cup in England and Wales. In the first game versus South Africa, he failed to make an impact.

However, he came back and scored fifties against Australia and Pakistan to help his team win the crucial encounters. The Kohli-captained India has done exceptionally thus far in the tournament and is a strong contender for a berth in the semis.