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World Cup 2019: Manchester City responds to Virat Kohli’s tweet, makes smirking faces

Manchester City's players sport sky blue jersey and due to which the club is known as The Sky Blues, Virat Kohli seems to have taken a dig at the club.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India inched closer to World Cup semifinals after comfortably defeating Windies by 125 runs at Old Trafford, Manchester on Thursday. After the comprehensive victory Men in Blue stand second on the points table with 11 points behind Australia. Also after continuing the winning feeling they India have also attained 1st spot in the ICC ODI rankings.

Despite having a couple of setbacks with Shikhar Dhawan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar being injured and out of the playing XI. Mohammed Shami came in for Bhuvneshwar as a perfect replacement to rescue India and put up on pedestal situation as the Bengal pacer also made it record books after taking four wickets against Windies.

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He became the fastest Indian bowler to reach the mark of 25 wickets off 9 matches in the history of World Cup. The jubilant Kohli posted a video to thank the Indian fans for supporting the team from the stands to which caught the English Premier League champions Manchester City eye.

With India supporters flocking in the stands, Kohli took the video from the dressing room railing to thank the fans. Virat Kohli captioned the video as, “Don’t know about football, but Manchester was blue today. Comprehensive team victory. #CWC19”.

Manchester City reacts to Kohli’s tweet

Manchester has a rich history with two of the most decorated English Premier league football clubs bearing the name of the City — Manchester United and Manchester City — which have the biggest fan base across the globe. Manchester City has won two back-to-back titles in the last two seasons, while Manchester United has highest title tallies in the history of EPL. Manchester City is nicknamed as Cityzens or Sky Blues stemming from their jersey colour — blue.

To the skipper’s tweet, Manchester City reacted with “smirking face” emojis.

India had batted first in the match and put up a modest total of 268 runs courtesy half-tons from Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni, also the handy knocks from KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were valuable. For West Indies, Kemar Roach picked three wickets and was the best bowler of the lot. In reply, West Indies was rattled by Mohammad Shami, as he picked 4/16 while Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal played second fiddle by trapping a couple of other Caribbean batters.

The Windies batting department were utterly stoked for the balls hurled by Shami and Bumrah in disguise of bazookas. Sunil Ambris’ 31 and Nicholas Pooran’s 28 were the only batters who made the top scorers chart. Eventually, Windies was bundled out for 143, upping India’s ante on the points table.

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