'Australians respect Virat, Dharavians respect Rohit' - Fans react as David Warner believes Virat Kohli can play 2031 World Cup

Australia opening batter David Warner believes that former India skipper Virat Kohli can play in the 2031 ODI World Cup that will be played in India and Bangladesh

Mathew K
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David Warner shaking hands with Virat Kohli

David Warner shaking hands with Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

Australia's opening batter  David Warner was asked on Twitter by a fan whether Virat Kohli could play in the 2031 ODI World Cup. The tournament will be played in India and Bangladesh. For the first time after 2011, both nations will co-host an ODI World Cup. Meanwhile, former India skipper, Kohli has recently played his fourth ODI WC, making his debut in 2011.

The next edition will be played in 2027 to be co-hosted by South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia. At that point, the two-time World Event winner (2011 WC and 2013 Champions Trophy) will be 37-38 years old. Even if the right-hander makes it to the 2031 event, he will be around 41. Meanwhile, Warner has said that if Kohli is fit enough, he can play in the 2031 event.

David Warner became the two-time ODI World Cup winner last month

The left-hander, who was part of the 2015 World Cup winning team, became the World Cup winner for the second time last month. In the final played on November 19, India lost the toss and was asked to bat first. At one stage, they were 148/3. They went on to get all-out on 240. Even though the Aussies lost three wickets for 47 runs, they ended up winning the game by six wickets. With this, the team won their sixth ODI WC, with Warner winning it for the second time.

On the other hand, the Men In Blue were expected to win the tournament after they had won 10 games on the trot, including the semifinal against New Zealand. However, for the first time after 2007, a home team failed to win an ODI World Cup. 

This is how Twitter reacted

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