In a recent piece of news, India’s minister of external affairs Dr S Jaishankar gifted a cricket bat to the UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak; in a heart whelming news for Indian cricket fans, the bat gifted by Dr Jaishankar to Sunak was signed by the former Indian skipper and the modern-day batting legend, Virat Kohli.
A photo is being shared on social media in which UK PM Sunak can be seen holding the bat gifted by Dr S Jaishankar. Meanwhile, this picture also garnered a lot of reactions from Indian cricket fans, especially ardent Kohli lovers; fans lauded Kohli and his global excellence with his legendary status in the great game of cricket.
Talking about cricket, Virat Kohli is currently in action for Team India in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023; with his outstanding performances throughout the tournament so far, he is the highest run-scorer in the tournament, with 594 runs in 9 innings of the 9 matches, he played for India in the league stage of the tournament.
Virat Kohli joins Sachin Tendulkar in world record of ODI centuries
The 35-year-old has scored these runs with an unbelievable average of 99.00, hitting 2 centuries and 5 half-centuries with the willow.
Kohli also achieved a historic feat during the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023; the moment came when he equalled the world record 49 ODI centuries, with the former legendary Indian batter Sachin Tendulkar. Kohli achieved this feat in India’s eighth match of the World Cup campaign, against South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
The day was also special for Kohli as he made this record on his 35th birthday on Sunday, November 5.
Now, Kohli will be in action for India in the first semi-final of the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023, which they will play against New Zealand at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday, November 15.
Here’s how fans reacted to Dr S Jaishankar gifting Virat Kohli-signed bat to Rishi Sunak:
King Kohli is global brand 🐐 pic.twitter.com/tDhfkCOpOc— Cricket_dude (@Hatedguy123) November 12, 2023
Great gesture sir ❤❤— GORDXROHIT (@gordxrohit) November 12, 2023
King kohli 👑 heart of cricket🏏
The KING is face of world cricket 🔥🔥— Cricket Polls (@CricPollsdaily) November 12, 2023
They knew who is the goat🐐🐐🔥— Manu (@virat_facts) November 12, 2023
This picture speaks Kohli stature 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/L377kjHo7D— Sujeet Suman (@sujeetsuman1991) November 12, 2023
That's a thoughtful and unique gift! Virat Kohli's signed bat definitely holds a lot of significance, especially in the cricketing world. It's a great gesture to mark the occasion of Diwali!— Ramzan Shami (@Shami_9511) November 12, 2023
Congratulations🎉🥳 pic.twitter.com/0VGOhxTZkY— الفرمان (@itx__Tokyo) November 12, 2023