The political tensions between India and Pakistan have kept the two countries at the opposite end of the spectrum, but the love for cricket is one thing that has kept the fans from both nation attached. The craze for the game and its players has always been at par for both countries. One of the players to receive the most love from fans both sides of the border is Virat Kohli.
In the match between Pakistan and Australia, being played at the National Stadium in Karachi, a fan was seen holding a sign board with a message for Virat Kohli. "Dear Virat! Whether you score a century or not, you’ll always be my hero," read the message.
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) March 12, 2022
The world has been waiting for Virat Kohli's 71st century. Kohli has been in a run drought for some time now. He hit his last century more than two years ago. While he has scored a few half-centuries in this time, everyone seems to want more. The standard that Virat has set for the game has left the fans craving for more.
The incident of fan support for Virat from Pakistan is not the only one as the craze for Kohli in Pakistan was witnessed in the first Test between Pakistan and Australia in Rawalpindi as well.
— RaNa BilaL (@AB21PK) March 12, 2022
Pakistan fans during the Pakistan vs Australia Test match today, "We want Virat Kohli Your 71st Century in Pakistan". pic.twitter.com/Ojj8A8kOOr
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) March 6, 2022
Virat's century drought has continued in the Test series against Sri Lanka as well. He was expected to score a century in the first match as it was also his 100th Test, but that did not happen. In the next match too, he could not breakthrough in the first innings and was dismissed cheaply.