It was a tale of two teams, a tale of two captains at Old Trafford, Manchester as India crushed arch-rivals Pakistan in the World Cup encounter on Sunday. While Sarfaraz Ahmed’s yawn became a talking point, Virat Kohli’s animated expressions too made headlines. The Indian captain couldn’t help but go back in time to dig up a picture from many years ago as he spotted one of his myriad poses for the day.
Virat shared a snap of himself looking into the sky when it rained during the match and a similar one from two decades ago, as a chubbier ‘Cheeku’ with a thick mop of hair, dressed in a checkered shirt and jeans. The 30-year-old captioned the post, “Doing it since the early 90s! 🤓”
Netizens were competely amazed looking the picture and replied, “Awww such a cutie munchkin’, ‘Cheeku be so cute!’, while another mused how he looked up to the sky to reach the skies ever since then, “Bachpan👶🏻 sai he aadai he Aasmaan ☁️ ki taraf daikhe or use chune kii...aage hamesh aage 🏃😁 #champkohli."
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Earlier in the day, the world’s No 1-ranked batsman’s mimicry of an alleged Pakistan player and his expressions when Vijay Shankar got his first World Cup wicket and other moments had gone viral.
Before that, his knock of 77 runs to become the fastest batsman to get to 11,000 runs and walking back without reviewing when he had not edged the ball, had all made headlines.
Here’s how Virat conveyed his delight of India’s victory: