Indian batting superstar Virat Kohli is admired by millions of cricket fans around the world, especially in the Indian subcontinent where the sport has become an obsession. After the right-handed batters powerful performances at the current T20 World Cup, Kohli, already popular in Pakistan, has helped him carve out a unique place among fans across the border.
At a time when Pakistani cricket fans are understandably devastated after their team's loss to India last week, a fan from Pakistan's Balochistan province has made a sand art piece of himself as a tribute to the great Kohli's batting performance.
According to the Pakistan sports news website, Virat Kohli was drawn in the sand by an artist from Gaddani, Balochistan, to express his admiration.
In a T20 World Cup 2022 battle against Pakistan, Virat Kohli scored a spectacular unbeaten 82 run to lead India's 160 run chase and help the team win by four wickets.
Virat has been praised for tapping by people around the world. He continued his stellar performance against the Netherlands, hitting another fifty to give India a impressive victory.
Meanwhile, after winning their first two games of the current T20 World Cup, the Indian team will be looking to maintain their momentum and keep pushing forward. The team managed by Rohit Sharma will face South Africa in a Super 12 Group 2 match on Sunday, and the game will be played at Optus Stadium in Perth. It will be interesting to see whether or not Team India make any changes to their squad. There were calls for Rishabh Pant to replace the out-of-form KL Rahul but on the eve of the game, batting coach Vikram Rathour made it clear that Rahul would be retained.
Amidst all the love and appreciation, Virat Kohli is currently enjoying the fold of great form. The 33-year-old batsman has lived up to his name in both matches he has played in the current T20 World Cup 2022.