Bollywood celebrities on Sunday took to their social media accounts and hailed Virat Kohli for his outstanding knock against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup match in Melbourne. Shah Rukh Khan tweeted: “So good to see a great game of cricket. So wonderful to see India win. So brilliant to see @imVkohli batting…and so inspiring to see him cry and smile…and the background score by Chak de India!! Happy Diwali starts right now!!”
So good to see a good game of cricket. So wonderful to see India win. So brilliant to see @imVkohli batting….and so inspiring to see him cry and smile….and the background score of Chak de India!! Happy Diwali starts right now!!!
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) 23 October 2022
Kartik Aaryan took to his Instagram account and shared a scrolling video which he captioned, “There is only one king @virat.kohli What a match …. Well played INDIA HAPPY DIWALI INDEED.”
Ajay Devgn wrote: “So glad I could witness such a nail biting game! Your innings will be remembered for a long time @virat.kohli shines.” Actor Sidharth Malhotra shared a picture which he captioned, “Kohli. Need we say more? #ThankGod, it’s a double celebration.” Alia Bhatt shared a picture of Virat Kohli and wrote, “LEGEND.” Kareena Kapoor dropped a picture and captioned it as “GED.”
On Twitter, Ayushmann Khurrana wrote: “This story is for my future generations. I watched the last two overs inside the Mumbai-Chandigarh flight just before take off with the passengers glued to their mobile phones. I am sure the cricket fanatic pilot delayed it deliberately by 5 minutes and no one complained. Wish I could record it on my phone. But let me admit I am socially awkward doing these things. I also wanted to live this experience. Thank you team India and Virat for bringing in Diwali a day early. #INDvsPAK.”
This story is for my future generations. I watched the last two overs inside the Mumbai-Chandigarh flight just before take-off with the passengers glued to their mobile phones. I’m sure the cricket fanatic pilot delayed it deliberately by 5 minutes and no one complained. 1/2
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) 23 October 2022
Actor Varun Dhawan shared a funny reel video and captioned it, “INDIA INDIA INDIA. Unbelievable India win happy Diwali Well played Pakistan. One of the best matches. King @virat.kohli.”
That Uri Actor Vicky Kaushal shared a picture of Virat captioning it as “What a damn legend! The composure the grit the balanced aggression to make India win! Absolutely breathtaking knock brother. Phatte Chakte!!!.
An explosive half-century by star batsman Virat Kohli (82*) and a century stand by Hardik Pandya helped India defeat Pakistan by four wickets in their Group 2 Super 12 match in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground ( MCG) on Sunday.
Set to bat first off India, Pakistan posted 159/8 in their 20 overs. Shan Masood (52) and Iftikhar Ahmed (51) scored solid half-centuries but Pakistan kept losing wickets consistently. A 76-run stand between Masood and Ahmed was crucial for Pakistan.
Hardik Pandya (3/30) and Arshdeep (3/32) did well for India with the ball. Shami and Bhuvneshwar also got a wicket each.
Chasing 160, India were reduced to 31/4 in less than seven overs. From then on, Virat and Hardik started to rebuild and put up a 113-run stand. Pandya was dismissed for 40, but Virat finished unbeaten, scoring 82 off 53 balls with six fours and four sixes to guide his team to a four-wicket victory.
Virat got ‘Man of the Match’ for his knock.
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