Srinagar: Fans of Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam are over the moon after he came in support of out of form India’s top batsman Virat Kohli.
Missing the first ODI against England with a groin injury, Virat Kohli made just 16 in the second match, which India lost by 100 runs at Lord’s.
It means the right-hander has now gone 77 consecutive international innings without reaching three figures, after scores of 1 and 11 in the T20I series and failures in the rescheduled fifth Test.
Soon after that Pakistan captain Babar Azam posted a supportive message for Virat Kohli on his social media handles.
Babar Azam Tweeted a picture of Virat Kohli and himself together taken during ICC T20 World in UAE 2021 with a message, ” This too shall pass, stay strong”.
Fans of both the cricket stars went crazy on social media after seeing this heart warming gesture from Babar Azam and hailed the Pakistan star Cricketer.
Meanwhile India’s T20I squad to take on the West Indies is also missing Virat Kohli’s name, with Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal rested for the same tour.
With a T20 World Cup around the corner and World Test Championship points needed to keep up in a race for next year’s final, Kohli’s place in the team has been pondered by fans and former legends, though his Pakistani counterpart has extended his support via social media.
Earlier in the week, Kohli also found support from captain Rohit Sharma, who stood up for his teammate ahead of the England ODIs.
“When someone is scoring consistently for so long, we can’t overlook his contribution if he is not scoring in one or two series or in one or two years.
“We know the importance of Virat Kohli. The experts have got all the right to talk about it but for us these things don’t matter,” he added.