Former India skipper Virat Kohli has a large fan base, not just in India but around the globe. Even though he is going through a rough patch, Kohli’s fans expect him to overcome the same soon. The popularity of Virat Kohli has been witnessed in Pakistan vs Australia Test series as well. Both teams are currently playing the second game of the three-match series in Karachi.
The first game between the two ended in a tame draw in Rawalpindi, with the pitch being criticized by fans and former players. On March 12, Australia won the toss and elected to bat first. At the end of the day, the Pat Cummins-led side posted 251/3, thanks to Usman Khawaja (127*) and vice-captain Steven Smith (72).
Meanwhile, during the day, Pakistan fans showered their love for Kohli through their posters, which were caught by the host broadcaster. “Dear Virat! Whether you score a century or not, you’ll always be my hero,” one fan shared. “We want Virat Kohli Your 71st Century in Pakistan,” said another fan. “Dear Virat kholi came to Pakistan and Done 71st century,” said the third poster.
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Pakistan fans during the Pakistan vs Australia Test match today, "We want Virat Kohli Your 71st Century in Pakistan". pic.twitter.com/Ojj8A8kOOr
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— RaNa BilaL (@AB21PK) March 12, 2022
On the other hand, India and Sri Lanka are playing their second and last Test in Bangalore. Batting first, the Rohit Sharma-led side amassed 252 all-out, thanks to Shreyas Iyer (92). Virat Kohli scored 23 before he was trapped lbw by Dhanajaya De Silva. The Delhi-born player is having a torrid time with the bat in Tests, averaging less than 30 in last year. In reply, the Dimuth Karunaratne-led side are tottering at 86/6 at stumps, trailing by 166 runs.