Indian skipper Virat Kohli was instrumental with the bat in India’s epic win over Australia at The Oval on Sunday. The number 18’s responsible knock of 82 runs played perfect cushion to a dazzling century from Shikhar Dhawan, which turned the tide in favor of the ‘Men In Blue’ in the mega World Cup encounter.
However, just before the start of the match, Kohli received some much-needed motivation from his alma-mater which may have charged up the talisman. In a bid to wish him good luck, Vishal Bharti Public School, the place where Kohli grew up studying and learning cricket, sent him soil from the school premises.
The soil from @imVkohli's school, where he learnt to play cricket, is going to London to bless him.
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) June 7, 2019
A picture going viral on social media platforms, shows Virat Kohli smelling the soil ahead of the clash against the Aussies.
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While the moment was a nostalgic one for the captain, netizens saw the funny side of it and started a meme fest online. While some wondered whether the news was real, the others came up with hilarious jokes.
Saari mehnat mitti me mila di 😅
— Oye Mario (@OyeOyeMario) June 7, 2019
— Shubit Rakshit (@Bevda_Kavi) June 8, 2019
This is cringe × number of centuries Kohli scored
— Dr.Rick Sanchez (@SavageRaptor7) June 7, 2019
'Tujhko iss mitti ki kasam hai 'taken too far…. to London lol
— The Notorious B.E.E 🐝🐝 (@chatpataka100) June 7, 2019
Star Sports, please change your name to Sanskaar Sports
— Abhi (@AbhishekGureja) June 8, 2019
— Aditi⚡ (@Aditiiiiix) June 7, 2019
This school's advertisement head is the best in the game! Lol
— aakash deep sachdeva (@herecomezaakash) June 8, 2019
— Prachi Kohli (@PrachiNotDesai) June 8, 2019
Seriously guys? 😂😂😂😂
— Anurag (@anuragss) June 7, 2019
Please also take the Delhi air with y'all while you're at it. The pure air in England might be making him sick.
— Nitish Parab (@nitish08) June 8, 2019
Gou mutra se nahyega to net practice ki bhi jarurat nahi hai
— Sujit (@SwadesiSujit) June 7, 2019
These were absolutely savage but all in good humour, folks! Best of luck to Virat Kohli and the Indian team for their upcoming matches.