IND vs PAK: Naveen-ul-Haq Reveals Heartwarming Conversation He Had With Virat Kohli After Their Warm Embrace During IND vs AFG Match

Updated - 12 Oct 2023, 12:56 PM

Naveen-ul-Haq, Virat Kohli
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Fast bowler Naveen-ul-Haq has revealed the conversation he had with Virat Kohli during the game between India and Afghanistan at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday (October 11). Team India and Afghanistan locked horns against each other in the ninth match of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023.

Naveen-ul-Haq’s infamous feud with Virat Kohli was the major talking point before the start of the game. They were involved in an ugly altercation during the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2023 earlier this year. Even after the game ended, both players targeted each other through their indirect social media posts.

And they stole the limelight during the game between India and Afghanistan too. Even the World Cup match did not take the focus off their infamous altercation. Contrary to what many were expecting, Virat Kohli and Naveen-ul-Haq decided to bury the hatchet as they embraced each other on the field. The India superstar even asked the fans to not boo the Afghan pacer.

Speaking at the end of the game, Naveen-ul-Haq revealed the conversation he had with Virat Kohli. The right-arm fast-bowler began by calling the former India skipper a nice guy before saying that their altercation was blown out of proportion by people.

“He is a nice guy, a good player and we shook hands. It’s always in the ground, it was nothing outside the ground. People make it big. They need that stuff for their followers. He said we are done with that and I said yes we are done with it. We shook hands and hugged,” said Naveen-ul-Haq.

Talking about the game, India thrashed Afghanistan by eight wickets to register their second win of the competition. Batting first, Afghanistan scored 272 for 8 in the allotted 50 overs. In reply, India chased down the total in just 35 overs thanks to a whirlwind century from skipper Rohit Sharma. The right-handed batsman smashed a record 63-ball ton to lay the foundation for the chase before Kohli’s unbeaten fifty took the team home.

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