India skipper Virat Kohli is not only winning hearts with his batting exploits on the field but also off the field with his gestures.
The 29-year-old heartthrob of many has often been spotted clicking selfies and chatting with children and his die-hard fans. Not surprisingly, he is adored by one and all.
And Kohli’s ever-growing fan following is bound to be further boosted after he brought a smile to a little girl’s face at Delhi’s IGI Airport before leaving for the United Kingdom (UK).
In a picture posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Twitter, Kohli can be seen standing beside the girl, who has a plaster on her right hand.
“Little Radha wanted a picture with #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli and the smile on her face tells the story,” BCCI tweeted.
Little Radha wanted a picture with #TeamIndia captain @imVkohli and the smile on her face tells the story. pic.twitter.com/FTOPrNFu27
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 23, 2018
Meanwhile, Kohli and his men on Friday (June 22), left for the long tour of the UK. India will take on Ireland and England in the coming days.
The tour gets underway with a two-match Twenty20 International series against Ireland on June 27 and June 29. After that, India will leave for England where they will play three T20Is, three ODIs and 5 Tests.
India will be desperate to put up a good show in England this time around.
However, the last two tours have been nothing less than nightmares for the Indian contingent.
In 2011, they lost 4-0 despite being the world number one Test team before going down 3-1 in 2014. On those two tours, India only managed to win the One-day International series in 2014.
Virat Kohli said the team is looking forward to playing some quality cricket in England.
“After what happened in South Africa, we are actually looking forward to some tough cricket,” Kohli told the media before the team’s departure.
“When we were playing the Test series in South Africa and lost the first two matches, people thought we were outplayed. Then we won the third Test and won the two series after that. Then they realised how well we played. We are looking forward to going to other countries and playing well. We are looking forward to playing difficult cricket,” Kohli said.