Rohit Babar
Babar Azam and Virat Kohli. Credits: Twitter

Babar Azam’s touching tweet for veteran Indian batter Virat Kohli went viral before Pakistan’s first Test match against Sri Lanka, which will begin on Saturday (July 16) at the Galle International Cricket Stadium.

The captain of Pakistan publicly backed Kohli, who has been out of form for the past several months. 

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. Image: Twitter

Babar Azam’s Tweet In Support Of Virat Kohli

After India’s 100-run loss against England, Babar posted on his official Twitter account. “This too shall pass. Stay strong. #ViratKohli,” Irfan Pathan, a former Indian all-rounder, responded by stating ‘But you will be remembered for this.’ 

In response to Babar’s tweet, former Pakistani cricketer Shahid Afridi asserted that cricket may significantly contribute to bettering ties between the two nations. The former Pakistani captain went on to say that Kohli should reply to Babar’s letter since doing so will be extremely important for the two nations. 

Don’t Think Virat Kohli Would Respond: Shahid Afridi

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo: Twitter)

“Be it cricket or any other sport, it improves relations (between countries). Athletes can do a much better job at it than politicians and a number of them are doing the same,” said Afridi to Sports Central.  

“Babar has given across a very good message. I don’t know if there has been a response from the other side. I think Virat should have responded by now. It would be a very big thing if there is a response to Babar’s tweet, but I don’t think that is going to happen,” he added.  

Virat Kohli (Image Credits: Twitter)
Virat Kohli (Image Credits: Twitter)

In the recent past, Kohli has had trouble scoring runs in all three forms and has not accomplished an international century since November 2019. Many Indian experts, including 1983 World Cup champion Kapil Dev, have questioned Kohli’s selection for the T20 World Cup. 

Kohli has played five innings in all three forms during the current tour against England, although he has not yet reached the fifty-inning milestone. 

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