Chamika Karunaratne, an all-rounder for Sri Lanka, sent Virat Kohli a touching letter. Additionally, Karunaratne uploaded a photo of himself and the former Indian captain taken on a flight from Kolkata to Kerala.
Not only do Indian fans love Virat Kohli, but so do players from other countries. Because of this, during bilateral series, the opposition never hesitates to take pictures of or speak with the star batter.
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Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid wasn’t present when the teams landed in Trivandrum on Friday. Dravid reportedly flew early in the morning from Kolkata to Bengaluru for health-related reasons. The head coach of India reportedly experienced blood pressure concerns during the second ODI on Thursday at Eden Gardens, it has been discovered. He was later examined by medical staff from the Bengal Cricket Association.
Earlier on Thursday, thanks to Rahul’s valiant effort on the difficult Eden Gardens pitch, India successfully chased down a 216-run mark. At 86/4, the hosts were in a perilous position. The Indian vice-captain stepped up at that point under pressure to lead India to victory and grab an unstoppable 2-0 series lead.
“They say it’s for the cameras”: Chamika Karunaratne
Chamika Karunaratne posed for a photo with Kohli on their way to Thiruvananthapuram for the third match. The all-rounder captioned the image on social media:
“People say it’s arrogance, they say it’s for the cameras, some say it’s for the show. The legend says he sees HUNGER. He says as long as there is a hunger to be the best. You will WIN. VK18 CK 29,” Chamika Karunaratne said.
The ODI series got off to a great start for Kohli, who smashed an 87-ball 113 to reach his 20th home ODI century and his 45th overall. He was out for four runs in the second game in Kolkata, unable to make an impact.
Chamika Karunaratne, on the other hand, has 31 runs to his name and three wickets to his name throughout the course of the two games.
On Sunday, January 15, they’ll be back in play in Thiruvananthapuram. Sri Lanka will try to regain some of its lost glory as the Men in Blue will want to score a whitewash.