Virat Kohli gifted his jersey to India’s unofficial 12thman fan after his landmark Test

Virat Kohli and Dharamveer Pal
Virat Kohli and Dharamveer Pal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli might be in poor form in recent times but that doesn’t change the fact that he is the best batsman in the world across formats. Every cricketer goes through a lean patch in the journey and currently, Kohli hasn’t been at his best form. Former Indian captain recently featured in his 100th Test match in Mohali.

The 33-year-old who is part of the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka played pretty well in the first innings of the first Test match. He played some elegant drives down the ground and certainly looked in upbeat mode to score more. Needless to say, he couldn’t extract more runs on Day 1 of the first Test.

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His innings was put to a close by Lasith Embuldeniya as the latter bowled a gem of a delivery to shatter Kohli’s off-stump in the first place. Kohli who was five runs short of his half-century was literally taken aback by Embuldeniya’s delivery. Kohli scored 45 runs with the help of 5 boundaries.

Virat Kohli gifted his jersey to a special fan after his 100th Test

The former Indian skipper is widely known for his humanitarian efforts off the field. He has donated money to the fewer fortunate in the need of the hour. Moreover, he also extended his help to charity by doing his bit behind the scenes. After playing his 100th Test, the former Indian captain had gifted his jersey to a special fan.

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Kohli met India’s fan, Dharamveer Pal. He is an ardent fan of India and Chennai Super Kings from Tamil Nadu. For the uninitiated, he is a widely-recognized polio-afflicted fan of the Indian national cricket team. He is often dubbed as ‘India’s unofficial 12th man’. He used to make his presence near the boundary line during India’s matches for several years.

In 2017, he stopped operating as a ball boy after the BCCI incurred criticism as it is unfair to use polio-afflicted as ball boy neat the boundary. Notably, he enjoys playing the sport and is the skipper of the Madhya Pradesh Divyang Cricket Team. “Cricket is the reason for my living,” reads a tattoo on Dharamveer’s left arm.

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