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Hong Kong Team Come With A Beautiful Gesture Towards Virat Kohli
By CricShots - Sep 1, 2022 5:25 pm
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Cricket has always been known to be a gentleman’s game. From supporting their own teammates to backing rivals, cricketers never failed to impress their fans with their on and off-the-field gestures. One such gesture, which recently won many hearts, took place after the Asia Cup Group A clash between India and Hong Kong. In the match, India registered a comprehensive 40-run win over Hong Kong to seal their Super 4 spot.

 scored a fifty
Virat Kohli scored a fifty against Hong Kong

After the game, the Hong Kong team gifted a jersey of their team to the Indian stalwart, Virat Kohli, with a heartwarming message written on it. The message read, “Virat, thank you inspiring a generation. We stand with you. There are many incredible days ahead. With strength, with love, Team Hong Kong.”

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Virat Kohli was completely moved by this gesture from the opponent team and appreciated them by posting a picture of the jersey on his Instagram story and wrote, “Thank you @hkcricket. This gesture is truly humbling and very very sweet.”

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The Hong Kong team gifted a t-shirt to Virat Kohli

The message came with Virat Kohli struggling with a lean patch ahead into the Asia Cup. This gesture from both teams truly kept the spirit of sportsmanship alive and left the fans in awe. Coming to the match, a brilliant knock of 28-ball 62* from Suryakumar Yadav and an unbeaten 44-ball 59 from Kohli helped India to a commanding total of 192/2 after Hong Kong put them in to bat.

After a slow start, India was not looking to go beyond a below-par total, but Suryakumar upped the ante at the death to help India finish with a flourish. He hit six fours and as many sixes – four of which came in the final over. Hong Kong showed intent with the bat in the Powerplay, but once India’s spinners came on, they faded away.

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Babar Hayat top-scored for them with a 35-ball 41 for Hong Kong, while Kinchit Shah made 30 off 28. Hong Kong eventually finished with 152/5. Hong Kong still has slim hopes of making it to the Super-4 stage of the Asia Cup but they need to beat Pakistan in the final Group A encounter to make that happen.