The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli decided to take a dig at the Test specialist, Cheteshwar Pujara with a throwback picture from a Test match. However, Pujara took it sportingly and came up with an amusing reply for his “captain”. Like all the players around the world, Kohli and Pujara are enjoying the time with their respective families.
Captioning the picture of in which he can be seen pulling off an impressive catch at second slip as first slip fielder Pujara watches him from a fair distance, Virat wrote: “First session after lockdown be like @cheteshwar_pujara I hope you will go for the ball pujji.”
Replying to Kohli’s post, Pujara commented, “Yes captain, and I shall catch it with both hands @virat.kohli.”
Kohli and Pujara are spending their time with their families as the coronavirus-forced lockdown has put a full stop to all the cricketing activities. India’s home ODI series against South Africa was canceled amid the virus scare, while the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been suspended until further notice.
Virat and his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate AB de Villiers have put up their gear from a 2016 IPL match up for auction to raise funds for the coronavirus relief. The match in question saw RCB locking horns with Gujarat Lions at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Kohli and De Villiers were both in stunning form in the game and the two batting maestros hit centuries as RCB smashed 248. The two batsmen shared a 229-run stand, which is the second biggest partnership in Twenty20 cricket.
Earlier, Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma pledged their support to the PM-CARES Fund & the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra) in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic.