IPL 2024
Virat Kohli’s Amused Reaction To Shikhar Dhawan’s Doppelganger Lights Up IPL Match
By CricShots - Mar 25, 2024 10:20 pm
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Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, two stalwarts of Indian cricket, are currently showcasing their skills for their respective teams, Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Punjab Kings, in an enthralling match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Their bond extends beyond the cricket field, rooted in their long-standing friendship forged during their early days playing together for Delhi before ascending to the heights of international cricket.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan and his doppleganger

Over nearly a decade, both Kohli and Dhawan have been pivotal figures in the Indian cricket team, displaying remarkable synergy and camaraderie.

In various interviews over the years, the duo has openly discussed their friendship, emphasizing its significance both on and off the pitch. Dhawan once shared insights into their relationship, highlighting how they enjoy each other’s company and share moments of laughter and camaraderie during matches.

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“Yes, we are good friends off the field, and we are the same on the field too. Sometimes, he likes to be quiet, so I give him that space,” Shikhar Dhawan remarked in an interview with bcci.tv. “Once he comes and talks, I know he is up for some fun talk, and we talk a lot, have fun, and laugh. I feel it is very important that you are comfortable out there as that brings out your natural instincts,” he added.


Their friendship was on display once again during the match, as Kohli couldn’t contain his laughter upon spotting a doppelganger of Dhawan on the giant screen. The uncanny resemblance to his good friend prompted an instant reaction from Kohli, showcasing the light-hearted moments shared between the two.

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As for the match, Punjab Kings posted a challenging total of 176 for 6 after being put in to bat. RCB, in response, commenced their innings with a score of 26 for 1 in the third over at the time of this report, setting the stage for an exciting contest between the two sides.