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Virat Kohli’s Milestone Match: Joshua Da Silva’s Heartwarming Fan Moment Delights Fans
By CricShots - Jul 21, 2023 11:16 am
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Indian cricket icon Virat Kohli is playing his 500th international match against the West Indies at Queen’s Park Oval, and his remarkable career has garnered him a massive fan following worldwide. During this historic Test, Kohli achieved multiple milestones, becoming the only player to score a fifty in his 500th match and surpassing Jacques Kallis to become the fifth leading run-scorer in Test cricket.

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Joshua da Silva and Virat Kohli

One heartwarming revelation came from Joshua Da Silva, the Windies wicket-keeper batter who shared his excitement about Kohli’s batting. Da Silva’s mother expressed her desire to witness Kohli’s batting in person, a testament to the Indian skipper’s global appeal.


During the second Test between India and West Indies in Antigua, Kohli once again displayed his dedication to the game. As he aimed for a double century, he and his partner Ravindra Jadeja pushed for quick runs, and Kohli even put in a successful dive to make his crease.

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The stump mic caught a mysterious comment just before the next ball was bowled, which seemed to say, ‘Stealing doubles since 2012.’ While some fans believed it was Kohli boasting about his running between the wickets, it was later clarified that the voice was actually Joshua de Silva’s. In awe of Kohli’s achievements and fitness dedication since 2012, de Silva might have expressed his admiration with those words.

The ongoing Test also marks the 100th Test encounter between India and West Indies. To commemorate this special occasion, cricketing legend Brian Lara presented both captains with mementos.

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Earlier in the game, India’s opening duo of Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal provided a strong foundation with a brisk 139-run partnership. However, West Indies made a comeback by taking four wickets in the afternoon session, putting brakes on India’s scoring rate.

As the Test match continues, all eyes are on Virat Kohli, the celebrated cricketer, and his remarkable achievements as he continues to inspire millions of fans and aspiring cricketers around the globe.