ICC World Cup 2023 has started. In the first match of the tournament on October 5, New Zealand defeated England by nine wickets. Host India's first match will be against Australia in Chennai. Both the teams are busy preparing for this match. Meanwhile, Team India won the hearts of the fans even without playing the match.
India's new training kit for the World Cup has also been released. Team India practiced intensively for three hours in orange jersey on 5 October, where the entire team was present. During this time, a disabled fan of the Indian cricket team had reached the stadium to buy a ticket. This fan had also made a picture of Virat Kohli, which took him more than 40 hours to make. Many players of Team India including Kohli met this fan and also gave him an autograph.
I am Srinivas and a student of graphic designing. I am from Chennai and came here to get the ticket, but I met Virat Kohli. I have made this picture of him myself. It took me more than 40 hours to make it. He came to me and said he wanted to autograph this picture. I thought it was a dream. I asked him for a photo and he immediately took one. He can be aggressive on the field, but off the field he is very kind and a very nice person. I became his fan because of his cover drive. It was because of that shot that I made this sketch. We fans probably put more pressure on the team, but it's just love. My love to the entire team and best wishes for the World Cup.
Virat Kohli himself visited the special fan and asked if he wants him to sign the frame.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 5, 2023
He's well and truly people's King!pic.twitter.com/fMNrndaYdq
The disabled fan praised Virat Kohli and said that he is a very kind and wonderful person. Shreyas Iyer also greeted the fan and posed for a picture or two with him.
India is considered a strong contender for the World Cup as it is the host and has recently won the Asia Cup by defeating Sri Lanka in the final.