Virat Kohli Asks Crowd at Arun Jaitley Stadium to Stop Booing Naveen-ul-Haq: WATCH
During the India vs. Afghanistan game in Delhi, Virat Kohli asked the audience not to cheer for Naveen ul Haq.
Yesterday In Delhi, India defeated Afghanistan by eight wickets to win the 2nd Match in Row in ongoing World Cup 2023. India won handily with to a scorching century from Rohit Sharma and an undefeated fifty from Virat Kohli.
Millions of cricket fans were won over by the amicable reunion between Kohli and Afghan bowler Naveen-ul-Haq, which was more memorable than the game's result.
The match between Kohli and Naveen, which was their first meeting since their verbal altercation in the IPL earlier this year, electrified the spectators at Kotla. The fans were taken aback when the couple chose to bury the hatchet instead of continuing the on-field brawl.
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On Wednesday night at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, with India chasing a target of 273 runs, Kohli and Naveen exchanged a smile and an embrace. The former Indian captain briefly requested the audience not to jeer the Afghanistan bowler.
When Kohli urged the audience to cease jeering at an opposition cricket player, it wasn't the first time. He performed the same thing at The Oval during the 2019 World Cup after Team India fans made fun of Steve Smith for the infamous "sandpapergate" incident.
Rather than that, Indian captain Virat Kohli requested the audience to applaud the Australian batsman.
Smith was coming back after being suspended for a year because of his role in Sandpaper Gate. At a stadium, as he moved to the boundary to field during India's innings, he was met with jeers. Walking over to that stand, Kohli waved at the supporters, telling them to applaud Smith rather than jeer him.
Chants of "Kohli Kohli" greeted Naveen on Wednesday as he entered the bowl. The two players appeared to be having fun with some lighter movement during India's pursuit of 273. For Naveen, the issue never extended past the perimeter barriers.
"The crowd cheered for their home cricket team, as they always do. It is Kohli's native territory. We shook hands, and he's a great guy and good player," PTI cited Naveen as saying.
"Whatever occurred was always contained within the earth; it never occurred outside of it. People achieve success. They require that information for their supporters. He stated, "We are done with that," and I agreed. it was today. We hugged and shook hands," he continued.
After the World Cup, the 24-year-old, who has only played nine ODIs, intends to end his career in the format.