Virat Kohli, Naveen-ul-Haq Hug It Out During India vs Aghanistan Match, Pictures And Videos Go Viral
There was a lot of excitement leading up to this World Cup match, with supporters expecting another furious match between Kohli and Naveen.
In a promising moment during India vs. Afghanistan at the ICC World Cup 2023 in Delhi, Virat Kohli and Naveen-ul-Haq seemed to have moved over their historical animosity. During the match, the two cricket players were spotted shaking hands and giving each other a side hug, which may have been the last of their intense on-field rivalry.
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During this year's Indian Premier League (IPL), Virat Kohli and Naveen-ul-Haq's rivalry first emerged. During a game between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Lucknow Super Giants, the two got into a furious argument that got worse when Naveen taunted Kohli on social media, especially at a time when the legendary Indian cricket player was having a difficult time at bat.
There was a lot of excitement leading up to this World Cup match, with supporters expecting another furious match between Kohli and Naveen. But what they saw was an unexpected turn of events. At the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Naveen started a kind gesture during India's run chase of 273. He went over to shake hands with the then-19-year-old Kohli, who gave him a pat on the back and a side hug in response.
It's interesting to remember that earlier in the same game, when Naveen walked out to bat during Afghanistan's innings, the Delhi fans teased him, chanting "Kohli, Kohli". Videos of these chants went viral on social media very fast.
The sportsmanship and friendship that cricket develops, which transcends intense rivalry, are highlighted by the reconciliation and mutual respect displayed by Virat Kohli and Naveen-ul-Haq on the cricket pitch. For cricket fans, it's a good development and a reminder of the principles of fair play and respect in the game.