Virat Kohli, come to Pakistan and play cricket: India captain’s fan in Lahore wins hearts

first_img Next India Today Web Desk LahoreOctober 10, 2019UPDATED: October 10, 2019 13:23 IST Virat Kohli’s fan in Lahore was spotted during the 3rd T20I between Pakistan and Sri Lanka (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSVirat Kohli’s fan urged him to come and play cricket in PakistanThe fan was spotted at the Gaddafi Stadium in LahoreIndia and Pakistan have not played bilateral cricket since 2013Virat Kohli, world cricket’s biggest superstar, has fan following all over the globe. Despite the strain in bilateral ties between India and Pakistan over the years, Kohli has earned a lot of love from across the border. Several Pakistan cricket fans, in the past, have showcased their admiration for the India captain.India and Pakistan have not played bilateral cricket since 2013 and the two Asian giants have met only at major ICC and ACC tournaments in the recent past.However, on Wednesday, a Pakistan cricket fan in Lahore held up a banner, requesting Virat Kohli to come and play crikcet in Pakistan. The fan was posing for a photo with the banner a the Gaddafi Stadium during Pakistan’s T20I match against Sri Lanka.”@imVkohli we are hoping you to come Pakistan and play cricket here also. We love you I am big fan of you. Lots of love ?? and strength from ???? #PakVsSri #Lahore #Pakistan,” the fan wrote on Twitter.Fans from either side of the border responded to the tweet with a lot of heartwarming positivity.Hopefully soon my friend. we would also like to see pak play in india as well????Matargast Zero (@MatargastLog) October 9, 2019What a lovely gesture from our neighbour fan! God bless!! And sorry on behalf of the haters from my country. We unfortunately have haters on both sides.!#LoveoverhateSiddarth (@SiddarthRupani) October 9, 2019Such a lovely gesture. Love you bro.Again, people of pakistan are very much true & positive.harish???? (@Me_harish14) October 9, 2019We would love to visit Pakistan. Let the situation improve.Love bro..advertisementVishal_India (@VishalIndia8) October 9, 2019Sri Lanka’s visit to Pakistan also marked the return of high-profile cricket to Pakistan ever since the bus attack in Lahore in 2009.Despite 10 top players, inclduing Lasith Malinga and Angelo Matthews pulling out, Sri Lanka sent a second-string team to Pakistan for a 3-match ODI series and 3-match T20I series.Pakistan, under new head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, won the 3-match ODI series 2-0 in Karachi. Notably, amid a lot of buzz, the 1st ODI in Karachi was washed out with a ball being bowled due to rain.Sri Lanka, though, fought back and clinched the T20I series 3-0 in Lahore. The visiting Sri Lankan side, led by Dasun Shanaka, played an impressive brand of cricket as a lot of young names stepped up and helped them clinch their first-ever clean sweep in a T20I series.Also Read | Dasun Shanaka joins MS Dhoni in elite list as Sri Lanka clean sweep Pakistan 3-0 in T20I seriesAlso Read | How did we think we were No. 1: Misbah-ul-Haq after T20I series loss vs Sri LankaAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Virat KohliFollow LahoreFollow Pakistan cricketFollow Gaddafi stadiumFollow Pakistan vs Sri LankaFollow India vs Pakistan Virat Kohli, come to Pakistan and play cricket: India captain’s fan in Lahore wins heartsPakistan vs Sri Lanka: A Pakistan cricket fan was spotted at the Gaddafi Stadium holding a banner with which he appealed to Virat Kohli to come and play in the neightbouring country.advertisementlast_img read more