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Virat Kohli’s craze reaches Papua New Guinea, kids declare him their cricket hero

Virat Kohli’s craze reaches Papua New Guinea, kids declare him their cricket hero

The craze for Virat Kohli surpasses continents as kids in Papua New Guinea declare him as their cricketing idol. They also label India as their favorite team in international cricket.

Indian cricket superstar and Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) talisman Virat Kohli’s popularity has once again defied limitations, transcending geographical boundaries and the sport itself.

A recent video uploaded on X (formerly known as Twitter) by a vlogger has warmed the hearts of cricket fans worldwide. The video, shot in a town in Papua New Guinea, a country not traditionally known for its passionate cricket culture, witnessed a group of children enthusiastically playing the game.

The vlogger chatted with the children for a bit before asking them about their favorite cricket team and player were. Amazingly, the kids instantly said their favorite team was India and unanimously declaring Virat Kohli as their idol.

This heartwarming moment transcended cultural barriers and served as a powerful testament to Kohli’s global appeal, proving his popularity transcends nations where cricket reigns supreme. Kohli boasts over 267 million followers on Instagram alone, solidifying his status as a true global icon.

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Virat Kohli’s next challenges will be up against RR in Jaipur

After putting up a string of phenomenal performances for RCB to commence the IPL 2024 season, Kohli will next be up against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Jaipur The much-awaited clash will be played on Saturday, April 6.

The modern-day maestro is currently the Orange Cap holder of the tournament. He has racked up 203 runs at an average of 67.67 and at a strike rate of 140.97. Although he failed in the previous outing against the Lucknow Super Giants, he hammered two back-to-back fifties.

RCB would be eyeing a win in Jaipur against RR as the Bengaluru-based franchise has won just one game out of four thus far. They are placed eighth on the table, while Rajasthan are well placed on second.

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