India’s talismanic batsman Virat Kohli urged the Indian crowd to cheer for their national team instead of his name during Wednesday’s game against Bangladesh.
In a nail-biting target defense, the Indians were on the backfoot for the most part as the Bengalis cruised towards the target. The Indian fans were evidenlty chanting “Kohli! Kohli” while he was fielding, following which the 27 year gestured towards the crowd indicating that he needed more voice.
In a twitter video uploaded by a Virat Kohli fan, it can be judged that the batsman was signalling to the crowd to switch to chanting “India” instad of his name “Virat”.
— VK 18 Fan Club™ (@imVkohliFanClub) March 24, 2016
India pulled of a sensational 1 run win against a gutsy Bangladesh side who just failed to adapt to the immense pressure of the occasion. The blues did remarkably well to emerge victorious especially considering their batsman had fallen short of a handsome first innings score.
As impressive as their 2 wins in 3 games are, India are still not guaranteed a place in the semi-finals as a result of a negative net-run-rate. The blues are required to defeat Australia in their final Group game to secure a place in the last four.