NEW DELHI: Modern-day great Virat Kohli is an out-and-out entertainer whether he is playing or not. Friday was no different for Kohli, who has been rested for the dead rubber against Bangladesh in Asia Cup, as he was seen thoroughly enjoying serving drinks at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo.
An animated Kohli ran towards the players during the drinks break with a bag in his hand clearly attracting all the attention right from the official broadcaster’s cameraperson to the crowd present on the ground.
It was disappointing for ardent Kohli fans after he was being rested for the game but his mere presence on the field must have given some respite to those who got a glimpse of him.
On the match front, India skipper Rohit Sharma won the toss and opted to bowl against Bangladesh. India made five changes to their playing XI, resting Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav.
Tilak Varma was handed ODI debut while Mohammed Shami, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur and Suryakumar Yadav were also drafted in the playing XI
Bangladesh also handed ODI debut to Tanzib Shakib.
Kohli’s antics instantly grabbed eyeballs and attracted quite a few reactions on social media platform ‘X’.