Virat Kohli’s Gesture For BJ Watling On His Last Day Is Winning Hearts On Social Media: The Indian cricket team is currently locking its horns with the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand cricket team on the reserve day of the ongoing World Test Championship final at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton. Ahead of the thriller day, Virat Kohli’s gesture towards BJ Watling has stolen all the attention on social media.
Well, BJ Watling, who is playing on his last day of international cricket, had already announced that the World Test Championship’s final against India would be his last match. Therefore, as the game kickstarted at the Ageas Bowl, Virat Kohli, just like a true ambassador of the sport, walked towards Watling and wished him well.
The Indian skipper walked towards him to congratulate him on his glorious career and shook hands with the New Zealand keeper to wish him well.
His gesture was lauded on social media with fans hailing him by sharing screenshots and videos of that moment. There were many who hailed Kohli as the true ambassador of the game.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Good from Kohli to wish Watling good day, last day of Test cricket for him. 👏
— Nikhil 🏏 (@CricCrazyNIKS) June 23, 2021
Virat Kohli Shake hands and wishes to Bj Watling, today is the last day of Watling's Test Career. pic.twitter.com/5FwfV0C3KC
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) June 23, 2021
Wonderful sportsmanship spirit by Virat Kohli, he's congratulating BJ Watling on a fantastic career. pic.twitter.com/5QrlPoyax2
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) June 23, 2021
Nice gesture from Indian captain Virat Kohli, having few words to Watling who is playing his final day in International career. pic.twitter.com/KE8xMUQpfg
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 23, 2021
Wonderful sportsmanship by the no.4 best test batsman Virat Kohli as he respects the hole career of BJ Watling by the way mentioned 👇 pic.twitter.com/L0z5ry8m7u
— TRAGIC GUY (@SABYASA03555819) June 23, 2021
Talking about BJ Watling, the South-Africa-born cricketer has been one of the unsung heroes of the New Zealand cricket team’s recent rise through test rankings. His career began in 2009 as an opening batsman and part-time wicketkeeper however he became the preferred gloveman in Tests for the Kiwis
So far, he has scored 3,773 runs in 73 Tests he has played, at an average of 38.11 with eight centuries and 19 half-centuries. He made the announcement of his retirement on Friday ahead of the release of the list of New Zealand Crickets 20 contracted players for the next season.