Virat Kohli had to plead with his fans and photographers outside the Mumbai airport to not click the photos near his car as Vamika, his daughter, was sleeping.
It was in the early morning of November 13, Monday, that Virat Kohli arrived in Mumbai for India’s next game, the semi-final against New Zealand, after concluding the group stage round with a win over the Netherlands on Sunday in Bangalore.
There were about a dozen fans and photographers who have somehow managed to remain present in the wee hours of Monday when Virat Kohli arrived in Mumbai.
The 34-year-old was humble in agreeing to the fans clicking his photos outside the gate, but politely asked them to not click his photos near his car in which his daughter, Vamika, was sleeping.
However, a few fans and photographers still continued to click him as he approached his car. For a moment, it seemed Kohli even lost his cool and told them that he has to take his daughter home and it’s early in the morning and he hasn’t gotten proper sleep.
“Subah Subah uth ke aaye hai,” Virat Kohli can be heard saying to the photographers.
Kohli got irritated and said “Are beti ko ghar leke jaana hai”. It was then the photographers realized that the cricketer is not pleased with them ambushing him.
The video of his incident has gone viral on social media.
Watch: Virat Kohli asks fans to not click Vamika’s photos
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Meanwhile, against the Netherlands, with his knock of 51 runs, Virat Kohli became the leading run-scorer in the World Cup 2023. The India number 3 batter has so far amassed 594 runs in 9 innings at an average of 99 with 2 centuries and 5 fifties.
Kohli is now only 79 runs away from Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 673 runs in the 2003 World Cup. He also needs just one more century to become the first-ever batsman to hit 50 ODI centuries. Fans are hoping that Kohli breaks both these records of Tendulkar in the semi-final against New Zealand on Wednesday at the Wankhede stadium.