Virat Kohli’s Tight Hug To Ravi Ashwin Has Gone Viral: Former Indian skipper and batting stalwart Virat Kohli is one of the most entertaining cricketers ever. He always wears his heart on his sleeves and his celebrations know no bound. In fact, Virat Kohli celebrates the wicket more than bowlers.
During the ongoing first ODI of the ongoing 3-match ODI series between India and South Africa in Paarl, Virat Kohli once again grabbed all the limelight as he was seen hugging Ravi Ashwin tightly after the veteran off-spinner dismissed Quinton de Kock.
R Ashwin returned to the Indian ODI squad after a gap of four years as he last played his last 50-over match against the West Indies in September 2017.
Ravi Ashwin dismissed Quinton de Kock to give a much-needed breakthrough to team India as he ended a 39-run partnership for the second wicket between Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock.
After Ashwin dismissed Quinton de Kock in the 16th over of the game, Virat Kohli came towards the off-spinner and gave him a tight hug to express the thrill of the moment. The Proteas batter, who was looking in a great touch was cleaned bowled by Ashwin as he was knocked off the off-stump.
The video of the same has been going viral on the internet and has caught everyone’s attention. Here, watch the video:
Kohli ? not mood to leave ashwin ? pic.twitter.com/JXWbC7zTYi
— “ (@KohlifiedGal) January 19, 2022
Meanwhile, the fans on social media came up with amazing reactions to the happy moment that took place between Ashwin and Kohli. Here, check out how Twitterati reacted to this:
Kohli hugging Ashwin was both funny and wholesome to see, lol. pic.twitter.com/eaAdnM8J7X
— Sohom (@AwaaraHoon) January 19, 2022
Is Ashwin that tall or is Kohli that short pic.twitter.com/zDe2ENQkYs
— Sonali (@samtanisonali1) January 19, 2022
Virat Kohli having fight with Ashwin after being removed from captaincy?? pic.twitter.com/tCcsm5VdKs
— Rohit (@_rohitjangra_) January 19, 2022
Virat Kohli hugging Ravi Ashwin ? One of the best pictures from today’s match pic.twitter.com/7I3zXlLoHY
— CRICKET VIDEOS ? (@AbdullahNeaz) January 19, 2022
I wish, I was Ashwin!?? pic.twitter.com/9mx8rM3bil
— Virat Kohli Fan Girl (@Aaliya_Zain5) January 19, 2022
why did kohli hug ashwin like he was hanging on for dear life
— m. (@idyyllliic) January 19, 2022
Virat Kohli hugging Ravi Ashwin ? One of the best pictures from today’s match pic.twitter.com/TafA2NgHpl
— CholeWarner (@CholeWarner) January 19, 2022
Meanwhile, South Africa set up a competitive total of 296/4 on the board courtesy of twin centuries by Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen.