Watch: Virat Kohli Takes A Big Stand For Kamlesh Nagarkoti

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Former India captain Virat Kohli was involved in a heated verbal altercation with some fans who had come to see the warm-up game between India and Leicestershire at the Grace Road Stadium, Leicester.

The bone of contention between a spectator and Kohli was that the former skipper felt the fan was mocking and abusing Kamlesh Nagarkoti, the pacer who is with the Indian squad as a net bowler on the England tour.

Virat Kohli
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Virat Kohli slams a fan who insulted Nagarkoti

Speaking from the balcony, Virat Kohli was visibly angry at the fan in question insulting the young pacer.

Kohli can apparently be heard asking the fan: “Woh (Nagarkoti) tumhare liye aaya hai ya match ke liye? (He has come for you or for the match?)” when the fan explained that he had asked Nagarkoti for perhaps a photo or an autograph.

Admitting that the pacer is here for the game, but the rude fan continued to argue with Kohli, replying back: “Match ke liye aaya hai par ek photo toh khicha skta hai na. (Yes, he’s here for the match but couldn’t he at least click a photo).”

Kohli then asked him what he was the terms the fan was mocking Nagarkoti with to which the fan, defending himself, responded, “Nagarkoti toh bol rha hun.” The argument continued further before the video cut out.

Meanwhile, Virat Kohli scored 33 runs off 69 balls, his knock comprising four fours and a six, in the first innings of the Indians. He was controversially dismissed by pacer Roman Walker, adjudged leg-before-wicket to an away swinging delivery. However, the impact of which looked outside off-stump; an upset Kohli even rechecked it with the umpire who asked him to take the walk back to the dressing room.

KS Bharat for India’s highest scorer with 70 runs while Rishabh Pant, playing for Leicestershire, smashed 76 runs off 87 balls in reply and announced his return to his most successful format yet.

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