Virat Kohli, who returned to the action after a brief period of rest during the t20 series against West Indies, received a warm welcome when he came for the toss during the first T20 International between India and Australia at the Gabba.
India started their gruelling tour, including three T20Is, four Tests and three ODIs, in Brisbane on Wednesday. Captain Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against an unsettled Australian team.
Even before winning the toss, Kohli started receiving loud cheers from the crowd, mostly Indians who came in huge numbers to support their home team in Australia.
“Fair to say the Indian fans went a little wild when this man strolled out,” cricket.com.au captioned Kohli’s picture on Twitter.
“Captain Kohli with a heart-warming gesture before the start of game at The Gabba,” the BCCI said in a tweet.