Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli won hearts on social media with his great gesture for a young kind ahead of the first Test between India and England in Nottingham on Wednesday (August 04). Kohli gifted a little kid his cricket spikes ahead of the start of the game. A fan took to Twitter to share the picture of the kid with Kohli’s spikes and thanked him for his gesture.
In the picture shared by Robert Burns on Twitter, four kids can be seen standing next to each other with two of them holding a shoe each gifted by the Indian captain. While one of them can be seen holding an autographed mini bat as a memento received from the Indian skipper.
“Thank you from Lucas Burns @imVkohli you have made an excited boy very happy!! Spikes from the nicest global superstar!!
@MacclesfieldCC @kingsmaccricket,” the fan wrote on Twitter.
Kohli-led India lost the toss and were asked to bowl first in the first Test at Trent Bridge. The Indian fans were in for a surprise as senior spinner R Ashwin was left out of the playing XI for Shardul Thakur, who was preferred due to his batting abilities to add balance to the XI. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is the lone spinner in the game for the visitors.
Injured opener Mayank Agarwal has been replaced by KL Rahul, as expected. In-form Rahul, who notched up a century in the warm-up game against Select County XI will open the batting with Rohit Sharma. Hanuma Vihari once again failed to make the cut while vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane made the cut despite doubts over his fitness a few days ago.