Off The Field

Babar Azam reveals reason behind tweet for Virat Kohli after it takes internet by storm

Written by Sumit Seth

More than 12 hours after his tweet on Virat Kohli took social media by storm, Pakistan captain Babar Azam revealed the reasons behind it. Babar said his tweet was to show support for Virat Kohli, who is one of the “best players.”

Babar took to Twitter late on Thursday night to post a T20 World Cup photograph with Kohli and captioned it: “This too shall pass, stay strong.” The post went viral within minutes as netizens hailed the Pakistan captain for his sportsmanship.

Babar said he knows that a player needs support when he goes through such a phase.

“As a player myself, I know you can go through such a phase (out of form) and I also know what a player goes through in such a phase. In those times, you need support. I just tweeted thinking that it will give just some support. He is one of the best players,” Babar said during a press conference ahead of Pakistan’s first Test against Sri Lanka.

Kohli, who made a comeback to the ODI XI after missing the series opener due to a groin injury, was out for 16 trying to push at a David Willey delivery that could have been left alone or punched off the backfoot.

“He is playing a lot of cricket and he knows how to come out of these situations. It takes time, if you back players, it will be really good,” Babar added.

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