"Did anyone notice Virat Kohli in the 1st episode"
Netizens were quick to point out that a character from Money Heist looked a lot like Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli.
The popular Netflix show is about a criminal mastermind known as ‘The Professor’.
He recruits eight people to help him pull off the biggest heist in recorded history.
Season five of the Spanish heist drama premiered on September 3, 2021.
While the new season got off to an explosive start, Desi netizens filled social media with memes after spotting an uncanny resemblance.
During the first episode, viewers watched a group of police officials attempting to apprehend Marseille, who tries to escape in a military helicopter.
After the helicopter lands, he disappears before the officials arrive on the scene.
One officer then appears and questions a farmer that was standing close to the location.
Viewers paid particular attention to him as he looked a lot like Virat Kohli.
One person asked: “Did anyone notice Virat Kohli in the 1st episode as an army person when the helicopter lands, herd of sheep.”
— Naman Kandwal (@NamanKandwal5) September 3, 2021
Another netizen said: “Hey Netflix, what’s Virat Kohli’s fees for a cameo in Money Heist.”
Another commented: “Virat Kohli spotted in Money Heist Season 5 episode 1.”
One person joked: “Loved Virat Kohli’s role in Money Heist.”
Several others posted memes in relation to the lookalike.
— Yubraj panthi (@Yubrajpanthi5) September 3, 2021
While many said that the actor looked like Virat, others said he was actually Bobby Deol’s lookalike while some even felt the actor resembled a combination of the two.
A fan tweeted:
“Finally Bobby Deol got the much-needed break.”
One joked: “If Bobby Deol and Virat Kohli had a child.”
A third said: “Spotted Bobby Deol in Money Heist.”
One user said: “From robbing gold from train to helping government to arrest professor, lord Bobby comes a long way.”
— MAHIYANK™ (@Mahiyank78) September 3, 2021
Other tweets included:
“Is he Virat Kohli and Bobby Deol’s son??”
“After Neymar, Virat Kohli did a cameo in Money Heist.”
“Bobby Deol playing Virat Kohli in the Kohli biopic.”
“Actual Scene from Money Heist. I believe in Bobby Deol supremacy.”
“Virat Kohli was in Money Heist and no one noticed?!”
The character in question was actually played by Spanish actor Gonzalo Bouza.
Season five of Money Heist will be the last and it has been split into two volumes.
Volume one, which consists of five episodes, premiered on Netflix on September 3, 2021.
The second volume, also consisting of five episodes, will premiere on December 3, 2021.