The Virat Kohli look-alike stole the limelight
Virat Kohli and India faced Australia in the third and final T20I match at Sydney Cricket Ground on December 8, 2020, however, a look-alike of the captain became the talking point.
Fans gathered in huge numbers to see their teams battle it out.
Australia who walked away with a 12-run victory, however, it was India who walked away with the series 2-1.
However, besides the star performers from both teams, the match was much talked about because of a certain fan standing in the crowd.
During the match, a photo of an Indian cricket fan who bears a striking resemblance to Virat Kohli went viral.
The Virat Kohli look-alike stole the limelight at the T20I match as the cameras would constantly shift their focus to him.
And when they did, he would smile and wave with much gusto.
— Harsh (@perth_169) December 8, 2020
The cameras would then shift focus to Kohli and people in the stands went crazy!
The Virat Kohli look-alike sported the Indian jersey and also had a beard styled similar to Kohli.
To top it, his sunglasses added much more to his overall features that resembled Kohli so much.
Twitter went crazy after Virat Kohli’s doppelganger photos went viral on social media.
After photos and videos of the man were shared on social media, it inspired a number of memes on Twitter:
Kohli as Kohli as
a batsman a captain pic.twitter.com/bwxe0QGMap
— ??.??. (@itsdhruvism) December 8, 2020
Another person created a shopping-related meme.
What you what you get
— rozgar_CA (@Memeswalaladka) December 8, 2020
Kohli will be returning home after the first Test against Australia for the birth of his first child.
The Indian captain acknowledged the presence of the crowd during the limited over matches against Australia.
He admitted that the company of fans in the stands brings the motivation factor.
Kohli stated at the post-match presentation:
“We are finding ways to come back and give the opposition a scare and the series win is a little asterisk for us to finish the 2020 season on a high.
“I feel the crowd was a factor as well; it’s always giving you a dimension of motivation.
“Our crowd pulls us through sometimes, and Australia’s too, and we as players feed off the crowd’s energy.”
The Indian leader also spoke about the upcoming 4-match Test series, starting from December 17 in Adelaide.
Kohli opined that the current Indian side is stronger as compared to the previous unit in the 2018-19 tour.
Kohli observed that in order to get the better of Australia in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India needs to bring the same competitive attitude in the longest format as they had shown in the white-ball fixtures.
He added: “We need to take the same competitive attitude into the Tests, and having played here a few times; we can score runs as well.
“Once it’s time to capitalise and score, we need to do that session by session.
“I’m sure the current side is stronger than last time (Test matches), and I’ll see if I can play the tour match.”