Team India may have failed to defend its Champions Trophy title against arch-rival Pakistan on Sunday, but captain Virat Kohli has certainly won many hearts across the border with his post-match presentation address. The 28-year-old’s remarks after his side’s 180-run loss was even praised by the cricketing community. Many netizens described him as a gentleman. While Fakhar Zaman starred with the bat scoring blistering 114 runs, Mohammad Amir took the first three Indian wickets, including Kohli.
Despite being disappointed, Kohli, at the post-match presentation ceremony , said: “I want to congratulate Pakistan, they had an amazing tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have.” He added: “They proved it again, they can upset anyone on their day, disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because we played well to reach the final.” Kohli was lauded by many cricket fans from Pakistan, including politicians for his “sportsmanship” and for showing grace even after a defeat Thank you @imVkohli with your post match statement you won many hearts. You are a great player and a gentleman too..