Shubhman Gill’s Reply to Kohli Goes Viral
Recently, a social media exchange between India’s cricket stars Shubman Gill and Virat Kohli has gone viral. The exchange was on an Instagram post shared by Shubman Gill a few days ago. The post showed a photo of Gill posed in a stylish avatar for a brand shoot.
There were plenty of reactions to the post, and among the comments was a reply from Virat Kohli. Kohli pointed out the wristwatch that can be spotted in the left hand of the 23-year-old and asked in the comment section, “And watch? By who?” Gill had replied with, “By courtesy of the king.” Though the indication was subtle, it was clear to the fans that Gill was talking about none other than Kohli, who is widely recognized as “King Kohli.”
This is not the first time that Kohli had given a gift to Gill. In April of last year, the two had a similar argument after Gill tweeted a photo of him from a brand session for GQ. Just like in Gill’s latest post, Kohli pointed out the watch in the photo with the comment “Nice watch. Kitthon litti?” Gill replied to the quip with, “A king gifted me paaji.”
The two are often seen engaging each other on social media. Aside from conversations about watches, the duo has given each other support and praise in previous social media posts.
Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill have shown amazing performances in the ODI format.
In India's first four ODI games since the start of 2023, the duo scored an epic 131-run partnership in the 3rd ODI against Sri Lanka in which players scored a ton. It was Gill and Kohli's first ODI together. Before the ODI against Sri Lanka, the only time the duo played together was for Test matches. Recently, India ended their three-match ODI series against New Zealand with a 3-0 victory.
During the final ODI match against New Zealand, Shubman Gill smashed 112 off 78 balls and managed to equal a record with Babar Azam. Before this, Gill became the fifth Indian to score a double hundred in the ODI format in the series opener and the youngest male player in the world to achieve the feat.
When India played against Sri Lanka, Kohli won the Man of the Series award. In addition, Kohli made plenty of records during the ODI series. Kohli is now three tons behind Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 centuries and on the brink of becoming the first player in history to score 50 ODI tons.
Following the ODI series against New Zealand, India will be playing against them again for T20 matches on January 27, January 29, and February 1. The last time the two played against each other in a T20 match was in November 2022. India won that match series 1-0.
Their victory is from a 65-run win in the 2nd T20 match. In the first T20 match, the game ended up abandoned without a ball. In the last match, the teams ended in a tie.