NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli boasts an extensive global fan following. The former Indian skipper’s popularity extends far beyond India’s borders due to his exceptional cricketing skills, charismatic personality and his role as a prominent figure in the world of sports.
Kohli’s global fan base has got richer now with the new addition of NBA team Sacramento Kings owner Vivek Ranadive who heartly congratulated the star batter and his team for the stupendous performance in the ongoing ODI World Cup.

Expressing his admiration to Kohli and Team India in a video message, Ranadive amusingly quipped that Kohli’s performances have been keeping him awake due to the substantial time zone difference between India and the USA.
“Hey Virat, Congratulations you guys won again! And you’re really messing with my sleep because I live in Northern California and I wake up really early every day to watch the boys in blue,” Ranadive said.
“And you keep winning and winning, you beat England, congrats! And I own the Sacramento Kings and I got your own shirt for you, so I’m hoping to see you soon. Maybe when you win it all and you lift the trophy, I’ll get to see you. But good luck. And Jai ho!,” he added.

Fans celebrate as India thrash defending champions England in style, Rohit Sharma plays a captain’s knock

India stayed unbeaten in the World Cup after inflicting a crushing 100-run defeat on defending champions England in Lucknow on Sunday. The hosts have six wins in as many games and are virtually assured of a semi-final place.
Mohammed Shami led an inspired bowling display as England collapsed to 129 all out in 34.5 overs in their pursuit of 230 to suffer their fifth defeat in six matches.

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