Virat Kohli reveals he is eager to visit Pakistan in chat with mountaineer Shehroze Kashif

Kashif shared his interaction with Kohli on Instagram while stating that he spoke to the Indian star in Nepal in 2022

By Web Desk
May 17, 2024
Shehroze Kashif (L) speaks to Virat Kohli. - Instagram/thebroadboy

India’s star batter Virat Kohli expressed his desire to visit Pakistan soon while speaking to renowned mountaineer Shehroze Kashif.

Kashif shared his interaction with Kohli on Instagram while stating that he spoke to the Indian star in Nepal in 2022.

In the video, Kohli can be heard saying, "Give my regards to your family and all your friends. Hopefully, we visit Pakistan soon; everyone's started visiting now."

While sharing the story behind his chat with Kohli, Kashif said that “in 2022 I was in Nepal when a stranger, originally from India [of course not going say his name so he doesn’t get in any trouble due to political reasons] praised my work. He mentioned he had connections to the cricket team, so I jokingly expressed my desire to talk to Virat Kohli”.

“To my surprise, he messaged Kohli on my behalf, and I had the opportunity to chat with him via video call. As a Pakistani, I proudly acknowledge Kohli as the greatest batsman of this era,” Kashif added. 

The 35-year-old has been India’s finest player over the last decade. After making his international debut in 2008 in an ODI match against Sri Lanka at Dambulla, Kohli has featured in 113 Tests, 292 ODIs, and 117 T20Is.

The prolific right-hander has accumulated 26,733 international runs across formats, which included 80 centuries. His tally of tons is only fewer than Sachin Tendulkar, who holds the record for the most international centuries (100).

Kohli has also been in great form in the ongoing IPL as he is the highest run-scorer with 661 runs in 13 innings at 66.10.

Kohli will also be a part of India’s squad which will participate in next month’s ICC T20 World Cup in the United States and West Indies.

India will start their World Cup campaign against Ireland on June 5 at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, New York, followed by the match against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 9 at the same venue. India will then take the field against USA and Canada on June 12 and 15 respectively.