Lahore: The captain of India, Virat Kohli, was invited to play in Pakistan by a follower during the T20I match at the team’s home against Sri Lanka, causing a tizzy on social networks.
Due to political tensions, the arch-rivals of India and Pakistan do not participate in bilateral series and only meet at events of the ICC, the last in the 2019 World Cup.
Kohli, one of the best hitters in the world and a very popular figure in the sport, has not yet played in Pakistan.
The fan at Gadaffi Stadium held a banner that read “Virat Kohli, we want to see you playing in Pakistan,” during the third and final T20I that the hosts lost on Wednesday.
Pakistan star hitter Babar Azam is also a big fan of Kohli and has said it in public on many occasions.
The two Asian giants have not played a bilateral series since 2012/13, when Pakistan had traveled to India for an ODI and T20I series.
India currently plays with South Africa in three home trials, the second of which is underway in Pune.
Meanwhile, Pakistan lost to Sri Lanka for the second chain in 13 races in the third and final finals of the T20, as the visitors completed a 3-0 laundering of the world’s best ranked T20I team.