Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma undoubtedly are the backbones of Indian cricket. Both are playing for India together for more than 10-12 years. The dominance of the Indian cricket team in last 7-10 years can be owed to these two. They have together formed many big partnerships whether in T20s, Test or ODIs & won lots of matches for India.
However, from the last few years people are speculating many rumors about Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma Friendship. Many believe that the relationship between Virat & Rohit has been hampered more than before. Few reports claim that Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma friendship was spoiled after India’s heart-breaking loss in CWC ‘2019. But both publicly dismissed these rumors many times.
In this article we are going to look at 6 Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma friendship moments in recent times which will show the quality of bond between them. Witness how much they are attached to each other & support each other. These friendship moments are already winning hearts of Indian cricket fans in social media. So, if you are a fan of Indian cricket, these moments will win your heart too.
5 Best Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma Friendship Moments
1. When DRS succeed!
This occasion was captured during India vs England second test match at Lords cricket stadium in August 2021. The Indian team was rocking that match both with the bat & ball, resulting India emerged as victorious in that match. Along with the superb win, Indian fans also saw Virat & Rohit Bromance in this match.
In fact, Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma friendship was seen many times in that match from the field to the dressing room. At this moment, during England’s innings when India DRS went successful, Virat was seen hugging Rohit very warmly with a burst of happiness. Not only this, Virat and Rohit were sometimes seen having fun with each other on the balcony of Lord’s and sometimes in the dressing room.
During the match, both the star cricketers were seen leading the Indian team towards victory with each other in game plan, wicket celebration and difficult times. Watch this moment:
2. Patting & Crazy Celebration
Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma friendship was on full display during the 3rd T20 against Australia in Hyderabad in September 2022. India had to chase a big target in that match to win the series, but sublime batting from Suryakumar Yadav & Virat Kohli made this target smaller & won the match for India.
In the last over, Virat Kohli got out after scoring a brilliant 63 off 48. Rohit who was at the dugout, went up to him and patted him on the back. Both then enjoy the rest of the match by sitting on the staircase like best friends. After Hardik smashed winning runs, the camera focussed towards the staircase where Kohli and Rohit celebrated the win together and hugged each other very wildly.
Kohli passionately patted on Rohit Sharma’s thighs and then on his back as the current captain hugged the former India captain. It was a heart winning moment that the cameraman captured and went viral on social media.
3. Iconic Lift by Rohit
Undoubtedly, This was the best friendship moment between these two. It was captured after India’s unbelievable win over arch-rival Pakistan in T20 world cup 2022 in Australia. India was nowhere in the game after the first six overs, but thanks to the best T20 inning of Virat Kohli & solid knock of Hardik Pandya that took India home.
From players to coaches everyone was hugging & appreciating Kohli for his superb knock. In between, Rohit Sharma came up with a priceless gesture for Virat Kohli. He ran onto the field and picked Virat Kohli on his shoulders very passionately & rotated him 2-3 times in the air.
Later on, many images went viral of Virat & Rohit hugging each other very warmly inside the dressing room. These types of moments only happen when the bond between two people is very special.
4. Virat Kohli Interviewed by Rohit Sharma
After Virat’s 71st century in International cricket, Rohit Sharma turned into an interviewer for his mate. This moment was recorded after the India vs Afghanistan match in the Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai International Stadium. Rohit Sharma was out in this match, as he was given rest. In his absence, Virat Kohli took the role of opener & scored an unbeaten 122 off 61 balls, ending his century drought. India won that match against Afghanistan with a bang
After the match, Rohit Sharma himself interviewed Virat Kohli, which became an interesting video. Sharma asked Kohli about how he felt after scoring the century, the latter could not stop smiling and also pulled Sharma’s leg for speaking pure Hindi. “Itni shuddh Hindi bola raha hai mere saath pehli baar (For the first time he is talking to me in pure Hindi),” Kohli looked at the camera and said.
Going forward both discussed about the Virat comeback & support presented to him by captain Rohit Sharma & the team management. He then addressed how this break from cricket which helped him come back with a lot more excitement. This video created so much buzz around fans that it went viral immediately after it was posted.
What happens when @ImRo45 interviews @imVkohli ☺️ 👏— BCCI (@BCCI) September 9, 2022
Laughs, mutual admiration & a lot of respect 😎- by @ameyatilak
Full interview 📽️https://t.co/8bVUaa0pUw #TeamIndia | #AsiaCup2022 | #INDvAFG pic.twitter.com/GkdPr9crLh
5. Celebrating each other success
There is a saying, “If you are jealous of your friend’s success then you are not his/her friend“. We can understand the Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma friendship from this aspect. In their long cricketing careers, both have enjoyed & appreciated each other’s successes million times from their bottom of heart. These two are the proof from recent times:
> Rohit ODI Ton
In this occasion, Rohit Sharma enjoyed his celebration on hitting ODI ton after 1101 days against New Zealand on February 2023. But, he got dismissed just after his century. On his way back to the pavilion, Virat who was coming to bat patted him & then both shared a moment of laughter together. BCCI also share this moment with the caption “These Two“. See here:
> Virat 100th Test Match
On another occasion, during Virat Kohli 100th test match(March 2022), Virat was so eager to get into the field for his 100th Test against Sri Lanka that skipper Rohit Sharma had to call him back so that the Indian team could give him a guard of honour. The Indian team then gathered to celebrate their former skipper’s special occasion and a beaming Kohli walked back into the field for a second time to thunderous applause. He gave a thumbs-up to Rohit in appreciation of the gesture. See here:
6. Virat gives heartwarming hug to Rohit Sharma
This moment is very recent from all above. This was spotted during India’s match against Sri Lanka in Asia Cup 2023.
During Sri Lanka run chase, standing at the first slip, Rohit showed incredible reflexes to take an incredible catch, diving towards his right despite the low height of the ball.
Virat Kohli recognised Rohit’s brilliant effort and immediately moved towards him. Kohli wasted no time in giving Rohit a warm hug in visuals that won the hearts of cricket fans across the globe. The video clip has gone viral on the social media, as fans were delighted to see the current and former Indian captains bond.
Cannot keep @imjadeja out of the game! 🤯— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) September 12, 2023
Rewarded for his disciplined bowling, Jaddu sends skipper @dasunshanaka1 packing!#SriLanka in trouble.
Tune-in to #AsiaCupOnStar, LIVE NOW on Star Sports Network#INDvSL #Cricket pic.twitter.com/vsI2M1TTDr
Special Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma Friendship Moment
Blast from the past: After scoring 200 against Sri Lanka, Roht Congratulates Virat for his wedding in a cheeky way. Virat Kohli, like a true skipper, did not miss the chance to refer to the amazing accomplishment of his teammate and Anushka too congratulated Rohit on his historic sweep in the match.
Conclusion – Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma Friendship
These are just 5, but there have been more than a hundred moments between these two greats in recent times. These moments are the solid evidence that there is no rift between Virat & Rohit now. Because it is impossible for two people to share these moments if there is a rift between them.
Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma have 5 double centuries partnership in ODIs and partnerships are only built when the coordination between two players is strong. They are & will remain as the backbone of Indian cricket. I am hopeful that these 2 will form many big partnerships in the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India to lead India to glory. What do you think about India’s world cup chances? Look at this Complete analysis of the Indian team for cricket world cup 2023 now.
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Somesh Lakhera, a passionate cricket enthusiast with over 13 years of dedicated cricket-watching experience. With an unwavering love for the game, Somesh shares his insights and knowledge through his cricket blogging, bringing the excitement of cricket to fans around the world.