Watch: Virat Kohli asks Delhi crowd not to mock Naveen Ul Haq during IND vs AFG ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match
Virat Kohli and Naveen Ul Haq shared a hug and shook hands to bury their hatchet.
India thumped Afghanistan in the 9th match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. This encounter was played in Delhi on October 11, 2023.
Afghanistan chose to bat first and scored 272/8. Azmatullah Omarzai scored 62 runs while captain Hashmatullah Shahidi scored 80 in 88 balls. Together, they added 121 runs for the fourth wicket, putting their team within striking distance of 300 runs. However, such preparations were thwarted by Jasprit Bumrah (4/39) and Hardik Pandya (2 wickets).
Rohit Sharma took control of the chase from the off, scoring his century in just 63 balls. In 84 balls, he scored 131 runs, including 16 fours and 5 sixes. Ishan Kishan scored 47 runs overall, including 5 fours and 2 sixes.
In the end, Virat Kohli with 55* and Shreyas Iyer with 25* took India home in 15 overs and 8 wickets to spare. Rohit Sharma was named the Player of the Match as well for his record 7th World Cup century.
Virat Kohli tells the Delhi crowd to not mock Naveen Ul Haq
Virat Kohli won the hearts of cricket fans across the globe as he put his differences with Naveen-Ul Haq aside as the duo shared a warm hug during the game. Since this was the first time the two had faced off since their verbal altercation in the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL), Kohli and Naveen were the focus of the largest subplot in the India-Afghanistan match in the 2023 World Cup.
Kohli and Naveen had a heated exchange in the 2023 IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Lucknow Super Giants (LSG). The incident spilled over to the post-match handshakes, which led to Gautam Gambhir getting involved and having a go at Kohli.
After reaching peace with Naveen, Kohli made sure that the crowd also stopped making fun of him. The former Indian captain is seen asking the crowd in a video that has gone viral on social media to stop taunting Naveen.
Watch the video here: