Former India skipper Virat Kohli and veteran Yuvraj Singh are known to be great friends. Often the duo is seen praising each other on social media. Virat Kohli is not having the best of time with bat. He was also sacked as the ODI skipper and he himself stepped down as T20I and Test skipper. Virat Kohli now has found support in Yuvraj Singh. The southpaw took to Twitter to praise Kohli.
“Mere liye tu hamesha Cheeku rahega aur duniya ke liye King Kohli (you will always be Cheeku for me and King Kohli for the world),” said former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh in a heartfelt letter to batting icon Virat Kohli on Tuesday.
As a fan, teammate and someone who has closely watched Kohli grow as a cricketer, Yuvraj posted the letter on social media.
Yuvraj, who shares a close association with sports brand PUMA alongside Kohli, also took the occasion to gift one of India’s most successful captains a special edition of PUMA’s golden boots.
“Virat, I’ve seen you grow as a cricketer and as a person. From that young boy in the nets who would walk shoulder-to-shoulder with the legends of Indian cricket, you’re now a legend yourself leading the way for a new generation,” Yuvraj, the 2011 World Cup-winning star, wrote.
In the letter, Yuvraj commended Kohli for his dedication and discipline towards his craft that serves as an inspiration for the future generation. “Your discipline in the nets, passion on the field and dedication to the sport inspires every young kid in this country to pick up the bat and dream of putting on the blue jersey one day,” he said.
“You have elevated your level of cricket every single year and achieved so much already in this wonderful game. You have been a legendary captain and a fantastic leader.”
The swashbuckling batter, who holds the record of fastest fifty in T20 Internationals, also recounted the memories spent together with Kohli, be it scoring runs for the country or sharing lighter moments off the field.
“Always keep the fire inside you burning. You’re a superstar. Here’s a special golden boot for you. Keep making the country proud,” Yuvraj added.