India vs Australia 1st T20I: Former India skipper Virat Kohli was given a unique gift by a couple of fans prior to India’s 1st T20 International against Australia as the Men in Blue left ground after the end of practice session. Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) on Tuesday shared a clip via its official Twitter handle in which Virat Kohli could be seen accepting a special portrait of himself from fans and clicking pictures with them.
Until the match 🇮🇳 #IndvsAus #TeamIndia #India @imVkohli @HarshalPatel23 @Jaspritbumrah93 @BhuviOfficial @surya_14kumar @deepak_chahar9 @RishabhPant17 @akshar2026 @klrahul @hardikpandya7 @ImRo45 @yuzi_chahal @y_umesh @HoodaOnFire @surya_14kumar @DineshKarthik #1stT20I #IndvsAus pic.twitter.com/gKJDCb292c
— Punjab Cricket Association (@pcacricket) September 19, 2022
A few days back, Virat completed 50 million followers on Twitter, making him the first cricketer to reach 50 million followers on the micro-blogging site. This proves Virat’s extreme popularity among cricket fans all over the world.
Over 50 million people follow Virat on Facebook and a whopping 211 million people follow the RCB legend on Instagram. Also, Kohli became the 4th most followed sports athlete and highest followed cricketer in the world. Second on this list is Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who has 37.8 million followers on Twitter.
Talking about Ind vs Aus 1st T20I, Australia captain Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bowl first. Team India, batting first, scored 208 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 6 wickets. Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were the star performers for India as both scored fifties to put India in a comfortable position.
India vs Australia 1st T20 series will be played at IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali on September 20. India vs Australia’s 2nd T20I match will be played in Nagpur on 23rd September. The same venue will host the third and final T20I in Hyderabad. After this, India will play three T20s and three ODIs against South Africa.