'Gracious' Kohli enjoys a good laugh on ground after humiliating loss to Pakistan

By: | Updated: 19 Jun 2017 10:16 AM

Virat Kohliand Yuvraj Singh enjoy a joke with Shoaib Malik.

New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli and teammate Yuvraj Singh shared a few laughs on the ground with Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik and bowling coach Azhar Mahmood after getting decimated in the final of the Champions Trophy. 

The body language of Kohli showed that he wasn't much perturbed by the humiliating 180-run loss by arch-rivals in a match where they entered as favourites. Even though India and Pakistan cricketers share a good rapport beyond the field, it was a shocking moment for a billion Indians who faced dejection from all corners throughout the day. It gave an impression that the Indian captain wasn't much moved by the disheartening performance on a big day and wants to get over it quickly.

In the video, Kohli and Malik are seen cracking a joke of a 'catch' with the Indian cricketers before the match presentations.

Despite the heavy loss, Kohli had a smile on his face in the match presentation ceremony. "I want to congratulate Pakistan, they had an amazing tournament, the way they turned things around, speak volumes for the talent they have.
"They proved it again, they can upset anyone on their day, disappointing for us but I have a smile on my face because we played well to reach the final," Kohli added.

Backing his decision to bat second, Kohli said "Small margins can be massive but we've only lost a game
of cricket, we need to move forward and learn from our mistakes. The pitch was consistent throughout, we backed out strengths (to chase)."

His post-match comments were appreciated by Pakistani fans though.


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