He lauded skipper Virat Kohli for hugging Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan's victory in the ICC T20 World Cup.

Shoaib Akhtar has lauded India skipper Virat Kohli for hugging Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan’s victory in the ICC T20 World Cup. The India skipper even congratulated Babar Azam for his superb knock against his team.

Former Pakistan pacer took to Twitter and wrote: “True sportsman & great human being @imVkohli hats off to you.”

Virat Kohli is getting hailed for being gracious in defeat against the arch-rivals in Dubai. Matthew Hayden, the batting consultant of Pakistan, was impressed by the “sporting brotherhood” on display after the Men in Green’s victory over the Virat Kohli-led team.

“That’s the role of sport, so it’s beautiful to see those moments where MS Dhoni is holding court with a few of the (Pakistan) players and Virat Kohli and (Rizwan), you know, in brotherhood, joining hands after there were heated battles in the middle.”

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