Virat Kohli has responded to Yuvraj Singh’s heartfelt handwritten note and thanked the former India cricketer for his gesture. Kohli took to Instagram to share the picture of the shoe and handwritten note he received from the two-time World Cup champion.
“Yuvi Pa thank you for this wonderful gesture. Coming from someone who’s seen my career unfold from day 1, it means a lot. Your life and your comeback from cancer was, is and will always be an inspiration for people in all walks of life not just cricket. I’ve known you for who you are and you’ve always been very generous and caring for people around you. Now we’re both parents and know what a blessing that is. I wish you all the happiness, beautiful memories and blessings in this new journey. God bless Yuvi Pa. Rab rakha,” the former Indian skipper wrote.
Earlier, Yuvraj had shared a post for the former India captain. From recalling Virat’s early days to lauding him for becoming one of the best cricketers. Yuvraj showed his love for the 33-year old.
“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.
“Your discipline and passion on the field and dedication to the sport inspire every young kid in this country to pick up the bat and dream of putting on the blue jersey one day.
“You have elevated your level of cricket every single year and achieved so much already in this wonderful game that it makes me even more excited to watch you embark on this new chapter in your career. You have been a legendary captain and a fantastic leader. I’m expecting many more of your famous run chases.
“I’m glad to have shared a bond with you as a teammate and more so a friend. Scoring runs, pulling people’s legs, cheating meals, jamming to Punjabi songs and winning cups, we’ve done it all together. Mere liye tu hamesha Cheeku rahega aur duniya ke liye King Kohli.
“Always keep the fire inside you burning. You’re a superstar. Here’s a special golden boot for you. Keep making the country proud! @virat.kohli,” he wrote.
They shared the dressing room for 9 years and were part of the 2011 World Cup and 3 T20 World Cups.
Yuvraj made a comeback to the national side under Virat Kohli in 2017 and also played the Champions Trophy in the same year. The left-handed batter was a part of Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2014 when Virat was the skipper.