It’s not the first time that people saw a glimpse of Indian skipper Virat Kohli in some other person, whether it was a fan or a spectator in the crowds or a player of another team. Pakistan opening batsman Ahmed Shahzad had often been mistaken for Kohli with his batting style and looks similar to that of Kohli. The latest entrant in the ones resembling Kohli is Pakistan’s newest batsman on the block, Saud Shakeel.
The left-handed batsman playing in just his second ODI against England in the second of the three-match series played a lone fighting hand of 56 runs but it couldn’t help the visitors reach the target of 248 runs set by the hosts in a truncated 47-over an innings match.
During his 77-ball knock, the cameraman captured Shakeel many times in close-ups whether he was taking a guard at the crease or just coming from the drinks break with his helmet off. With his hairstyle, beard and similar face shape, the fans couldn’t help but notice the resemblance with the Indian skipper.
Many fans thought joked that Virat Kohli had gone to Pakistan to complete his ever-elusive 71st international century, while some fans just commented on how similar they two look.
Here are some of the reactions:
Kohli saab has reached Pakistan in search of 71st hundred. pic.twitter.com/CyAyA00Ig9
— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) July 11, 2021
— Khurram (@Saykhurram) July 10, 2021
Now Pakistan has its own Kohli! pic.twitter.com/kxEYyiGNHx
— H.Umair (@565Umair) July 10, 2021
Virat Kohli has reached Pakistan in search of the 71st hundred.
DESPERATE TIMES DESPERATE MEASURES. pic.twitter.com/BHMcQTj2Of
— Hemant Kumar (@SportsCuppa) July 11, 2021
— WALI NASIR (@noturbrouh) July 11, 2021
Saud Shakeel helmet pehn kr Virat Kohli lgta hai
— درویـــــــــــــــــش (@iamMrZia) July 10, 2021
Saud Shakeel new Virat Kohli?
— #We want aggressive Kohli back (@crickohli18) July 10, 2021