‘Diwali starts right now’: Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan applaud Kohli’s knock against Pakistan – News

Several other Bollywood celebrities including Vicky Kaushal, Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar reacted to India’s stunning victory over Pakistan on Sunday.

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By web desk

Published: Sun 23 Oct 2022, 20:16

Last updated: Sun 23 Oct 2022, 23:39

There has been a momentous outpouring of love and support following Virat Kohli’s majestic blow – the biggest of his T20 career – when India hit a cliffhanger at the ICC T20 World Cup on Sunday, beating arch-rivals Pakistan by four wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

In the pursuit of 160, India ran into serious trouble after being reduced to 31 for four in the seventh over. But Kohli (82 not out, 53 balls, 6 fours, 4 sixes) and Hardik Pandya (40, 37 balls, 1 four, 2 sixes) brought India back into the game with an exciting fifth wicket partnership.

Tributes from fans, sports contemporaries and Bollywood celebrities poured in as the world learned of the legendary victory, with Shah Rukh Khan, Sourav Ganguly Abhishek Bachchan, Vicky Kaushal, Shahid Kapoor, Sushmita Sen, Farhan Akhtar, Javed Akhtar and many others responding to India’s win.

Here’s a rundown of how some Bollywood celebrities have applauded the history-making thriller:

Shah Rukh Khan

“So good to watch a great game of cricket. So great to see India win. So brilliant to watch [Virat Kohli] hitting….and so inspiring to see him cry and smile….and the background music of Chak de India!! Happy Diwali starts now!!!

Abhishek Bachchan

“King Kohli!!! That’s the tweet.”

Vicky Kaushal

“Even the gods wanted such a game!” What a splendor of a knock from the absolute KING. @virat.kohli Grit. calm. Believe. Thanks for the Diwali gift, [Team India].”

Shahid Kapoor

“Virat, you are special. Thank you for today. If you believe and persevere, you will become the vessel through which the world witnesses magic.”

Sushimita Sen

“WHAT A MATCH!!!! Greetings [Virat Kohli]; lost my voice screaming!!!”

Preity Zinta

“OMG! This game tonight. My heart was beating like crazy. What a fantastic win from the boys in blue. Wow [Virat Kohli]; love your spirit and wow to the whole team. Happy Diwali to all smiling faces out there.”

Farhan Akhtar

“What a boss. [Virat Kohli] you absolute beauty .. never give up.”

Javed Akhtar

“Virat tum ko saat khoon maaf, thank you very much. Jeetay raho (Virat you are forgiven for everything else. May you have a long life).”

Riteish Deshmukh

“Is this one of the best matches ever seen. [India vs Pakistan 2022] – who wins? Come one India – one ball/2 runs.”


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