Several other Bollywood celebrities including Vicky Kaushal, Shahid Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar reacted to India’s stunning victory over Pakistan on Sunday.
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!!!
“King Kohli!!! That’s the tweet.”
“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].”
“Virat, you are special. Thank you for today. If you believe and persevere, you will become the vessel through which the world witnesses magic.”
“WHAT A MATCH!!!! Greetings [Virat Kohli]; lost my voice screaming!!!”
“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.”
“What a boss. [Virat Kohli] you absolute beauty .. never give up.”
“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).”
“Is this one of the best matches ever seen. [India vs Pakistan 2022] – who wins? Come one India – one ball/2 runs.”