New Delhi: India skipper Virat Kohli spent quality time with former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s daughter Ziva, following the Men In Blue’s victory over Australia in the first T20I at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi on Saturday.
Kohli took to social media to post the video, in which he is seen playing with Ziva and mimicking a cat at the same time. Kohli was blown away by Ziva’s ‘innocence’ and he posted a small video of the fun interaction on social media.
Kohli’s Twitter post read: “My reunion with Ziva. What a blessing it is to be around pure innocence 🙏❤"
Earlier, the Indian bowlers once again came to the fore as Australia’s batting woes continued as they once again failed to read Kuldeep Yadav’s left-arm wrist spin and the Chinaman finished with figures of 2/16 in 4 overs. Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah (2/17) and Yuzvendra Chahal (1/23) also played their part to perfection at the JSCA Cricket Stadium in Ranchi on Saturday.
With this victory, the ‘Men in Blue’ have now taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series and the second match will be played in Guwahati on Tuesday.
The hosts were given a target of 48 runs to chase in 6 overs after rain played spoilsport right at the end of the Aussie innings. Kohli finished the game off in style in Dhoni’s homeland, as he hit a boundary to get India over the line. Kohli and Dhawan put on an unbeaten 38-run partnership for the hosts and India won the match with no further jitters after Rohit Sharma’s wicket.