Perhaps the best description of the two captains being snapped along the boundary ropes during the match came from the sports commentator Gautam Bhimani who wrote: "Never thought I would see a situation where two of the worlds most iconic batsmen (that too from opposite camps) would be sitting outside the boundary laughing, chatting and watching an international game like two wide eyed ball boys! Love it."
While Williamson was ruled out owing to a shoulder injury, Kohli decided to hand the baton to hitman Rohit Sharma in the final contest.
Besides India clinching the series 5-0, the first-ever team to do so in T20I format, the photo of Kohli and Williamson having a candid conversation away from action soon became the talk of the town as fans rushed to celebrate the unity and "spirit of cricket".
Kohli & Kane sitting together during the match! Moment of the series, guysss.❤️ pic.twitter.com/jVOtFOqmXT— Anu (@virat_always) February 2, 2020
Never thought I would see a situation where two of the worlds most iconic batsmen (that too from opposite camps) would be sitting outside the boundary laughing, chatting and watching an international game like two wide eyed ball boys! Love it #NZvsIND #kohli #williamson pic.twitter.com/Yrv5NGPhD7— Gautam Bhimani (@gbhimani) February 2, 2020
Kohli, in a post-match interview, heaped praises on Williamson and asserted that the Kiwi team was in the right hands and leadership of the 29-year-old cricketer.
"Kane is just a great guy. Kane and I have similar mindsets, similar philosophies. It is amazing that despite being from different parts of the world, we have similar thinking and we speak the same language. Despite what the scoreline suggests," Kohli said.
"I feel that New Zealand cricket is in the best hands and he is the right guy to lead this team. He is the perfect, perfect man to lead them. I wish him the best of luck and power to lead this side in the future. They are a side everyone loves to watch and play against," he further added.
But you are here for memes, aren't you? Although cricket fans couldn't get enough of the two captains, they did capture the moment with hilarious memes and commentary. Rishabh Pant, who was accompanying the duo, wasn't spared either.
“Yeh to mere bina bhi jeet gaye” pic.twitter.com/5PVNd2hInw— Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) February 2, 2020
Pant giving batting tips to 2 batsmen who couldn't make into the playing xi pic.twitter.com/zOO8bSqVX0— Kuptaan (@Kuptaan) February 2, 2020
Kohli asking kane how to keep smiling in every situation pic.twitter.com/r3iYkR9vDv— Mahi (@i_stanKohli18) February 2, 2020
Kohli: Hey Kane, how does it feel to be an IPL winner?— Silly Point (@FarziCricketer) February 2, 2020
Kane: You tell me, how does it feel to be a World Cup winner?
Pant: First you both tell me, how does it feel to play cricket? pic.twitter.com/V1burDyKVA