Not just the cricket field, Indian skipper Virat Kohli's antics offline have earned him a massive following on social media.
Regarded as one of the finest cricketers of our generation, 31-year-old Kohli recently became the first Indian to clock 50 million followers on Instagram.
So it shouldn't come as a surprise that when Kohli, who is currently touring New Zealand with Team India, posted a goofy photo with teammates Prithvi Shaw and Mohammad Shami, it was bound to go viral.
"Naya post Sundar dost," Kohli captioned the now-viral photo across social media platforms.
The Internet did the rest.
He: Tere bhai ko nahi chadti..— رومانا (@RomanaRaza) February 16, 2020
After 4 pegs: pic.twitter.com/PjUnzwZNSv
Teacher: pay attention in the class— Aarohi Tripathy (@aarohi_vns) February 16, 2020
2 y/o kid:— sir-kid (@ooobhaishab) February 16, 2020
Me trying to stop him from crying: pic.twitter.com/I8BVxOiJF7
After listening Dus Bahane 2.0 pic.twitter.com/9o5r3976jI— Bruce Wayne (@WaizArd20) February 16, 2020
Scenes from remake of "The Shawshank Redemption" pic.twitter.com/KGpQn23XzV— Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) February 16, 2020
Coming back to cricket, after annihilating the Kiwis in T20I series 5-0, Men in Blue suffered a 0-3 whitewash in the ODI series that followed.
The two teams will now meet eat each other for the 2-match Test series starting 21 February at Basin Reserve in Wellington.