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'Next is Gaumutra': Soil From Virat Kohli's School Being Flown to London Becomes Fodder For Memes

Virat Kohli started his schooling at the Vishal Bharti before moving to the Saviour Convent in his ninth grade. The School is now sending its soil to London to bless Kohli.

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Updated:June 9, 2019, 10:42 AM IST
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'Next is Gaumutra': Soil From Virat Kohli's School Being Flown to London Becomes Fodder For Memes
Virat Kohli seen in a light-hearted mood ahead of India's World Cup opener.
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Cricket in India is often described as a religion and operates in a sphere where rules of normality don’t always apply. No opportunity to build hysteria around the Indian team is missed, and every minuscule action by the players is analysed to death.

Temples are built in the names of players, and prayers are held so that India wins matches. Now with the World Cup underway, the school of Indian skipper Virat Kohli decided it too wants to get in the act.

Host broadcasters Star Sports tweeted on Friday that soil from the Vishal Bharti Public School in Uttam Nagar, where Kohli spent a part of his childhood, is being sent to London. "The soil from @imVkohli's school, where he learned to play cricket, is going to London to bless him (sic.)," Star Sports tweeted.

Fans reacted to the tweet by Star Sports in utter disbelief, unable to fathom what the school or Star Sports hoped to achieve with this stunt.

Virat Kohli is currently in England looking to become the third Indian captain to win the World Cup after Kapil Dev in 1983 and M.S. Dhoni in 2011.

Kiska idea tha ye — Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) 7 June 2019

Few also trolled the idiocy of the move

Kohli-led India started their tournament on June 5 with a convincing six-wicket win against South Africa. Their next game is against defending champions Australia, who are unbeaten in the two matches they have played thus far. The match will be played on Sunday at The Oval in London.

| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
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