The bond between Virat Kohli and Novak Djokovic has become the latest sensation, with the Serbian tennis world no.1 and the former Indian cricket captain expressing mutual admiration. Djokovic, ahead of the Australian Open 2024, acknowledged their ongoing text conversations, sparking curiosity among fans.
Djokovic’s Invitation After Kohli’s Revelation
In response to a video shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), where Kohli narrated their social media encounters, Djokovic took to X (formerly Twitter) to express gratitude. He thanked Kohli for the kind words and extended an invitation for a match together. The nature of the match, whether involving bat and ball or tennis racquets, remains a delightful mystery.
Djokovic’s interest in cricket became evident when he was seen playing tennis with Australian cricketer Steve Smith. The tennis legend also ventured into cricket, showcasing his versatility on the field. Following the revelation of his connection with Kohli, Djokovic’s engagement with the ‘gentleman’s game’ is poised to increase.
The Genesis of Their Friendship
The unexpected friendship between the cricket and tennis icons began when Djokovic referred to Kohli as his ‘text buddy.’ Kohli, in a video shared by BCCI, revealed the organic initiation of their connection. Surprised to find a message from Djokovic in his Instagram Direct Messages (DM), Kohli narrated their story, emphasizing their mutual admiration and respect.
Kohli shared insights into their regular exchanges of congratulatory messages, with Djokovic even posting an Instagram story to celebrate Kohli’s 50th ODI century. The cricket maestro expressed deep appreciation for Djokovic’s supportive gestures, calling it a message of inspiration for the next generation.
On-Field Performances After Friendship Revelation
Both Djokovic and Kohli showcased their sporting prowess soon after their newfound friendship came to light. Djokovic survived a tough challenge in the Australian Open, securing a hard-fought victory. Meanwhile, Kohli marked his T20I comeback with a breezy knock of 29 off 16 balls against Afghanistan, contributing to India’s comfortable six-wicket win.
As the friendship between Kohli and Djokovic takes the spotlight, sports enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the prospect of a friendly match that transcends the boundaries of cricket and tennis. Stay tuned for further developments in this unexpected sporting camaraderie.