The much-awaited Test series between India and England has finally kicked off in Nottingham on Wednesday. As expected, there was drama even before the first ball was bowled as Virat Kohli revealed the team news. With so many speculations around India's preferred bowling combination ahead of this match, the fans were left in shock as India decided to leave Ravichandran Ashwin out of the playing XI.
The Indian captain came under criticism for this decision as fans expressed their disappointment on the same. Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan was also surprised with India's call to exclude Ashwin from the first Test. Amid all the criticism and the tweets, one of the netizens revealed something about Virat Kohli which left everyone in awe of him once again.
What a beautiful gesture by Kohli!
Replying to Michael Vaughan's tweet, one person named Robert Burns commented that while Virat Kohli did not include Ravichandran Ashwin in the side, he did made a beautiful gesture to his son. Ahead of the first Test at Trent Bridge, the Indian skipper notably gifted his spikes to Burns' son as the person shared the picture as the proof of Kohli's kind act.
It can be seen in the image that the shoes have also been signed by Kohli, which certainly makes it a special memorabilia for the young kid. While one of the kids got the signed spikes, it looks like one of his friends got an autograph of the Indian captain on his miniature cricket bat.
Kohli is certainly winning hearts on and off the field
While the Indian skipper impressed everyone with his gesture off the field, he certainly found himself in the middle of the action on Day 1. Virat Kohli was quite busy in the first session as he kept rotating his four seamers quite intelligently.
After taking an unsuccessful review, Kohli trusted Rishabh Pant's instincts once again to take another review which eventually resulted in dismissal of Zak Crawley. The on-air commentators were full of praise for the Indian captain for showing so much trust on the young wicketkeeper which gave India the second wicket. Going to lunch on Day 1, England's score read 61/2 after 25 overs.