Virat Kohli does not just have a huge fanbase on Twitter and Facebook from India but the neighbouring country, the arch-rival Pakistan. Kohli’s gesture towards Pakistan’s cricketing legends made Pakistani Twitterati appreciate him for his respectful gesture. On Teachers’ Day, Kohli posted a photo of himself on Twitter with names of cricketing legends in the background. The names included cricketing legends from around the world and got praised for the same.

The Indian skipper posted on Twitter, “To all the teachers around the world and especially to the ones in the Cricket World. #HappyTeachersDay”. The names had Pakistan’s cricketing legends Javed Miandad, Imran Khan and Inzamam-ul-Haq who featured in the nation’s only ODI World Cup in 1992. The photo also had a caption, “Thanks for showing how it’s done”.

Kohli has always respected the opponent. Even during ICC Champions Trophy 2017, he touted the India vs Pakistan game as a regular game of cricket and not a rivalry which impressed everyone. That’s one of the reasons why Kohli is respected in a country where India vs Pakistan games are considered as battles.

Kohli has tried to maintain good relation with Pakistani players off the field. On Shahid Afridi’s retirement, Kohli sent a memento to the former Pakistan all-rounder. The story of him gifting Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Amir his bat too made rounds on the internet. Even after the defeat in ICC Champions Trophy final, Kohli did not say a word against Pakistan players as he stood by his belief that India vs Pakistan games are just another game of cricket and not a battle.

Here are the twitter reactions from Pakistani fans