Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who on August 6 became the first Indian captain to win two Test series in Sri Lanka after beating the island nation by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test match, met India’s former World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler ‘The Great Khali’ after post match press conference in Colombo. The Great Khali (Dalip Singh Rana) debuted as a wrestler on 7th October in 2000. Before, selecting wrestling as his profession, he was posted as a police officer in Punjab.
Soon after his meeting with ‘The Great Khali’, Virat Kohli shared few pictures of himself with the wrestler. He captioned the images as: “It was Great to meet The Great Khali, what a guy!”
Within no time, Virat Kohli’s tweet got over 4,500 retweets and about 38,000 likes.
It was Great to meet The Great Khali, what a guy!pic.twitter.com/FoUhHMWFcX
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 6, 2017
Earlier, Team India India rode to a superb batting performance followed by effective bowling to defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 53 runs in the second Test at the Sinhallese Sports Club.
Unable to follow on, the Sri Lankan batsmen got all out for 386 runs in their second innings on the penultimate day of the Test.
Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja did most of the damage with figures of 5/152. Star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had figures of 2/132 while medium-pacer Hardik Pandya returned 2/31. Fast bowler Umesh Yadav took one wicket.
India has now taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Soon after receiving the man of the match award, number 1 bowler in Tests, Ravindra Jadeja was suspended for the third Test for throwing the ball back at Sri Lanka opener Dimuth Karunaratne, who had not left the crease.