Renowned Indian cricketer Virat Kohli has made headlines with his recent action on social media, choosing to unfollow Canadian-based Punjabi singer Shubh on Instagram. This digital move comes in the wake of Shubh’s controversial sharing of a distorted map of India, which stirred a whirlwind of controversy and allegations surrounding his support for Khalistani separatist movements.
Shubh, who was once admired by the 26-year-old cricketing sensation Kohli, now finds himself distanced in the virtual realm due to his contentious Instagram story. The post not only raised eyebrows but also triggered protests in Mumbai. Shubh had originally been scheduled to perform aboard the Cordelia Cruise as part of the Cruise Control 4.0 event from September 23 to 25. The objections came from the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), citing Shubh’s purported affiliations.
Shifting our focus to the recent cricketing exploits of Indian cricket icon Virat Kohli, he finds himself in sublime form in the realm of One Day Internationals (ODIs). Kohli left cricket enthusiasts awestruck with a stellar innings of 122* against their arch-rivals, Pakistan, securing his 47th century in the world of ODIs. Notably, the cricketing maestro partnered with KL Rahul to craft an impressive 200-run alliance, propelling India to a commanding total of 356 runs.
In response, Pakistan grappled with the arduous task of chasing the formidable target and eventually succumbed to a substantial defeat, trailing by a substantial 228-run margin. Subsequently, India’s path to the Asia Cup final was paved by their triumphant encounter with Sri Lanka. However, India faced an obstacle in their last Super Four match against Bangladesh.
Nonetheless, this temporary setback did not impede India’s grand performance in the Asia Cup final. An extraordinary bowling performance by Mohammad Siraj stifled Sri Lanka, restricting them to a meager 50 runs. In response, India’s opening duo of Shubman Gill and Ishan Kishan executed a flawless pursuit of the target, securing India’s eighth Asia Cup title in a memorable Sunday showdown.