Virat, who is gearing up for the first Test against Australia in Nagpur, wrote: “Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it ?? Has anyone seen it?”
Nothing beats the sad feeling of losing your new phone without even unboxing it ☹️ Has anyone seen it?
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) 1675746258000
Soon after, as expected there was a deluge of reply posts from his fans and social media users. Some in fact felt that this was part of a product promotion.
@imVkohli This is ‘Viraat’ Pain, I pray to God that you get another phone soon… ☺️ There is one more thing that… https://t.co/K0PYqE5tYJ
— सुमित पांडेय | Sumit Pandey (@journo_sumit) 1675755313000
@imVkohli 100 in BGt 🔥🎉
— Mehran मेहरान 🇮🇳 (@mehranzaidi) 1675746286000
— Zeeshan Qayyum (@XeeshanQayyum) 1675746695000
@imVkohli Need a new one? https://t.co/wuzG4B7fMU
— Yash Jain (@YashJain88) 1675747190000
@imVkohli @Vivo_India – please send another phone. Don’t let him stress before the test match.
— vips (@vipsbuysdips) 1675752036000
@imVkohli Ye raha Virat bhai. https://t.co/f2tkjekCG0
— Dr. JANGO (@doctor_jango) 1675751574000
@imVkohli Have you tried ringing it? 😉
— Lewis O’Donnell (@EDLEOD) 1675750596000
Restaurant aggregator and food delivery company Zomato also weighed in on this and tweeted to say – “feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help”.
@imVkohli feel free to order ice cream from bhabhi’s phone if that will help 😇
— zomato (@zomato) 1675747986000
Virat’s tweet is going viral and has crossed over 2 million views
Virat has hit four tons since breaking his 1020-day century drought in last year’s T20 Asia Cup and will be eager to bring his white-ball form into Tests as well.
The opening Test of the four-match series against the Aussies will start on February 9.
India hold the Border-Gavaskar Trophy having won the last three series between the two teams, including their breakthrough triumphs Down Under in 2018-19 and 2020-2021.