Mumbai: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli opened the Mumbai leg of Pro Kabaddi Season 7 at the NSCI in Worli on July 27. The number one ranked Test batsman also sang the national anthem to start the leg between U Mumba and Puneri Paltan.
The seventh season of the current Pro Kabaddi shifted to Mumbai on Saturday and Kohli was invited as a special guest for the Maharashtra derby match. After opening the leg, Kohli was spotted among the crowd, enjoying the highly tense match.
Speaking on the lines of Pro Kabaddi League, Kohli said, “Kabaddi has taken a leap in the sports culture in our country since the inception of Pro Kabaddi League. Seeing a sport that we all have played as kids get to this stature today gives a different feeling altogether, especially when you know that the Indian kabaddi team is one of the best ones in the world.”
Lastly, Kohli added, “Then seeing how players from all over the globe come to India to be a part of the PKL shows that the level of the sport has been escalated exponentially. The reason kabaddi has become a world recognised sport is due to the fitness and determination of Indian kabaddi players.”
Before the match got started, Kohli tweeted about his appearance at the Pro Kabaddi match.
After Virat sang the national anthem, his fans totally went crazy as they tweeted about his wonderful voice.
See the tweets:-
#lepanga💪— Biggest Virat😘fan-Parmeet kaur (@ImVK_fan) July 28, 2019
Unbeatable #KingKohli at @ProKabaddi yesterday night..
Enjoyed a lot seeing firstly your talk before start and our nations national anthem and then your expression at every raid or defence, I enjoyed watching u more than the match..
Love you my jaan @imVkohli 😘😘😘 pic.twitter.com/KBN3WSsG23
Nothing feels better than seeing our national icon singing our national anthem.@imVkohli is the legend,He is best Cricket player of the world and the mentor of all #CricketMeriJaan. My name is Virat and I feel proud of it as me and my God name is same. Love you Sir.@ViratLovers pic.twitter.com/H1XsIp2QSU— Virat Pali (@PaliVirat) July 27, 2019
Virat Kohli singing our national anthem - it just cannot get any better. 🇮🇳— Prajakta Bhawsar (@18prajakta) July 27, 2019
What a way to start to this weekend#ProKabaddi