MC Mary Kom and Virat Kohli are legends of their respective sports and are adored by millions of fans around the world. If Mary Kom is the reigning queen of the Boxing world, Kohli is the undisputed champ on the cricket field. Both the stalwarts share a mutual respect for each other and known to share a great rapport off the field. While Kohli is currently involved in the ongoing Indian Premier League, Mary Kom is preparing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
During a promotional advertisement shoot for a leading sports brand, the magnificent Mary met Kohli and the two posed for the pictures. Mary’s kids are big cricket buffs and huge fans of Kohli. The 36-year-old later shared a couple of pictures from the shoot on her official Instagram account. “My boys are so excited today to meet with the captain of India cricket team @virat.kohli, one the best batsman in the world. Days out with my husband @onler_kom @pumaindia #fanmoment #excitement #sportslover #shootingtime #delhi”, Mary Kom captioned it.
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Mary Kom is the most successful boxer in the history of Women’s World Championships. She won her sixth gold medal with a unanimous 5-0 result over Ukraine’s Hanna Okhota last year in Delhi. Mary Kom defeated her opponent in the 48kg category without breaking a sweat. With this gold, ‘Magnificent Mary’ also matched Cuban men’s legend Felix Savon as the joint most successful pugilist (men and women) in the World Championships history.
On the other side, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Kohli grabbed the headlines for his on-field aggression during the match against Kings XI Punjab. Punjab captain R Ashwin were on the receiving end of Kohli’s ire. Both the players gave each other explosive send-offs which became the talking point among fans in the high-voltage encounter.
It all started with Ashwin giving Kohli a send-off after the latter was dismissed by Mohammed Shami for 13. This after Hardus Viljoen dropped him in the second over of the RCB innings. Not one to forget such things, Kohli waited for his turn and it did come in the last over of the Kings XI Punjab innings. Chasing 203 for victory, Punjab needed 27 runs off the final over.
Ashwin started well by hitting Umesh Yadav for a six off the first ball. But his attempt to hit another one out of the park landed in the hands of Kohli at long-on.
Not only did Kohli celebrate in his typical aggressive style, he also mocked Ashwin for ‘Mankading’ Rajasthan Royals batsman Jos Buttler earlier in the league. An angry Ashwin was seen throwing his gloves in the dugout.