New Delhi: The Indian skipper Virat Kohli congratulated BJ Watling before the start of play and the gesture won hearts on the social media platform after the ICC released its video on their Twitter handle. BJ Watling is playing his swansong match for the Kiwis and he has been a top performer for New Zealand over the years.Also Read - India Being Used As Potential 'Back Door' Into Europe For Russian Oil, Suggests Report
Watling had earlier revealed that the WTC Final will be the last Test match for the Kiwis. It has been an incredible career for New Zealand’s gloveman as he has delivered in all the conditions. Also Read - LIVE India vs Leicestershire 4-Day Warm-up Match Cricket Score: LEI Finish On 219/4 As Match Ends In A Draw
The right-hander has scored 3790 runs in 75 Test matches for New Zealand at a decent average of 37.52. Watling scored 19 fifties, eight hundred and a double century in his impressive career for the Kiwis. Watling has also taken 262 catches and effected eight stumpings in the red-ball version. However, he was dismissed after scoring only one run in the first innings of the WTC final against India as he got a peach of a ball from Mohammed Shami. Also Read - Virat Kohli Back as India's Test Captain - Twitterverse Urge BCCI After Rohit Sharma Tests Covid +ve Ahead of 5th Test vs England
Watch Virat Kohli’s gesture towards BJ Watling:
This is how Twitter reacted to Kohli’s gesture:
Meanwhile, India is currently 130-5 and we all can witness an exciting finish. New Zealand was able to take three wickets in the opening session on reserve day whereas India scored 66 runs. India is ahead by 98 runs and they will look to set up a target of more than 180 for New Zealand.