The Indian captain Virat Kohli has won infinite awards for his record-breaking contributions to the game and Indian cricket. The right-handed batsman has been worthy of every award that he has won. However, the Internet was set on debate when Virat won the ICC “Spirit of the Cricket Award”.
The Cricket fans were of the opinion that New Zealand’s captain Kane Williamson was probably the more deserving one. Supporting the opinion, Virat himself was surprised after he got the news of this award. Talking to the media, Virat said, “I am surprised that I have got it, after many years of being under the scanner for the wrong things”. Virat also discussed the incident which happened during India vs Australia World Cup 2019 game when he stopped the fans from booing Smith.
“It is part of the camaraderie that sportsmen must have with each other. That moment was purely understanding an individual’s situation. I don’t think a guy who is coming out a situation like that needs to be taken advantage of. You can sledge, can have banter on the field, you say things to the opposition in wanting to beat them. But booing someone is not in the spirit of any sport, I don’t endorse it”, he concluded.
Virat is known for his aggression on the field, he has been seen many times giving players send-offs. But simultaneously he has been a great ambassador of the game and the incident of Steve Smith is a prime example of it.