Watch: Fan Cheers for Babar Azam, Wearing Virat Kohli’s RCB Jersey at a PSL Match

A fan was spotted wearing the jersey of Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers’ Bangalore at the PSL match between Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars.

Nandini Rikhee
Written by Nandini Rikhee , Sports Journalist
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 | 09:32 PM IST | 100.4K
Fan wears Kohli’s RCB Jersey at a PSL Match, Cheers for Babar Azam
Fan wears Kohli’s RCB Jersey at a PSL Match, Cheers for Babar Azam ( @ShortSide/Twitter )

It's no secret that Virat Kohli and the Royal Challengers Bangalore have a massive fan base, but what took everyone by surprise was seeing that fandom extend all the way to Pakistan. In a PSL match between Peshawar Zalmi and Lahore Qalandars, a fan was caught on camera proudly sporting an RCB jersey at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium.

A fan spotted wearing RCB jersey

The big screen at the ground showcased the fan after Zalmi’s Babar scored two back-to-back boundaries off Mohammad Imran. This caught the eye of RCB and Virat Kohli’s supporters in India, who were amazed by the team and their star player's popularity in the neighboring country.

Netizens immediately started sharing the image of the fan on social media and reacted to the unusual visuals.






Lahore Qalandars were handed their fifth straight defeat after Peshawar Zalmi successfully bowled them out before they could reach the target of 212 runs, despite Rassie van der Dussen’s unbeaten century in the match. 

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Kohli and his wife Anushka took to social media on February 20 to announce the arrival of their second child, a baby boy named Akaay. This explained why Kohli was missing from the Test series squad.

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Nandini Rikhee
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