CWC 2019 Extra: German legend Thomas Muller supports Team India and Virat Kohli

Ajit Vijaykumar 20:40 03/06/2019
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India captain Virat Kohli.

Germany and Bayern Munich icon Thomas Muller sprang a bit of a surprise by lending his support to India and Virat Kohli at the ongoing Cricket World Cup.

Muller, 29, stated on Twitter that since India skipper Kohli has been a regular supporter of the German football team, it was time to return the favour.

The 29-year-old  – the 2014 world champion with Die Mannschaft – took to Twitter on Monday to throw his weight behind India and Kohli. The Men in Blue begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on Wednesday.

Muller tweeted: “I wish all participants of the Cricket World Cup 2019 good luck and thrilling matches. Especially I cross my fingers for Kohli, the captain of the Indian team.”

SUPER CATCH… IN THE CROWD

A photographer from AFP found himself in the news after taking a stunning catch during the match between Bangladesh and South Africa at The Oval.

Ian Kington – who was working near the players’ dressing rooms – saw South Africa captain Faf du Plessis hit a straight six off spinner Mosaddek Hossain.

With one hand on his camera, Kington caught the ball with his right hand and then coolly acknowledged the applauding crowd.

“That is a good grab, that is a classic catch,” said commentator Mark Nicholas. Take a look yourself.

STAT OF THE DAY

737 – Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz is back in the ODI team after a gap of two years. He was picked because of the pace and experience that he brings to the team. However, he didn’t have much to do in the opening game against West Indies as Pakistan were blown away for 105.

However in his second match, Wahab finally had an entry in the wicket’s column, sending back Jonny Bairstow with a sharp lifter. It was his first wicket since April 2017. Or to be precise, 737 days.

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