Surrey Cricket has confirmed the signing of Indian cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli for the month of June so ending months of anticipation that he would use the county circuit to warm up for the Test series against England in August.
Kohli will become the fourth Test-eligible Indian player in county cricket this year with fellow batsman Cheteshwar Pujara currently at Yorkshire and seamers Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron representing Division Two clubs Sussex and Leicestershire respectively.
The Delhi lad will be available for all Surrey cricket throughout the month, beginning with Royal London Cup 50-over matches against Middlesex – an opening match at Lord’s for India’s captain – and Glamorgan and three Championship matches against Hampshire, Somerset and Yorkshire.
England women cricketer, Alexandra Hartley is also delighted with the news of Surrey signing the Indian captain for the upcoming season.
“Wow!! Welcome to the UK Kohli 🙊 What an unbelievable signing. 💃🏼🏏#WelcomeKohli #ViratKohli”, Hartley wrote on her Twitter handle while welcoming Virat Kohli to UK.
Also, Hartley is following the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from her home in Blackburn and is supporting Virat Kohli led team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).