Virat Kohli’s record-breaking run continues in World Cup 2023. In the match against South Africa, the Indian batter etched history by equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s 49 ODI Centuries record. The knock became more special as it came on his birthday. Meanwhile, the Cricket fraternity is wishing Virat Kohli to reach the milestone. Amid, an Indian journalist brought the topic in front of Sri Lanka captain Kushal Mendis who was attending press conference ahead of their match against Bangladesh. However, Mendis didn’t appreciate the topic being raised during the SL vs BAN match conference.
Kushal Mendis refused to congratulate Virat Kohli
The journalist informed Kushal Mendis about Virat’s achievement and asked him if he would like to congratulate him. The Sri Lankan skipper gave a confusing reaction, chuckled, and mocked the reporter saying ‘Why would I congratulate him.’
Some fans stood by Kushal Mendis, saying you can’t make someone praise your favorite player. But his comment was not well-received by most of the Netizens. Virat Kohli’s fans criticized Mendis, thinking he might be jealous of Kohli’s success. Others said he could be upset after facing a humiliating defeat against India at Wankhede. Here’s the video.
Kushal Mendis , Who ?
— Bihar_se_hai (@Bihar_se_hai) November 5, 2023
Sri Lanka Cricket is facing a big setback after getting bowled out on 55 runs against India. As per reports, the Sports Minister of the country is going to change the entire Cricket Board of Sri Lanka. Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan team is on the brink of getting knocked out of the World Cup. Even if they win their next two games by a large margin, their chances of making it to the top 4 are slim.
Kushal Mendis-led side will face Bangladesh on November 6 and later, they will play their last group match against New Zealand on November 9 at Bengaluru. Currently, with 2 wins in 7 games, Sri Lanka is standing at no.7 at the points table.