Virat Kohli
For the Delhi Test, Virat Kohli successfully converted the "RCB, RCB" chants to "India, India."

During the second Test between India and Australia in New Delhi, Virat Kohli won the hearts of many with his reply to cries of “RCB… RCB…” from the crowd.

A true great of Indian cricket, Virat Kohli isn’t someone who tops the scoring charts for the team on the field but also a personality who inspires millions off it. Kohli has reached the summit of his sport because of his integrity, perseverance, determination, and desire to improve. At the second Test between India and Australia in New Delhi, it was clear that Kohli’s principles had stayed the same despite the length of his career.

A segment of the audience chanted “RCB, RCB…” when Kohli fielded inside the circle. The India batter gestured to his Indian shirt and requested the crowd to support his country rather than the Royal Challengers Bangalore, his current franchise.

Observe the clip below:

On Sunday, Kohli achieved another milestone by being the sixth fastest hitter in the world to reach 25,000 runs in all formats, doing so in the Delhi Test against Australia.

After India chased down 115 runs, Kohli scored his landmark score of 8 by flicking Nathan Lyon for a boundary in the 12th over of the second innings. He entered his 492nd game needing 52 runs to attain the mark. He scored 44 in India’s first innings before being dismissed for 20 in their second.

Iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar (34357 runs in 664 matches), two Sri Lankans in Kumar Sangakkara (28016 runs in 594 matches) and Mahela Jayawardene (25957 runs in 652 matches), an Australian in Ricky Ponting (27483 runs in 560 matches), and a South African in Jacques Kallis (25,040 runs in 243 matches) are the other stalwarts to have scored more than (25534 from 519 matches).

Kohli, now 34, made his India debut in 2008, making his 549th innings the fewest of the six batters to reach the milestone. While Tendulkar went 25,000 runs in 577 innings, it took Ponting 588.

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