“Hamara Neta Kaisa Ho”: The folk song goes viral. This is how Virat Kohli reacted – Watch

A hilarious chant by the crowd during the T20 World Cup 2024 match between India and the United States has gone viral on social media. In a video that has been shared multiple times by users on the social media platform, a section of the crowd could be heard shouting, “Hamara neta kaisa ho, Virat Kohli jaisa ho.” The video also shows Virat Kohli playing close to the chanting crowd and even greeting them during the match. Kohli turned around and even waved his hand at the crowd.

Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Sanjay Bangar feels that Virat Kohli’s dismal run in the ongoing T20 World Cup is not a worrying sign as it is the “calm before the storm”.

Kohli had scored just 1 and 4 against Ireland and Pakistan before going out without dropping a point in the last match against the USA. The former Indian national team captain played as an opener in the tournament alongside captain Rohit Sharma.

Bangar cleared any doubts about Kohli's form, mentioning the challenging nature of the New York pitch on which India played all three matches. The veteran also highlighted the fact that Kohli is starting as an opener for the first time in an ICC tournament.

Having moved their base to Florida for the final group match against Canada, Kohli has one last chance to score runs before moving on to the Super Eight.

“He has never opened for India in the T20 World Cup before, so it is a new position for him and the conditions were also not in his favour. As an opener, you don't get a second chance because the first mistake is the last. I think there is nothing to worry about and maybe it is the calm before the storm,” Bangar told Star Sports.

Apart from wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant (96 runs), Rohit (68 runs) and Suryakumar Yadav (59 runs), no batter managed to score 50 runs in the three matches of the tournament for Men in Blue.

Former Indian spinner Piyush Chawla echoed similar sentiments to Bangar and praised Kohli's fearless intent in the showpiece tournament, saying Kohli will silence his critics with a big score.

“Against Ireland, despite the difficult pitch, his intent was very clear as Virat knew he had to dominate. There was a lot of movement away from the pitch but his intent was special for me. When you show such intent on such pitches, it shows how positive you are as a batsman. For me, it is not a concern because batsmen who are out of form look different. If Virat doesn't score in two or three innings, he scores a big century,” said Chawla.

India have reached the Super Eight stage of the tournament along with co-hosts USA after three consecutive wins in Group A. Pakistan, Canada and Ireland failed to make it to the second stage and their campaigns will end with the conclusion of the group stage.

(With IANS inputs)

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