Updated: June 25, 2021 10:58:24 am
New Zealand clinched the inaugural World Test Championship title defeating India with a comfortable eight-wicket win in Southampton, England on Wednesday. And although India lost, skipper Virat Kohli hugging his counterpart Kane Williamson after the loss is winning the internet, as fans collectively have dubbed it the best moment of the Test.
Both Kohli and Williamson have known each other since their U-19 days, and fans underlined their warm embrace as a testament to their sportsmanship. As the grand finale brought down the curtains on the two-year cycle of the WTC, fans took to social media to congratulate New Zealand.
It is the first major ICC trophy for the Black Caps, who had ended runners-up at the 2019 ODI World Cup after losing the final to hosts England. They had also lost the 2015 World Cup final to Australia.
Kohli was full of praise for his opponents. “They showed great consistency and heart to pull out a result in just over three days, sticking to their processes to put us under pressure. They deserved the win. The first day got washed out, and when play resumed it was difficult to get any momentum,” he said.
As the screen capture of the two skippers is now going viral, the touching moment has left many emotional.
Picture of d day 4 me, being humble even after winning d #worldtestchampionshipfinal as a Captain is a hallmark of a gentleman of a cricketer #Williamson 👏 Congratulations @BLACKCAPS on winning and tough luck team India, there is a need for few changes going ahead #WTCFinal2021 pic.twitter.com/dsGCDImg6X
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) June 23, 2021
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 23, 2021
This made me cry😭😭😭not the loss
— Aishwarya Tripathi (@Aishwarya18__) June 23, 2021
Two Champs in Single frame🏆🏆 but luck favours one that’s it. Congratulations NZ
— Siva Harsha || S/H 📽️🎥 (@SivaHarsha_1) June 23, 2021
— Vinesh Prabhu (@prabhu_vinesh94) June 23, 2021
— ً (@ThelnArticulate) June 23, 2021
Picture of the day. But it hurts.
This truly hurts a lot…🥺💔 But whatever it is,…. I Love You #CaptainKohli 🥺😊#ViratKohli #WTC2021Final #India #IndiaVsNewZealand #indiavsnz #WTCFinal #WTC21 #WTC21final #WTCFinal2021 #WTCFinal2021 #WTCFinal pic.twitter.com/gbYVqE8j7y
— Nilava Das (@NilavaDas02) June 23, 2021
This moment ❤️ 💔 … This picture can make anyone emotional ….. Happy for New Zealand….. Hard luck Team India…#greatgamecricket @ICC @BCCI @BLACKCAPS @imVkohli #WTCFinal2021 #worldtestchampionshipfinal #NZvsIND #WTC2021Final #KaneWilliamson #blackcaps #WTC21final pic.twitter.com/EtfDO8tL2K
— Anuj (@Anujgunakar) June 23, 2021
“THE LORD SAID, I forgive you, go out and enjoy for you have WON the ❤ of the 🏏 🌎..picture says it all https://t.co/ySm1v8fZup
— Hema Chhabra (@Cricketsports46) June 24, 2021
— Patrick Jane (@Arjuncric) June 23, 2021
Virat Kohli tells Kane Williamson what he can do with the trophy afterwards. pic.twitter.com/3sETQTbiHs
— Sidin (@sidin) June 23, 2021
Williamson: You know the difference between both of us?
Kohli: No, you tell
Williamson: I played a captain’s knock and you did bhangra steps pic.twitter.com/ciSmzqYDYZ
— gajender (@gajender00) June 23, 2021
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