The Ram Mandir Pran Pratishta Ceremony held on January 22 in Ayodhya became a convergence of luminaries from diverse fields. The distinguished presence of notable personalities was a focal point, capturing widespread attention. Notably, the event also featured the presence of replicas resembling well-known celebrities, introducing an element of fascination and amusement to the sacred occasion.
Virat Kohli’s lookalike steals the show
In a video that has taken social media by storm, a doppelganger of India’s star cricketer Virat Kohli was seen strolling through the streets of Ayodhya. The uncanny resemblance to the former Indian cricket captain drew an enthusiastic crowd of fans eager for selfies. The viral footage captured the excitement as fans flocked to the Kohli lookalike, forming a large gathering. The sheer eagerness of people to catch a glimpse and capture the moment with the doppelganger showcased the immense popularity and adoration the Kohli commands.
Here is the video:
Duplicate Virat Kohli at Ayodhya.
– People going crazy after seeing Duplicate Virat Kohli. [Piyush Rai]pic.twitter.com/eJeWkr5TBJ
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) January 22, 2024
Did Virat Kohli attended the ceremony?
The historic Ceremony in Ayodhya witnessed the presence of cricket legends such as Sachin Tendulkar and Anil Kumble, adding a touch of sporting eminence to the sacred occasion. However, the absence of some notable names left fans curious, as stalwarts like Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni and Kohli, despite receiving invitations, could not attend for undisclosed reasons. While the event garnered attention from the luminaries in attendance, the non-appearance of these cricket icons added an element of intrigue to the auspicious ceremony.
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Virat opts out of first Two Tests against England
In a noteworthy development, Kohli has opted out of the first two Tests of the upcoming series against England, citing personal reasons. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed this decision, revealing that the 35-year-old made the choice after discussions with skipper Rohit and the team management. The apex Indian cricketing body urged media and fans to respect the privacy of the stalwart Indian batter during this time as he takes a temporary step back from the cricketing arena.