On Day 2 of the third Test match between India and New Zealand at Indore, the cameraman caught a man in the crowd, wearing a blue cap and wayfarers. Incidentally, he was also sporting the same beard as that of Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli.
He was so same in looks as of Kohli that the fans present at the stadium crowded around him to click selfies.
Meanwhile, Sanjay Manjrekar, who was at the commentary box also mistook the lookalike to be Kohli and started off by saying, “It’s really great to see him go to the stand immediately after the double hundred to meet the fans. You’ve got to appreciate this. You know what. This is what makes him special.”
Ravi Shastri, who was sitting chose to Manjrekar, broke out in laughter saying, “Look at the selfies. They all think that it is Virat Kohli.”
Both commentators agreed that the duplicate also looked like spinner Ravindra Jadeja from certain angles. “Kohli lookalike in the stands but when he puts his face up he looks like Jadeja as well,” Shastri said.
“The way he is looking. The glasses. The cap. He is very smart. He is covering both places,” stated Manjrekar.