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'My Mom Said She’s Coming to Watch The Match For Virat Kohli': West Indies Keeper's Candid Confession

image-lkc949ycJoshua Da Silva & Virat Kohli share a laugh on Day 1 (Twitter)

West Indies wicketkeeper, Joshua Da Silva, expressed his admiration for Indian batter, Virat Kohli during the second Test at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Joshua Da Silva cheers on Virat Kohli from behind the stumps on Day 1

The unique moment occurred on Day 1 of the final Test, when Da Silva's comments, caught on the stump mic, expressed an unabashed admiration for the Indian stalwart as opposed to the typical on-field rivalries.

Kohli, playing his 500th international game for India, skilfully sculpted a determined 87*run knock on a difficult Trinidad pitch, leading India to post a comfortable 288/4 at Stumps on the opening day. Not only did he score his 30th Test fifty but also surpassed Jacques Kallis to become the fifth-highest run-scorer in international cricket.

While fans worldwide were entranced by Kohli's calculated approach against the Windies attack, the most remarkable applause came from an unexpected source - the man behind the stumps. 

Da Silva encouraged Kohli to reach a century, echoing the sentiments of many Indian fans. Having missed out on a century in the previous Test in Dominica, Kohli was being coaxed to the milestone by none other than the opponent.

Taking the spectators further by surprise, Da Silva shared a charming anecdote over the stump mic about his mother's admiration for Kohli. "My mom called me and told me she’s coming to watch the match for Virat Kohli, I couldn’t believe it," Da Silva confessed.

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The conversation continued with the West Indian stumper urging Kohli to secure his hundred, to which Kohli responded, "You're obsessed with my milestones?!" Da Silva openly admitted, "I know I am, I want you to get your 100."

As the match proceeds into its second day in Trinidad, Da Silva will get another chance to witness the Indian veteran’s batting masterclass from closest quarters. Standing just 13 runs away from his first overseas Test century since December 2018, Kohli has the eyes of cricket fans globally upon him, including an unlikely one behind the stumps.