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India Foreign minister S. Jaishankar gifts Virat Kohli signed bat to UK PM Rishi Sunak


India Foreign minister S. Jaishankar gifts Virat Kohli signed bat to UK PM Rishi Sunak


The amalgamation of sports and diplomacy isn’t just a novel, but it remains a potent tool in fostering international relations. Sports, particularly ‘cricket’ in India, holds a profound place in the nation’s heart. The personalized touch in diplomatic gestures, such as the choice of a specific item or a personal signature, adds a human touch to the traditionally formal realm of diplomacy. It transcends political boundaries and resonates on a personal level.

S. Jaishankar and Rishi Sunak meet-up

In a delightful display of diplomatic sportsmanship, India’s Foreign Minister, S. Jaishankar, extended a unique and thoughtful gesture to UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. This act involved gifting a signed cricket bat by Indian cricketing ace Virat Kohli, a prominent figure in the world of cricket and an athlete admired globally.

This move surpassed borders, merging the realms of sports and diplomacy. It is worth noting that Jaishankar paid a  visit to Sunak on the auspicious occasion of Diwali in London.

“Delighted to call on Prime Minister @RishiSunak on #Diwali Day. Conveyed the best wishes of PM @narendramodi. India and UK are actively engaged in reframing the relationship for contemporary times. Thank Mr. and Mrs. Sunak for their warm reception and gracious hospitality,” Jaishankar mentioned in his tweet.

Also WATCH: Anushka Sharma’s heartwarming reaction to Virat Kohli taking a wicket in IND vs NED clash leaves the internet in awe – ODI World Cup 2023

Virat Kohli’s domination in ODI World Cup 2023

Virat’s performance in the ODI World Cup 2023 is a testament to his unparalleled charisma on the cricket field. With an outstanding display of skill, the right-handed batter has scored 594 runs in just nine matches, boasting an average of an astounding 99. This feat speaks volumes about the 35-year-old’s consistency and unwavering commitment to the game. What truly sets his performance apart is the quantity of runs and the quality – two centuries and an incredible five double centuries.

Also READ – IND vs NED: KL Rahul hits the fastest century by an Indian in ODI World Cup history


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