Watch: Virat Kohli and Naveen-ul-Haq bury the hatchet in heartwarming World Cup moment | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: In a delightful and heartwarming moment, Afghanistan’s Naveen-Ul-Haq and India’s Virat Kohli were seen sharing pleasantries during the World Cup game in New Delhi on Wednesday.
The duo were involved in a heated clash in the IPL earlier this year, which at that point, became one of the most talked about moments of the tournament.
But on Wednesday, both Kohli and Naveen let bygones be bygones and patched things up between them and were seen hugging and sharing a smile together.

As the fans at Kohli’s home ground kept teasing Naveen, the India star also urged the people not to do the same in another touching gesture.

For Naveen, the matter never went beyond the boundary ropes.
“Crowd will chant for their home cricketers and that is what they did. It is his (Kohli’s) home ground. He is a nice guy, a good player and we shook hands.
“It (what happened) was always in the ground, it was nothing outside the ground. People make it big. They need that stuff for their followers. He said (today) ‘we are done with that and I said yes we are done with that. We shook hands and hugged,” Naveen told PTI.
Earlier, in IPL in May, Lucknow Super Giants’ Naveen and Royal Challengers Bangalore’s star Kohli squared-off in a on-field and post-match war of words.
The feud even passed on to social media as both took indirect jibes at one another. But a terrific Wednesday evening brought down curtains on the mango lassi episode between the two.
The 24-year-old Naveen has only played nine ODIs and he plans to retire from the format following the World Cup.
Talking about his retirement plans, Naveen said: “To be honest more international bowlers will opt out of ODI cricket because there is not much balance between bat and ball. I wish I would have played more ODI cricket but it is what it is.”
India also went to thrash Afghanistan by 8 wickets in Delhi for their second win of the ODI World Cup.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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