From asserting 'I'm Virat Kohli' to sporting his jersey: Sunrisers Hyderabad's adorable tribute to David Warner's daughter

04:42 PM Jan 30, 2021 | FPJ Sports Desk

Australia opener David Warner's daughter Indi Rae, who is a fan of India skipper Virat Kohli, had reasons to smile even though Australia lost the recently concluded Test series against India 2-1.

Warner on Saturday shared a picture in which his daughter can be seen sporting Kohli's Test jersey. The adorable picture captures Indi's elegant smile as she flaunts the jersey.


"I know we lost the series but we have one very happy girl here!! Thanks @virat.kohli for your playing jersey, Indi absolutely loves it. Besides daddy and @aaronfinch5 she loves VK #fan," Warner captioned the post on Instagram.


Next, the Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL team, captained by Warner, put a spin on Indi Rae's heartwarming picture with the classic 'How it started vs How it's going' meme format.

In the first clip, captioned 'How it Started", the IPL team posted an earlier video of David Warner's daughter, Indi Rae, adorably wanting to bat like Virat Kohli. In the second part, Indi was sporting Kohli's jersey, as a demonstration of "How It's Going".

"I'm Virat Kohli", Indi could be heard saying while playing a shot in the backyard of her house. The clip was posted by David Warner himself back in 2019.

In November last year, Warner's wife Candice had in a radio chat show revealed that their middle child is a huge fan of Kohli.

Speaking to Triple M Sydney radio station, Candice had said, "We do play a little bit of backyard cricket. The funny thing is my girls, sometimes they wanna be dad, sometimes they wanna be Finchy (Aaron Finch) but my middle child, she wants to be Virat Kohli. And I am not even joking, her favourite player is Virat Kohli. She is the rebel." Apart from Kohli gifting Indi Rae a jersey, stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane on behalf of Team India also presented Australia spinner Nathan Lyon with a signed jersey for playing 100 Tests for Australia.

Lyon, who is only the third Australian bowler after Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath to play 100 Tests, has taken 399 wickets in the longest format of the game.

Meanwhile, India is now gearing up for the four-match Test series against England. The first Test of the four-match series will begin at the MA Chidambaram Stadium from February 5 while the second game will be played at the same venue from February 13.

Kohli is making sure that he makes the most of the quarantine period ahead of the opening Test. Both the teams are undergoing a six-day quarantine period and will start training for the first game from Tuesday. The trio of Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Rory Burns had arrived early and started training on Saturday.

The India skipper on Friday shared a short clip giving fans a glimpse of how he is making the most of his time inside his hotel room as he finished his gym routine.

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