Virat Kohli and Naveen Ul Haq came face to face during a match in IPL 2023. Meanwhile, tough competition was seen between the two players. When the teams of India and Afghanistan faced each other in the World Cup 2023, the fans were expecting a fierce clash between the two players, but the picture was different here. When Naveen Ul Haq came to bowl for his team, Indian cricket fans started booing the Afghan fast bowler. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli supported Naveen and appealed to fans not to make fun of him.
Collision between Kohli and Naveen
Shortly after the incident, both the players hugged each other and everything became normal. Meanwhile, Gambhir was also seen praising him in the commentary box. The performance of the Afghan team in the World Cup 2023 was commendable, but the team was eliminated before the semi-finals. Naveen also announced his retirement during the tournament itself. After retiring from the World Cup, the young fast bowler has now given a big statement about his relationship with Kohli.
‘He told me to end it’
Naveen has revealed what was actually the reason for the dispute between the two players. During an exclusive conversation with IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants, Naveen said that it was Virat who asked him to forget the past and move forward. The 24-year-old fast bowler said, ‘He told me let’s end it. I said yes let’s end it. We laughed about it, hugged and moved on. He also said that after this you will not hear my name. You will only hear my support from the crowd.
Afghanistan team got support
Naveen also talked about the support the Afghanistan team received in India and said that it was almost like home for him. He said, ‘Except one match against India, we got support in every match. We felt like home there.