Dahani connects Kohli with fans from Gadani
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Pakistan’s speedster Shahnawaz Dahani, who always remains a fan favourite with his simple personality and enthusiasm on the field, this time bowled for Balochistan’s Gadani-based fans of Indian batting maestro Virat Kohli.
He helped "Rashidi artists group" from Pakistan who paid a tribute to the batter by drawing his portrait on the Gadani beach in Balochistan's Hub district to reach out Kohli.
Kohli thanked his young fans for their love that reached him via Dahani.
Rashidi artists group’s art garnered them the label "Gadani boys" by Pakistan's pacer Shahnawaz Dahani who shared their artwork with Kohli during the ongoing T20 World Cup taking place in Australia and conveyed his appreciation to the young men on Twitter.
The group of artists formed a striking sand portrait of India's star player and garnered immense appreciation on social media.
One of the artists of the group, Sameer Shoukat, took to Twitter to share the portrait which caught Dahani's attention after which he replied to his tweet today.
"We have made a portrait for Virat Kohli," said Sami Shaukat, one of the members of the Rashidi artists group.
Please #RETWEEET this gift for sir @imVkohli we made from Gaddani Balochistan.— Sameer Shoukat (@sameershoukat47) October 29, 2022
Everyone is posting my art without mentioning me 🥺🙏 please mention and show your support. #virat #ViratKohli𓃵 #cricket #artistfrombalochistan #rashidiartistsgaddani #BCCI #india pic.twitter.com/Hs8uKce576
Like many people on social media, Kohli's viral portrait landed the group love and appreciation from the legend himself.
Dahani tweeted a picture of himself and Kohli with their artwork visible on his smartphone.
"This is for you Gadani boys. Virat was very happy about this and says thank you to your whole group and he really loved it," disclosed Dahani with a picture with Kohli, who was showing the portrait towards the camera.
Thanks @IFazilaBaloch to viral our art thanks sir @ShahnawazDahani for showing our art to sir @imVkohli love you all for your love,support and appreciation,Alhamdulillah i am very happy to see this 🥰#artistfrombalochistan #ViratKohli𓃵 #viratkholi #Shahnawazdahani #sameershoukat pic.twitter.com/ONxsBqm4DA— Sameer Shoukat (@sameershoukat47) November 4, 2022
Kohli is one of the most followed Indian cricketers in Pakistan. Recently, when he was out of form, a lot of Pakistan cricket fans sent good wishes to him on social media.