WATCH: Jay Shah gets awestruck during handshake with Virat Kohli in the felicitation ceremony

Jul 5, 2024

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In a recent viral video, the cricketing world was treated to a heartwarming moment as Jay Shah, the Secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), was left mesmerized by his interaction with modern-day batting legend Virat Kohli.

The incident took place at the victory felicitation ceremony of the newly crowned ICC T20I World Cup Champions Team India in Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, where the Delhi lad with his teammates on the podium was shaking hands with BCCI’s top-level management. As Virat approached Shah, the BCCI secretary’s face lit up with a wide smile, and he was seen mesmerised by Virat’s aura.

Virat Kohli’s enduring influence

Virat’s impact on Indian cricket is undeniable. The 35-year-old has cemented his place as one of the greatest batsmen of the modern era, who bid adieu to T201 cricket with a staggering record that includes 4188 runs in his name with an average of 48.7, bagging numerous other accolades. His sheer dominance on the field, coupled with his unwavering passion for the game, has made him a revered figure among cricket fans and administrators alike.

Mesmerised Jay Shah

In the viral video, Shah’s reaction to meeting Virat showcased the immense respect and admiration he holds for the cricketing icon. As the two engaged in conversation, Shah’s facial expressions and body language conveyed a sense of genuine excitement and wonder, as if he was in the presence of a true legend of the sport.

Here’s the video


Is Jay Shah one of us 😅😱❤️

— Virat de Villiers (@imVKohli83) July 5, 2024


The video quickly gained traction on social media, with fans and commentators alike praising Shah’s genuine enthusiasm and the mutual respect between the BCCI secretary and Kohli. Many praised the moment as a testament to the enduring impact of Virat’s legacy and the reverence he commands within the cricketing fraternity.

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Significance of the interaction

The viral video of Shah’s interaction with Virat holds significant importance in the context of Indian cricket. As the BCCI secretary, Shah is responsible for overseeing the administration and development of the sport in the country. His reaction to meeting Virat underscores the latter’s status as a true icon and the profound influence he wields within the cricketing ecosystem.

The moment serves as a testament to Virat’s legacy and the profound influence he continues to have on the game, even as he transitions into the next phase of his illustrious career.

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