Virat Kohli paid a special tribute to Milkha Singh through his Twitter account.© Twitter
Ahead of the 2nd day of the ongoing World Test Championship (WTC) Final, Virat Kohli went on social media on Friday due to complications following Chandigarh’s Covida to pay tribute to the legendary sprinter Milkha Singh. The former athlete was 91 years old and was admitted to the Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. Taking to Twitter, Kohli wrote, “A legacy inspired by a nation to achieve excellence. Never give up and pursue your dreams. Rest in peace #MilkhaSingh ji Folded hands. You will never forget.”
– Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 19, 2021
The Legend track first entered the ICU ward at Fortis Hospital in Mohal on May 24 due to complications from COVID-19. They were then taken to PGIMER on 3 June.
He also returned a negative COVID-19 result on Wednesday, but his health deteriorated on Friday afternoon, causing other complications to lower his fever and oxygen saturation levels.
Milkha Singh’s wife also died a few days ago as a result of COVID-19 complications.
The couple lives with their son (golfer Jeev Milkha Singh) and three daughters.
Kohli is in England in the final of the World Test Championship (WTC) against New Zealand. The only test match was to start on June 18, but Day 1 was interrupted due to persistent rain and bad weather.
Day 2 is set to continue on Saturday. The New Zealand Cricket Committee also announced that they will play the 98th ball on Friday on the 2nd day. Both Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson hope to have a positive start to the final for their respective outfits.
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