India skipper Virat Kohli, who is very much active on social media, engaged in a funny banter with his former Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Kevin Pietersen on Twitter.
Kohli posted a photo of his on Twitter and the former English batsman couldn't hold back to comment on that.
The ICC cricketer of the year posted a photo with the caption -- " Basking in the sun."
Basking in the sun. ☀️😎 pic.twitter.com/BEcZ2y2qrt— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 24, 2019
To which Pietersen replied, "Looks a bit like you’re more in the shade, bro!"
Looks a bit like you’re more in the shade, bro! 😂— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) January 24, 2019
Kohli clarified his photo caption with his funny antics, "Well in that case you should've seen my first caption. Much worse. PS - the face is still in the sun."
Well in that case you should've seen my first caption. Much worse. 😂
PS - the face is still in the sun 🤪— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 24, 2019
In reply to that tweet, Pietersen expressed his love for the ICC no. 1 ranked batsman, "I’ll let you off cos I love you! "
I’ll let you off cos I love you! 😂— Kevin Pietersen🦏 (@KP24) January 24, 2019
While BCCI rested Kohli for the last two ODIs and T20I series against New Zealand due to the heavy workload.
"Considering his workload in the last few months, the team management and Senior selection committee is of the view that it would be ideal for him to get adequate rest ahead of the home series against Australia," BCCI's acting secretary Amitabh Choudhary said in a press release.
The board said that there will be no replacement for Kohli in the squad against New Zealand.
In Kohli's absence, Rohit Sharma will lead the team in the final two ODIs and T20I series.
India on Wednesday defeated New Zealand by 8 wickets in the first ODI in Napier to take 1-0 lead in the five-match series.
The second game will be played in Mount Maunganui on Saturday. The three-match T20 series begins in Wellington on February 6.