Ahead of the India vs South Africa World Cup clash at Eden Gardens, Virat Kohli’s jersey No. 18 is the top draw at stores

As India, unbeaten in the cricket world cup 2023 so far, gears up to take on South Africa at Eden Gardens on Sunday. Demand for the blue-and-orange jersey number 18, which belongs to Virat Kohli, has surged at city markets.
Coincidentally, the birthday of Virat Kohli also falls on that day, said Aurobindo Basu, a Kohli fan spotted in Esplanade buying eight jerseys for friends who plan to visit Eden wearing them on Sunday. "I want Kohli to score a century on Sunday and equal Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 ODI centuries.”
According to sellers at the market, “Kohli jerseys have been a top draw since the start of the cricket world cup this year.” He further said that “the demand for jerseys has been very high this year, and a majority of them are asking for jersey 18. I have replaced jerseys with names and numbers of other players with those of Kohli.”


Nov 2, 2023 5:35 AM