Vijay Deverakonda attends India-Pakistan game, says ‘interested in doing Virat Kohli biopic’

Vijay Deverakonda can see himself putting himself in the place of Virat Kohli if a biopic is made on the former skipper. Deverakonda, known for films like Arjun Reddy, Dear Comrade and his latest Liger, was in Dubai to watch the blockbuster Asian Cup match between India and Pakistan.

On the pregame show, Deverakonda talked about Kohli and hoped he would make at least 50 points in the game. Kohli, in his famous 100th T20I appearance, scored 35 out of 34 as India beat Pakistan by 5 wickets.

When asked which biopic of an Indian cricketer he would like to do, Vijay Deverakonda said that since the MS Dhoni biopic had already been attempted, he would like to be in Virat Kohli’s.

During the match, as Kohli’s innings ended, the actor’s fans shared images and videos of his reaction to the cricketer’s dismissal. Deverakonda looked heartbroken, as a dejected Kohli began to walk towards the pavilion.

On the pre-match show, Deverakonda had expressed his excitement at seeing the former skipper score 50 runs, as it was his 100th T20I – only the world’s second-largest cricketer after Ross Taylor complete a century of international appearances.

Deverakonda was promoting her latest film Liger, which marks her Hindi debut. The film, also starring Ananya Panday, opened to poor reviews and a lackluster box office start.

Directed by Puri Jagannadh and produced by Karan Johar and Puri Connects, the film also features Ramya Krishna, Ronit Roy in key roles with a long cameo from American boxer Mike Tyson.

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