Virat Kohli may be struggling to score with the bat, but that doesn’t deter him from coming up with fun making moments on the field. Apart from his batting, Kohli is known for his friendly banters and sledging with opponents and teammates.
When he is not in action with the willow in hand, the 33-year-old batter will keep the onlookers engaged with his on-pitch antics. One such incident came on day 3 of the first Test between India and South Africa at SuperSport Park, Centurion on Tuesday, when the stump mic caught Kohli using an iconic catchphrase from former WWE star The Rock.
Dwayne Johnson is known as The Rock to his WWE fans. Now a leading man in Hollywood, The Rock started off in the WWE back in 1996 and turned out to be a popular star in the industry. And as it turns out, Kohli was probably one of the many teenagers enthralled by ‘the most electrifying man in sports entertainment’.
India pacer Jasprit Bumrah had to go off the field after twisting his ankle. After receiving treatment Bumrah came back onto the field to the respite of Indian team management. Watching him return was a sight Indian fans would have definitely adored, given the blow he received on his ankle.
But Kohli’s excitement watching Bumrah return was on another level, which reflected in his words. “Finally, the rock has come back,” the stump microphone caught Kohli as saying. While a video of the same is yet to be found, Kohli repeating the catchphrase sent Twitter into a meltdown.
‘Finally, the rock has come back’ is an iconic catchphrase used by Hollywood star Dwayne Johnson during his tenure as The Rock in the WWE. Each time The Rock would make a show, he would start off his segment saying ‘finally, The Rock has come to back to…’ followed by the name of the town he was in. The catchphrase went on to become synonymous with The Rock, and as proven, Kohli was no stranger to it.