Indian captain Virat Kohli has been making all the right moves on and off the field. After peeling off runs on the field, the skipper has hogged headlines for his gestures off it.
In the ongoing Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, which is also the 'Pink Test' in a bid to spread awareness about breast cancer, Kohli extended his support to the cause by donning a pair of pink gloves and using a pink sticker on his bat. This gladdened Glenn McGrath, who runs the McGrath foundation which is responsible to spread awareness about the issue.
One night Virat Kohli came up to me and he said that he had something special for Sydney. I have got my pink ready, it is all pinked up for Sydney," McGrath told the host broadcasters.
'It was a very special moment'
"And then when he walked out to bat and to see the pink on his glove and his pads and his pink bat with the grip, logo all in pink... It was a very special moment," he further added.
Before the start of the day, both the teams handed over pink caps to McGrath which will now be auctioned to generate funds for the cause. It was an overwhelming moment for the great fast bowler and this movement has only grown from strength to strength since it started in 2009. For the last 10 years, the 'Pink Test' has become a marquee event in the cricket calendar and the ongoing Test match is the 11th such occasion.
"Well Pink is a colour that I never had around during cricket here when I was younger. But now half my wardrobe is pink. When you see big, strong boys wearing pink... you know it is special," McGrath revealed.
India is in command in the ongoing fourth Test match after they reduced Australia to 236 for 6 in their reply to 622 at the end of day 3 when rain intervened to end proceedings.