The Rock is Everywhere: Twitter Blows Up as Cricket Legend Virat Kohli Quotes The Rock During Ongoing Match

Published 12/29/2021, 10:00 AM EST


The Rock is one of the biggest celebrities in the world at the moment. His wrestling and Hollywood career have paved the way for his rise to superstardom. But his craze is not only restricted to the WWE Universe.

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The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment is pretty popular among the cricketers as well. During the ongoing first Test match between India and South Africa, Indian skipper Virat Kohli uttered The Rock’s iconic catchphrase in WWE.

On Day 3 of the test match, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah had to leave the field after twisting his ankle. But after receiving treatment, he entered the field once again.

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Following Bumrah’s return, the Indian skipper looked delighted and greeted him with The Rock’s iconic catchphrase, “Finally, The Rock has come back.” Kohli’s words got caught on the stump mic and later went viral on Twitter.

Virat Kohli’s reactions and facial expressions on the field have made some of the funniest cricket memes. And this will go right at the top of that list.

But this is not the first time that the Indian Cricketers have referred to The Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment.

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The Rock and WWE have had an influence on cricket for a long time

Following the Indian Cricket Team’s ODI series win against Australia, Indian batsman Rohit Sharma tried to troll his teammate, Yuzvendra Chahal. Unfortunately for Chahal, he did not feature in the playing XIs during that ODI series.

Rohit posted a tweet that had the picture of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, along with a picture of Chahal.

In the caption, Sharma wrote, “Best picture I saw today. India wins the series, but someone else takes the headlines. Bravo!!”

The leg spinner took the post in the right spirit. He retweeted it by mentioning Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the caption and followed it up with a few emojis.

Also, back in 2017, Triple H gifted Mumbai Indians a customized WWE Championship belt. Mumbai Indians are a franchise cricket team that competes in the Indian Premier League.

After Mumbai Indians won the Indian Premier League (a professional Men’s Twenty20 cricket league), the WWE superstar congratulated them through a tweet and mentioned that they had something heading their way.

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And in July, Triple H once again posted out a tweet with the customized WWE Championship belt. The belt had the Mumbai Indians’ logo on the side plates. He also mentioned that the title was on its way.

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Such is the specialty of WWE that it connects everyone from the biggest entities across various sports to the smallest fans in the deepest corners of any country.

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Shouvik Nath

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Shouvik Nath is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having completed his graduation from St.Xavier’s College, Shouvik wished to follow his passion for pro wrestling.

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