Replying to Kohli, Saina wrote: “I would love to get more aggression like u [sic] for winning more matches I m trying hard for that Thank u so much.” Saina had won a bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics and will carry India’s hopes at the Rio Games, to be held in August. Kohli has been rested for India’s tour of Zimbabwe for three ODI and 3 T20 matches. He also showed his support for Germany in ongoing Euro 2016.
Earlier India’s Test skipper and swash-buckling batsman Kohli on Sunday congratulated India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal, who won her second consecutive Australian Open title in three years. World No.8 Saina lost the first game 11-21 against the World No.12 Chinese before winning the next two games 21-14, 21-19 to clinch the championship for the second time in three years. The match lasted for an hour and 12 minutes. Now, the 2015 World Championship runner-up has a 6-1 lead in the head-to-head record against 22-year-old Sun.