Virat Kohli’s name is also included among the legendary former captains of the Indian team. Virat has led India to victory in many important matches. Interestingly, apart from being a captain, Virat has made his mark in world cricket as a batsman. However, at present, not many runs are coming out of Virat’s bat in Test cricket. Virat’s last Test century was against Bangladesh in November 2019. It has since averaged below 30 in 2020-21 and 2022. Virat is back in rhythm in T20 and ODI cricket. However, fans hoped that he would shine in Tests, but he could only score 12, 44 and 20 runs in 3 innings in Nagpur and Delhi Tests. He may be worried about his form now, but he used to worry more than that in the early days.
Virat Kohli, who often looks aggressive on the field, is also very emotional. Even a small failure makes him sad. Virat, who stayed on the field till the end, cried profusely after hearing that he was dropped from the team. He had not slept all night. This has been disclosed by Pradeep Sangwan, who played under-19 cricket with Virat. In 2008, the Indian team won the Under-19 World Cup under Virat’s leadership. Sangwan was an important fast bowler in this team.
Pradeep Sangwan said in an interview, “Whenever Virat did not score in some matches, he used to worry. During Under-17 cricket, when Virat’s bat did not produce runs in one or two matches, coach Ajit Singh said, let’s have fun with Chiku.”
Continuing, he said, “When the coach announced the next team, Virat Kohli’s name was not in it. At that time he was very upset and went to the room and started crying badly. He called his coach Rajkumar Sharma and said, ‘I have scored 200-250 runs in a season and they are keeping me out for just 2 matches.’” According to Sangwan, “I saw Virat awake then and said, go to sleep. However, Virat said, ‘If I’m not going to play tomorrow, what should I do if I go to bed early?’ After that I said to Virat that you are going to play the match tomorrow. Everyone was making fun of you.”
Virat Kohli’s Career
Talking about Virat Kohli’s career, he has played 106 Tests, 271 ODIs and 115 T20 Internationals so far. Virat has scored 8195 runs in Tests, 12809 runs in ODIs and 4008 runs in International T20 cricket. He has scored a total of 74 international centuries in international cricket. (Former skipper Virat Kohli started crying after hearing about being dropped from the team could not sleep all night)
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