Famous Tennis player Novak Djokovic revealed that he has been in constant touch with Indian batter Virat Kohli. He said that they have known each other for a few years and he admires Virat Kohli a lot.
Virat Kohli has become a global brand and is one of the most famous personalities in the World. His heroics in cricket have been one of the main reasons behind his rapid growth and it’s fair to say that he is one of the biggest crowd-pullers in the world.
Virat Kohli enjoys a huge fandom and people are crazy about him. This is evident when he goes somewhere as all people do is “Kohli Kohli”. Not only to World of cricket but players from even other sports are fans of him as well.
In the last decade, Virat Kohli has put himself on the same page as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, which speaks volumes about his personality. The batting maestro has been often compared with Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and other famous athletes in terms of his work ethic and commitment towards his work.
Novak Djokovic has been an admirer of Virat Kohli. He said that although he hasn’t had the opportunity to meet an Indian batter, he has been fortunate enough to speak to him.
Novak Djokovic also spoke about his interest in playing cricket and added that he wants to improve his skills before he comes to India. Speaking to Sony Sports, he explained:
“Virat Kohli and I have been texting a bit for a few years. We never got a chance to meet in person, but it was really an honor and a privilege to hear him speak nicely about me.
“I obviously admire all of his career and achievements and everything he has done. I started to play cricket, I’m not very good at it. Cricket, being a very big sport in Australia and India… Let’s say that I’ll have a task to perfect my cricket skills before I get to India so that I don’t embarrass myself when I’m there.”
In terms of cricket, Virat Kohli arguably is one of the best batters in the World. He has been the main reason why the Indian Cricket Team are dominating World Cricket across all three formats. The right-hander has broken some of the major records and has etched his name in history books.
Virat Kohli recently surpassed Sachin Tendulkar to become the batter with most ODI centuries. The batter slammed 50 tons in the format and also had a record-breaking ICC World Cup 2023. He amassed 765 runs, which is the most by any batter in the single edition of the tournament.
What has been the main highlight of Virat Kohli’s career is the amount of consistency that he has shown. Not only in one format, but the batter has piled up a huge amount of runs in all three formats of the game. He is one of the few batters in world cricket who average around 50 in all three formats.
IND vs AFG: Virat Kohli to be seen in action in second T20I against Afghanistan
Virat Kohli has joined the Indian team ahead of the second T20I against Afghanistan. The batter missed the first match due to personal reasons but has now joined the team in Indore. The match will mark his T20I comeback after 14 long months and he would be eager to play in the game.
Virat Kohli last played for India in the T20 World Cup 2022. The upcoming two games will be a great opportunity for him to reclaim the stake back in the format. Also with T20 World Cup 2024 around the corner, his form would be crucial for the team going ahead.