Welcome to our Untold Cricket Story Section : Part 6 includes the story of run machine Virat Kohli, One of the best batsman in the world. Lets see what happens when Virat Kohli’s First Day In The Dressing Room.
All aware about the two craziest player in the Indian team Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh, they both decided to do some prank in the Indian dressing room. So, when Virat Kohli was getting ready for his debut, trying to control his nerves but failing miserably, Yuvraj and Harbhajan told him to touch Sachin’s feet stressing that earning his blessings before the debut was a norm for all the newbies in the team. Funnily enough, Virat Kohli went ahead and Sachin later informed him than he had been pranked by the prank-masters of the team.
Kohli made his debut for the Indian team in the year 2008 against Sri Lanka. In 2008, he had returned home as the winning captain of India Under-19 Cricket World Cup, selectors gave him a nod for the tour of Sri Lanka in the same year. Speaking to Times of India, Kohli said he believed news of him being selected in the Indian team by various media outlets as rumours.
“I clearly remember sitting with my mom and watching the news on the day of the selection meeting. My name just flashed on the TV but I thought they might just be spreading a rumour or something like that. Then five minutes later, I got a call from the Board that I had been selected. I got goosebumps. I was shaking. It was a very special day,” Kohli said.”I clearly remember walking into the team meeting. I was asked to give a speech in the team room. It was nerve-wracking for me with so many great Indian players there. They were looking at me. Which we now do to younger guys to intimidate them, make them nervous (smiles). These are my first memories,” he added.
If you missed our previous Untold Stories, you can ready by following links below :
Untold Story Part 1, 2, 3 ,4 & 5 :
- The Calculated Gamble : Untold Cricket Story Part 1
- South African Sacrifice : Untold Cricket Story Part 2
- The Cult Heroes : Untold Cricket Story Part 3
- Untold Cricket Story Part 4 : When Sachin Tendulkar nominated Sourav Ganguly’s name for Captaincy
- Untold Cricket Story Part 5 : The Hated One India vs Sri Lanka World Cup 1996 Semifinal