Virat Kohli is one of the very few people to have dominated his field at such a young age, the batsman has been enjoying a prolific run for the past few years and now has yet another feather on his cap.
The Delhite was one of the six sportsperson to be named as the top 100 influential people on the TIME Magazine. Kohli’s inspiring attitude and works off the field has helped him gain this spot.
On this honour, yet another Indian sporting legend, Sachin Tendulkar had some kind words to say for the current Indian skipper. The Master Blaster recalled Kohli’s successful U-19 days and wished all the best for his careers and future endeavours.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore captain was evidently moved by the gesture and took to twitter to express his gratitude for the constant motivation and kind words.
Here’s the Tweet:
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 20, 2018
This is certainly a huge leap for Kohli who is definitely ticking off boxes and is on the course to achieve a lot more. The motivation from his idol will only give him the drive to achieve more over the purse of his highly successful career.
“The U-19 World Cup in 2008 was very important for India, as it would define the next bunch of youngsters who would go on to represent the nation. That was the first time I watched this young, passionate player lead India. Today Virat Kohli is a household name and a champion in cricket. Even back then, his hunger for runs and consistency was remarkable, something that has become the hallmark of his game.
“My father always told me that if I focused on what I was doing, over time, detractors would become followers. Virat seems to have a similar outlook when it comes to his game.
“I wish him all the best for his career ahead and am confident he will continue to bring pride and glory to India through cricket. Go Virat!” wrote Tendulkar.