Virat Kohli left amazed by Roger Federer: The Indian captain opened about his meeting with the legendary tennis star.
After India won the second ODI of the ongoing tour of New Zealand at Mount Maunganui, India captain Virat Kohli was asked about his thoughts on playing the third ODI just after a one-day gap.
Swift in his answer, Kohli replied that he would look to rejuvenate on the given day (Sunday) and also explore the scenic places around the venue. Kohli talked about the same in a recent interview which was uploaded on BCCI’s (Board of Control for Cricket in India) official website.
“Look me and my wife like to do normal things. We just like to go out for walks. If we are in place like Napier, its beautiful. [One of the nights] We were at the Marine parade, enjoying full moon sitting on the bench and just talking,” Kohli told Sky Sports in an interview.
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After dropping a chance from Ish Sodhi, Virat Kohli catches the next one
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“It’s actually the most simplest thing that gives us joy purely because we are always in the public eye and we are always doing things in-front of people. To get away and not known by anyone is something that we both like,” he added.
The 30-year old cricketer was also asked about him being at the helm of his game in the recent years and what it means to be called as one of the greatest to have played the sport. Modest in his reply, Kohli let it down on doing well for the country helping his case.
“When I started, if someone had told me that 10 years down the line, I would be here in my career, I would have never believed them. I play the game because of the joy that I have and purely for the love of the game and the passion that I have for playing for my country.
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Kohli WTF was that catch??? #INDvsNZ
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“If I get attached to stats that means my graph is going down and there is something wrong in my head. Personally, I can’t play in that sort of mindset. I can’t stand on the field thinking that I have to do something for myself,” Kohli further added.
Virat Kohli left amazed by Roger Federer remembering their last meeting
During the recently concluded tour of Australia, Kohli met legendary Tennis player Roger Federer on his visit to the Australian Open. Sounding amazed by the moment, Kohli recollected what the duo talked about.
“I have met him [Federer] a couple of times before, the fact that he remembered me was like ‘waoh’. He told me that he met me in Sydney couple of years back during an exhibition match and I was like ‘waoh he remembers me’. I can’t explain that feeling. I have seen him play since I was a child and he is a great man and a great human being. He kept asking me questions and I could talk to him about mindset. It was a beautiful time spent,” he concluded.
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