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Indian skipper Virat Kohli recalls the memories when his father left him and it changed his whole life

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 25 September 2018, 13:13 IST
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Team India skipper Virat Kohli is way ahead in terms of all three formats of cricket and his consistency towards becoming the top on rankings is something beyond imagination. In the last 10 years international career, Virat Kohli has made several records and it shows his strength and passion. After the demise of his father, he was totally strict to his aim.

Recently in an interaction to National Geographic, Virat Kohli shared the toughest time of his life. National Geographic made a documentary on Virat Kohli and his emotional journey during his father's demise. Virat Kohli is too strong in emotions and we got the proof of it when the 16 years old cricketer went to the ground to save his team from defeat just a few hours of his father's death.


Virat Kohli told, “It happened in my arms. It was 3 in the morning, and I was batting overnight. I was 40 not out, and I had to go in the morning and bat the next day because it was a four-day Ranji Trophy cricket (match). We just couldn’t get help. We tried to get help from the neighbours, whoever we knew was a doctor. It was such a time of the night that no one responded. By the time ambulance and everything came, everything was already gone,”


The Indian skipper further added, “I think I became much more focussed after that [father’s death]. I lost total desire of wanting to do the other stuff and put all my energy into realizing my dream and my father’s dream as well,”

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Significantly, Virat Kohli was playing Karnataka team in Ranji Trophy and no one expected that Virat will come to the ground and play in the next day just after his father's death. But what Virat came batted and made 90 runs when the team needed it the most.

First published: 25 September 2018, 13:13 IST