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When Virat Kohli gifted a car to coach Rajkumar Sharma on Teacher's Day

News Agencies | First published: 18 October 2016, 16:37 IST
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It is well documented fact that Rajkumar Sharma's contribution in Virat Kohli's progression from a precocious talent to a world-class batsman has been immense.

A strict disciplinarian, the 'Guru' did become emotional during 2014 Teacher's Day by a gesture from his 'shishya' which he would never be able to forget.

The book 'Driven' written by veteran sports journalist Vijay Lokapally recalls one such overwhelming incident.

The author wrote:"I answered the bell and found Vikas (Kohli's elder brother) at the door," said Rajkumar.

"His brother's arrival at his house so early in the day was cause for concern. Vikas stepped into the house, dialled a number and handed his cell phone to Rajkumar. 'Happy teacher's Day Sir,' said Virat, even as Vikas thrust something into Rajkumar's palms -- a bunch of keys.

"Rajkumar stood perplexed as Vikas requested him to step out of his house. A gleaming Skoda Rapid was parked at the gate -- a gift from Virat to his mentor."

"It was not merely because he had gifted me the car. It was because of his emotional touch to the process of reminding me how much he treasured our association, and valued the role of a teacher in his life."

 
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