There is no doubt that former India captain Virat Kohli is one of the most popular sportsmen not just in India but in the world. He receives too much adulation from die-hard fans, and even some details, which are of no greater importance, quickly catch their eyes, and needless to say, they instantly go viral on social media.
A similar thing happened recently. In a class 9 English exam paper, a question related to Kohli appeared under the creative writing section. Although the full question cannot be seen, Kohli’s image was found on the paper, and students were asked to describe the image in 100-120 words.
Check the image and fans’ reactions below:
The picture in the paper was taken during Kohli’s maiden century in T20Is, which he slammed in the 2022 Asia Cup dead rubber against Afghanistan. That match was India’s last group-stage match in the tournament.
That ton also ended Kohli’s century drought in international cricket. It was his first ton since his 136 in a Test match against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens back in 2019. The 34-year-old ended up registering the second-highest score in T20Is (122* off 61 balls, which included 12 fours and six maximums at a monstrous strike rate of 200).
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AB de Villiers almost calls Virat Kohli ‘old’
South African great AB de Villiers shares a special bond with Virat Kohli after sharing the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) dressing room for many years. But de Villiers bid adieu to the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the 2021 season, and recently, he had a fun interaction with Kohli on his YouTube channel Three Sixty.
Kohli, 34, burst into a laugh when de Villiers teased him by calling him old. This happened when Mr 360 asked Kohli how he maintains his competitive edge and mental freshness at this stage of his career.
“You’re getting old, not old, don’t get me wrong. You’re getting towards the latter stages of a good career very very soon yeah. It’s like a VVSP Very Very Senior Player. Is the competitive edge still there? How do you stay mentally fresh?” Kohli laughed and interrupted de Villiers by saying that he is old, before answering the question.
“I am [old],” Kohli had said, before adding that he gets excited about a big series or tournament and work toward the small goal after focusing on what he can get out of a game as a batsman.
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