In a recent interaction with Star Sports Cricket Connected Indian skipper Virat Kohli said that he loves to play in the IPL as it allows people from different countries to interact with each other and camaraderie among them but this is missing in ICC tournaments.
“You do play all your tournaments, which is one team versus another, ICC tournaments come every now and then, but even in ICC tournaments, you don’t really interact with the other team players or you see the other teams so often every now and then,” Kohli said on Star Sports Cricket Connected.
“But in the IPL, you are just probably meeting another team every second or third day and that’s the beauty of the IPL, you are playing in a different ‘mahol’ (atmosphere).I absolutely love that tournament and also for the camaraderie which you share with so many new players that you play with, so many players that you have known for a long time now, not from your own country, those who you don’t see often, and there is one reason why everyone loves the IPL too, there is a connect, of players and fans and of viewers,” he added.
When it was asked to Kohli to pick his favourite match from his entire cricket journey, then King Kohli picked the 2016 Quarterfinal match of T20 World Cup against Australia in Mohali, which was won by India with Kohli’s brilliant 50 plus knock and stitched an important match-winning partnership with former captain MS Dhoni to take his team over the line.
“It’s a very difficult question because so many matches happen but I think from the point of atmosphere and importance of match, the quarterfinal match against Australia in 2016 T20 World Cup in Mohali, that was my most favourite match. Because that day, we won from a difficult situation and I realized many things about myself.”