IND vs PAK: Gautam Gambhir Takes A Stern Position On Virat Kohli Playing In Front Of His Own Pavilion In Arun Jaitley Stadium

Updated - 12 Oct 2023, 06:47 PM

Gautam Gambhir, Kapil Dev
Gautam Gambhir (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former India player Gautam Gambhir said that it was not an emotional moment for Virat Kohli to play in front of his home ground. Gambhir said that it was rather a proud feeling for Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli was part of the recent IND vs AFG match of ICC World Cup 2023. Kohli played at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, which is his home ground. Recently, a pavilion inside the stadium was also named as Virat Kohli Pavilion.

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Proud Feeling For Virat Kohli To Play At Home Ground- Gautam Gambhir

While speaking on Star Sports, Gautam Gambhir said that playing in his home ground is a proud feeling for Virat Kohli. He also said that a lot of childhood memories come back when you play at your home ground.

“I won’t say it’s an emotional moment but I will say it’s a very proud feeling. When you turn out in front of your home crowd, a lot of your childhood memories come back. The first time you must have entered the stadium. Obviously, it could have been different at that time,”
Gambhir said.

“Your U-19, U-16 experiences, your good, bad and ugly, your brilliant – all those experiences start coming back. All the memories start coming back. And more importantly, when you come and play a World Cup game – Not a lot of times you get to play a World Cup game at your home ground”, he further said.

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Gambhir also added that it would be a great feeling for Virat Kohli to play in front of his own pavilion.

“When you come back and you get your pavilion, what better feeling? Because you never realized when started taking this sport or when you entered this stadium that you would be playing in front of your pavilion,” he added.

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Virat Kohli also batted well in the IND vs AFG match. He scored an unbeaten half-century in the match to get the winning runs for India. The men-in-blue outplayed Afghanistan by 8 wickets while chasing 273 in the match.

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