Wicket-keeper batsman, Josh Philippe says that Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) skipper, Virat Kohli is a completely different person when he steps off the field in contrast to the regular notion of many people.
Philippe, who shared the dressing room with Virat Kohli during the IPL 2020, observed that while Kohli is ultra-aggressive on the ground and hogs all the limelight, but once he out of it, the India and RCB captain is a cordial character. He reveals that Kohli is humble and an easy to approach person off the field.
“The camera never leaves him. It’s amazing to see his intensity on the field, but then away from the field see how normal and humble he is. He was so easy to approach,” Josh Philippe told Sydney Morning Herald.
While Josh Philippe played only 5 matches and scored 78 runs in the IPL 2020, where his side finished on the 4th spot, he did enough to impress the management as the 23-year-old was retained by RCB for IPL 2021- while the Australian captain, Aaron Finch was released. Philippe will be expected to start the season, relieving AB de Villiers off from the keeping duties, and open with another youngster, Devdutt Padikkal.
The dream is to play Test cricket for Australia: Josh Philippe
Josh Philippe, who is currently playing for the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League, wishes to play Test cricket for his country someday. The wicket-keeper batsman plies his trade for Western Australia in domestic cricket – he has 988 runs in 19 first-class matches.
“The dream is to play Test cricket. This year was a fascinating year. I had the chance to go to the IPL, and because it was postponed, I missed Shield cricket [with Western Australia] as a result. I still have a lot to learn with four-day cricket. But if you’re consistently playing and doing well, you never know what happens,” Philippe added.