Indian National Cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is currently on a break from cricket and will not take part in the last two ODIs and the T20I series to follow against New Zealand. Meanwhile, the men in blues have already sealed the five-match series winning the first three games.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have carefully monitored Virat Kohli’s workloads since the start of 2018, resting the captain for the Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka in March, India’s one-off Test against Afghanistan in Bangalore in June, the Asia Cup in the UAE in September and the home T20Is against West Indies in November.
Meanwhile, the talismanic run-scorer met the living legend Roger Federer, who was in Australia plying his trade in the Australian Open. Virat Kohli was one of the guests at the Melbourne Park following India’s historical series win in Tests and then ODIs against Australia.
It was amazing
Speaking on his conversation with the greatest of all time, Kohli noted that it was a fantastic feeling. He also revealed that Roger Federer remembered him as the duo met each other before a couple of times.
In addition to, Virat Kohli also hailed him saying that he is a great human being and that he has grown watching him play tennis.
“It was amazing,” Kohli told Sky Sport. “I’ve met him a couple of times before, and the fact that he remembered me was crazy. He told me he met me in Sydney a few years back when he was playing an exhibition match, and I was like, ‘Wow, he remembers me!’ I can’t explain that feeling. I’ve watched him play since I was a child. He’s a great tennis player but also a great man and a great human being,” he added.
In conclusion, the Indian skipper also revealed that Roger Federer kept asking him questions which signify the mutual respect both have for each other.