Virat Kohli has stolen a childhood joy from Sunil Chhetri
Kohli and Chhetri are great friends as well as mutual respect for what the other has been doing.
Updated - Oct 28, 2018 9:25 pm
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been in the kind of batting form that is tough to describe. He’s been scoring runs, at home, away, in Tests, in ODIs and T20Is, against amazing bowling attacks against normal bowlers but all that without even breaking a sweat. The last few hundreds that the 38 ODI century holder has scored have been just another day in the office for him. After the 3rd India vs Windies ODI, Kohli’s friend Sunil Chhetri has some childhood memory to share.
Chhetri who is the captain of the Indian national football team as well as the champion domestic football side Bengaluru FC also played cricket as a kid. Like most children in India. He was a batsman and always got the superhuman feeling after scoring a century. But now that he sees Kohli do it with such ease that too not in gully cricket but at the highest level of the sport, it has changed things for Chhetri.
Kohli has stolen the joy
After Kohli accomplished his 38th hundred in ODI cricket, which was his third consecutive ton of the series the footballer tweeted to Kohli. He wrote- “As a kid I loved cricket and scoring a ton was a superhuman feeling. You, @imVkohli have stolen that joy from me given how easily you’re smashing centuries at the highest level. Keep them coming, champ!”
As a kid I loved cricket and scoring a ton was a superhuman feeling. You, @imVkohli have stolen that joy from me given how easily you’re smashing centuries at the highest level. Keep them coming, champ!
— Sunil Chhetri (@chetrisunil11) October 28, 2018
In the ongoing series thus far, the Indian captain has been in sublime touch. Never has it appeared as if the bowlers have got him tied down, or even know what they’re doing against him. Making the most of it Kohli has accumulated 404 runs in 3 matches at a crazy average of 202 since he was unbeaten in the 2nd ODI.
That’s not all he also went past the 10,000-run mark and now also has the record for getting there the fastest as he broke Sachin Tendulkar’s previous best by a country mile.