Virat Kohli unveils his new ‘retro’ look and glasses during an interaction with Mayank Agarwal
All Indian cricketers including Kohli are currently confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Updated - Jul 22, 2020 6:18 pm
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had recently shared engaging inaugural episode of ‘Open Nets with Mayank’ on their Twitter handle. The host of the show– India’s Test opener Mayank Agarwal– was seen interacting with former India skipper and stalwart Sourav Ganguly. Fondly known as ‘Dada’, Ganguly reminisced many on-field memories during the interaction, including his iconic 2002 NatWest Trophy final celebration.
After hogging the headlines with the first episode, the BCCI, on Wednesday, shared a teaser of the next episode of ‘Open Nets with Mayank’. The second guest on the show is going to be none other than current India skipper Virat Kohli. In the teaser, Kohli was spotted in a ‘retro’ look, sporting a grown set of hair and beard amid the pandemic.
Along with the hair and beard, Kohli was also spotted wearing old-fashioned glassed in the clip. Towards the end of the teaser, even host Mayank Agarwal passed a compliment on Kohli’s ‘retro’ glasses. “Nice glasses”, said Mayank as “Thanks man, going retro,” replied the Indian captain.
Look who's gone retro 👀😎
— BCCI (@BCCI) July 22, 2020
Virat Kohli had earlier also shared a video where he was getting a haircut by Anushka Sharma
Like many other cricketers, Kohli has also been active on social media amid the COVID-19 pandemic. At a time when cricket in India has come to a standstill, the prolific batsman has often shared photos as well as videos with wife Anushka Sharma.
Kohli had earlier also shared a video where he was getting a haircut at home by Anushka. All Indian cricketers including Kohli are currently confined to their homes due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, cricket is likely to return soon as the BCCI is planning to host the much-awaited IPL 2020 in UAE from September. The cash-rich league is subject to government clearance but the Indian board is eager to organize the league this year, especially after the ICC announced the postponement of the T20 World Cup 2020. However, an official decision over the feasibility of the league will be taken in the IPL Governing Council meeting later this week.
Ahead of shifting the IPL to UAE, the board is planning to organise a camp to help players find their rhythm. Due to the pandemic, all cricketers across the nation have been away from the sport since March.
Kohli, in the thirteenth edition of the IPL, will aim to steer Royal Challengers Bangalore to their maiden IPL title. Despite being equipped with many world-class players in their armoury, the Bangalore franchise has failed to clinch the trophy even once since the inception of the IPL. Kohli will be leading Royal Challengers Bangalore while Mayank will be plying his trade for Kings XI Punjab.