New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming West Indies tour, India’s Test captain Virat Kohli went candid with his fans and shared his childhood experiences at an event in New Delhi.
Sharing his childhood memories on how he used to spend his holidays, Kohli said, “I generally used to spend my holidays by playing cricket all the time or play badminton in society.”
India’s run-machine, who is reportedly dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma revealed he is yet to see the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra and never been to Vaishno Devi, a popular pilgrimage spot for North Indians.
India’s style icon Kohli also spoke about the number of tattoos he had. "(I have) eight, because the tattoos on my left hand are not connected yet. But once everything is done, then it would become three,” he said.
He also pointed out that he has around 50-60 nicknames. "My teammates call me 'Cheeku', but at home my family has given me too many nicknames. Your mum would call you something and then your brother and sister would call you something else.
"But, yes they call me 'Veeru' at home mostly. I have some 50-60 names. Whatever comes to their mind and heart, but mostly, Veeru," Kohli said.
Completing holiday homework is the major pressure that children have in holidays and it was no different for the top-ranked T20 batsman, who said the homework was a ‘big headache’ for him and he never ended up finishing it.
The RCB captain who has played most number of matches at the home ground of RCB, M Chinnaswamy stadium, said that it is now easy to bat at Chinnaswamy than to bat at Smaaash 360 degree cricket stimulator.
Kohli, who was happy to be a part of virtual gaming arena in New Delhi on Friday, further said, “I remember virtual arcade was expensive for us to go out, for a game at virtual station it used to cost rupees 10 for a coin which was difficult to afford at that time.”
Although he remains an aggressive cricketer on the field, Kohli was sublime when he dolled out a for his fans - learn from mistakes and quickly.
"Mistakes are going to happen, but then it's about how much time you have in between those mistakes. They shouldn't be repetitive," Kohli added....