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The Unlikely Bond: Novak Djokovic Opens Up On His Deep Connection With Virat Kohli
By CricShots - Jan 15, 2024 11:57 am
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In an unexpected revelation, tennis maestro Novak Djokovic has shed light on his friendship with Indian cricket legend Virat Kohli in anticipation of the Australian Open 2024. The 24-time Grand Slam champion delved into the dynamics of their camaraderie, emphasizing a connection that has developed over several years. Djokovic, currently 36, is making headlines with his exceptional fitness and unyielding determination as he prepares for the upcoming Australian Open.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

In an interview with Sony Sports, the Serbian athlete shared, “Virat Kohli and I have been exchanging texts for a few years, and we never had the chance to meet face-to-face. However, it was truly a privilege and an honor to hear him speak kindly about me. I obviously admire his career, achievements, and everything he has accomplished.”

 

Expressing appreciation for Kohli’s generous words, Djokovic acknowledged the cricket maestro’s illustrious career. Despite the lack of in-person meetings, the two sports icons have cultivated a distinctive friendship through their ongoing conversations.

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As Djokovic sets his sights on securing his 25th Grand Slam title, he conveyed his admiration for India and shared plans to revisit the country. Reflecting on his last visit a decade ago, Djokovic expressed a profound desire to delve into India’s rich history, culture, and spirituality.

“I have been to India only once in my life, around 10 or 11 years ago. I came to play an exhibition event in New Delhi for two days. It was a very brief stay. So, I really hope that I will be able to come back in the near future because I have a great desire, a great wish to explore your beautiful country that has so much history, so much culture to offer to the world, and spirituality as well. It’s amazing,” shared Novak Djokovic.

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As the 10-time Australian Open champion gears up for the tournament, his first-round opponent is Croatian Dino Prizmic. Djokovic is eyeing a Golden Slam this year, aiming for unprecedented success. Meanwhile, cricket enthusiasts can anticipate Virat Kohli’s return in the second T20I against Afghanistan in Indore on Sunday. The Indian batting maestro, who missed the series opener due to personal reasons, is poised to make a resounding comeback to the pitch.