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Virat Kohli Had A Banter With Anushka Sharma Over His Picture With A Cat
By CricShots - Nov 24, 2021 11:17 am
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India’s Test and ODI captain, Virat Kohli witnessed an unexpected visitor during his recent practice session in Mumbai. He shared a picture of a “cool cat” from the session as he is preparing for the second Test of the two-match series against  New Zealand,  which is a part of the World Test Championship. He took to his official Twitter to post a couple of pictures, captioning the post as: “A quick hello from a cool cat at practice.”

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma 

Virat’s wife, Anushka Sharma was quick to say hello. Her comment read, “Hello Billi”, to which Kohli hilariously responded, “Launda from Dilli and Mumbai ki Billi”. Kohli was one amongst the many first-choice Indian cricketers who were rested for the recently concluded three-match T20I series, which the team won under their new leader Rohit Sharma as Kohli stepped down as the T20I skipper after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup.

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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma banter

India witnessed an early exit from the T20 World Cup 2021 as they didn’t manage to reach the knockouts, after losing games to Pakistan and New Zealand. However, Virat Kohli has also been rested for the first of the two Tests against New Zealand and will join the team in the second Test in Mumbai from December 3. Ajinkya Rahane is set to lead the team in his absence in the first game at Kanpur’s Green Park Stadium from November 25.

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India also witnessed a change in the support staff after the T20 World Cup, as all amongst Ravi Shastri, Bharat Arun, and R Sridhar vacated their posts. Opening up on the transition when MS Dhoni passed the baton to Kohli, former bowling coach Arun revealed how Kohli let Dhoni handle the little details.

During an interview with Indian Express, Bharat Arun said, “Ravi told the importance of having a senior member like Dhoni in the team. Kohli understood that of course and it was a seamless transition. You could see the respect in the way Kohli would often let Dhoni handle little details and prowl on the boundary in ODIs. That kind of stuff can’t have happened without trust and respect. And Dhoni also saw he was given the space and responded so well.”

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He further added, “Fearlessness and honesty. During his tenure, there was absolutely no agenda. The decisions might have been right or wrong, that is irrelevant, but they came from the right place, purely thinking about team values and what we stood for as a team. Honesty encompasses criticism, self-introspection. It was in telling the team that ‘accept that we messed up’. It helped us evolve the team.”

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