England is considered one of the toughest places to tour for the Indian team as they have failed to win a Test series in the country in the past 16 years. In 2014, Team India had another forgettable tour of England as they suffered a 1-3 series loss. The series is also remembered for India’s premier batter Virat Kohli’s dismal run as he scored just 134 runs in 10 innings. Kohli’s rough patch raised questions about his place in the team with fans asking for him to be dropped immediately.
However, team India made a phenomenal comeback in the ODI series beating England 3-1. But the fans were still unhappy with the result of the Test series. Now, Virat Kohli has shared an incident where a fan schooled the Indian team on cricketing skills on a flight after India’s dismal performance in England. Kohli revealed that the person gave some tips to MS Dhoni and demanded a hundred from him.
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Talking on the latest episode of RCB Podcast season 2, Virat Kohli revealed the hilarious interaction with the passenger and said, “The man first headed to Mahi (MS Dhoni) and started talking about how the team composition should be and MS ignored it efficiently. He then shifted his focus to me and asked me what exactly is going on with my bat. The man said that he wanted a hundred from me in the next game.”
Kohli further continued, explaining how he decided to tackle the passenger’s sudden outburst, he said, “I was young back then and that kind of flicked the switch and I invited him for a conversation. I asked him where he works and he mentioned some company. Then I asked him about his designation and he mentioned that he was some kind of manager. I then replied by saying in the next three years, I want you to be the chairman of the company.”
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Virat Kohli’s statement hit the fan hard and the latter quickly realized that playing international cricket is not child’s play. The star India batter further disclosed that seeing the passenger being relentless the entire team India began shouting ‘Coach-Coach’ together which embarrassed the fan making him return to his seat.