This ad will auto close in 10 seconds
REVEALED: Why Virat Kohli played cricket match the day after his father's death!

New Delhi: Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli is in the form of his life. The brightest start of the Indian batting line up, Virat has passed many hurdles in personal and professional life to reach at this level.

His commitment towards the game is commendable. In fact, while talking to CNN, the 27-year-old disclosed the reason behind his tough decision to play a cricket match a day after his father's death.

Kohli father passed away due to massive heart attack, when he was playing a Ranji Trophy game for Delhi against Karnataka.

Still the promising talent wanted to complete the game, as according to him, not doing so would have been a ‘sin’.

While talking about the incident Kohli said, “I called my [Delhi] coach in the morning. I said I wanted to play, because for me not completing a cricket game is a sin. That was a moment that changed me as a person. The importance this sport holds in my life is very, very high.”

At the moment Kohli is captaining Royal Challengers Bangalore and is the leading run scorer in the IPL's ongoing edition with 561 runs in nine games, thanks to two unbeaten tons and four half-centuries.    

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

Rising Pune Supergiant Vs Mumbai Indians

May 21  20:00 IST
Mumbai Indians beat Rising Pune Supergiant by 1 run


May 19  20:00 IST
Mumbai Indians won by 6 wickets with 33 balls remaining

IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7


1 David Warner
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs


1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets