REVEALED: Why Virat Kohli played cricket match the 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.

Updated: May 11, 2016, 20:02 PM IST
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.