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WATCH: Class Recognizes Class! Virat Kohli Sharing His Admiration For Novak Djokovic

Team India star batter Virat Kohli shared his opinion about 24-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic ahead of the 2nd T20I vs AFG

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Jan 14, 2024 15:03 IST
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Indian cricket star Virat Kohli revealed on Sunday the story behind his friendship with Serbian tennis sensation Novak Djokovic and the origins of their mutual admiration. In a video shared by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), Virat mentioned that their conversations began when he coincidentally came across a text he had sent to Djokovic, attempting to greet the tennis star with a simple “hello.”

“I got in touch with Novak very organically. I was just looking at his Instagram profile once and happened to press his “Message” button. I thought I would say him ‘Hello, maybe.’ Then I saw a message from him on my DM already. I never saw it myself. Then I saw a message from him on my DM already. I never saw it myself.

“The first time I saw my own messages, I saw that he had messaged me himself. Then I was like, Let’s check if it is a fake account or not. But then I checked it and it was legitimate. Then we started talking, exchanging messages every now and then. I would congratulate him on all of his fantastic achievements,” recalled Virat.

Virat Kohli also recalled the text message he received from the record-Grand Slam holder Djokovic after he scored his 50th ODI century in the ODI World Cup 2023.

“There has been mutual admiration and respect. It is nice to connect with global athletes who are excelling at a high level. Collectively, it is sending out a message of inspiration to the next generation in a way,” said Virat.

Virat Kohli conveyed his deep admiration for Novak Djokovic, acknowledging the tennis star’s impressive journey in the sporting world and his dedicated commitment to fitness. Kohli expressed optimism about the prospect of meeting the Serbian icon in the near future.

“I have a lot of respect for him and his journey; his passion for fitness is something I follow and believe in myself. So there is a lot to connect on. Hopefully, when he comes to India or if I happen to be in a country where he is playing, I will catch up with him and just chill out and have a cup of coffee,” said Virat.

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First published on: Jan 14, 2024 02:51 PM IST

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