The dream of every budding cricketer is to don the Indian jersey and represent the national team at the international stage and Virat Kohli’s dream was no different. The cricketer from Delhi earned his maiden call-up in 2008 against Sri Lanka and the rest is history.
Speaking at an event, when asked what was the best moment in your cricketing career, the Indian skipper revealed that when he got to know that he will be donning the Indian jersey for the first time and sharing the dressing room with the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, he went berserk and labeled it as the finest moment of his professional career.
Recalling that epic moment, Kohli said that he was at home with his mother and watching the news and suddenly his name popped up on the screen which shocked him and it took some time to sink in the feeling. He further stated that it will always remain the most “special” moment of his life.
“For me, the moment that will always be very dear to me or special is the day that I got selected in the Indian team. I was at home with my mother, watching the news, I was getting no information from anywhere and as my name flashed I had no idea what to do,” Kohli said.
The World Number One Test batsman also shared that he did not know how to react to the announcement and went “berserk.”
“I went berserk, there was no synchronization. I did not know whether to sit, stand, run or jump. I think that is one moment that I would multiply eight times any day and replay it,” added Kohli.
Earlier today, the Indian skipper was given the Spirit of Cricket Award for 2019 by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The award was given to him for telling the people to show appreciation for Steve Smith in an ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and Australia last year when the whole crowd was booing Smith.
“You can Sledge, can have banter on the field, you say things to the opposition in wanting to beat them. But booing someone is not in the spirit of any sport, I don’t endorse it,” Kohli explained after receiving the accolade.