After a fascinating cricket career, the former Indian batsman has been unstoppable on the micro-blogging site Twitter. Undoubtedly, he has taken the cricket fraternity by storm with his witty takes, birthday wishes, and friendly gestures. It won’t be incorrect to say that there can be a book written on Sehwag’s wit and humorous tweets.
Yes, his excellent sense of humor is loved by every Indian Cricket fan. We now and then see Viru trolling others with his witty and funny words and entertains fans. Recently, we have seen a two-line application from Sehwag in his unique style for the prestigious role of India’s head coach which turned everyone die laughing all the day.
However, in the application, the quick-witted Sehwag had written that he knows a lot of players current generations and he proved it right by sharing a story about Virat Kohli on his fresh arrival in the Indian dressing room.
Both Viru and Virat have a jolly bond as the former appreciates his fellow Delhi lad for his talent and hard work whereas the latter admires the fearless batting style he had when he played international cricket. However, both are from Delhi and still have different personalities. Kohli is on the aggressive side whereas Sehwag was always on the relaxed side.
The one thing common about of them is that they don’t like to mince words, pretty clear in what they thin and speaking their hearts out most of the times.
On a show for the Star Sports channel, Sehwag narrated a story on the current Indian skipper and discussed how he was a quiet young boy in the dressing room during his initial years.
He said that “He was a shy and quite youngster in front of us senior players but when he was in the U-19 team he used to be very very naughty. I’ve heard a lot of stories about how naughty he was him from his U-19 coach Ajit Chaudhary.“
However, Viru expressed that he heard from his coach that Virat was a notorious boy and he narrated the incident as follows
“Once Chaudhary told me that Kohli fell ill or was play acting so his coach told him that he wouldn’t play in the next match. And suddenly Kohli’s fever went away and he became absolutely fine after hearing that, started batting normally the way he does in the nets also. He played the next match and smashed a double hundred,”
Virender also talked about how and where for the first time he got to know Virat’s name and got the chance to watch him live. Viru said that
“The first time I heard about Virat Kohli was in Najafgarh where there was another player around 16-17 years of age who used to bowl to me, his name was Pradeep Sangwan. I heard Virat Kohli and Ishant Sharma’s name from the first time from him, Kohli especially.
“He told me that if you want to watch a player you should watch Virat Kohli. He told me how brilliant Kohli was as a batsman. Initially I thought Sangwan was just bragging about his friend.
“But when I saw Virat Kohli play for the first time – he came out to bat with me in a T20 match and played a backfoot punch shot piercing the gap through long on and long off for a four, that was when I felt this boy has some serious talent. After that he didn’t look back and within one year he broke into the Indian team,” Sehwag added.