The newly elected India captain in all three format of the games, Vikrat Kohli was today honoured by the West Delhi Cricket Academy at a function that was organised to felicitate his achievement in the cricketing landscape and also for getting Padma Shri Awards. Kohli, who was of their illustrious trainees, was present at the event along with veteran cricket administrator Rajeev Shukla, former cricketer Atul Wassan and Kholi’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma.
Wassan, while he was a part of the selection committee, had selected Kohli in the Delhi Ranji team. Gracing the ceremony were Kohli’s family, including his brother Vikas and mother Saroj Kohli. Speaking about Kohli’s magnificent achievements in the recent past, Coach Sharma said, “Virat achieved success because of his work ethics and discipline. He has evolved as a player in all three formats and it is a matter of great pride that the world today acknowledges Virat’s amazing talent.”
“He has remained humble and it is a quality that distinguishes him. His desire to learn and the commitment to be involved all the time is a strong part of his character now. Indian cricket is proud of him and we at the WDCA just adore him,” Sharma added further. Later while addressing the guests at the event, the Indian skipper said, “I have been with Rajkumar Sir for 19 years and my roots are with the academy. Every time I go there I learn something.”
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Kohli has recently led to India to triumphs over England in Test, ODI and T20 series. With the one-off Test between India and Bangladesh starting in Hyderabad on Thursday, its time for Virat Kohli and his team to get back to the business after relaxing their nerves post the T20 series triumph against England.