Virat and Ishant play domestic cricket for Delhi
Kohli had decided to enter the field even after the death of his father.
New Delhi. Veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma has told that which is the word which is not in the dictionary of Virat Kohli. Both Kohli and Ishant are friends for a long time. After spending time together in first-class cricket, the two shared dressing rooms in international cricket as well. Virat and Ishant both play domestic cricket for Delhi. Ishant recalled the time when Kohli came out to bat after his father’s death. Ishant said that if the same situation had happened to him, he would not have gone to the ground.
Virat Kohli lost his father Prem Kohli in 2006. Ishant Sharma, famous among fellow players as ‘Lambu’, praised Virat fiercely in an interview given to YouTube channel BeerBiceps. Ishant said, ‘The day Virat lost his father, he was alone and very sad. He didn’t know how to react. Nevertheless, he decided to enter the match and we were able to win that match. Then Virat was 17 years old. If the same situation had happened to me, I would not have been able to go to the ground.
Virat and Ishant are best friends
Virat Kohli called Ishant his best friend during the last IPL season. Ishant has been away from Team India for a long time. He played in IPL 2023 from Delhi Capitals. According to Ishant, ‘There is no word named hope in Virat’s dictionary. There is only one word, faith.’ He believes that if the word called faith is inside you then you can do anything in the world. Kohli also said this after winning the match against Pakistan in the 2022 T20 World Cup last year.
International cricket career to Ishant and Virat
34-year-old Ishant Sharma played his last Test match in November 2021, while in 2016 he took part in the last ODI against Australia. Ishant took 311 wickets in 105 Test matches while he took 115 wickets in 80 ODIs. He has 8 wickets in 14 T20 International matches. Kohli has scored 8479 runs in 109 Test matches while he has 12898 runs in 274 ODIs. Virat has so far scored 4008 runs in 115 T20s.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 25, 2023, 13:35 IST