Ahead of the Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bangalore fixture, the fans at the Arun Jaitely Stadium were presented with a heartwarming moment as RCB star Virat Kohli met his childhood coach. In a video shared by the official IPL Twitter account, Kohli is seen interacting with Rajkumar Sharma.
The former Indian captain also touched Sharma's feet before the duo shared a hug. Rajkumar Sharma was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-spinner. He has represented Delhi in First Class Cricket and also played some List A matches for the national capital. Sharma coached Kohli when he was in his cricket academy before he broke into the Delhi side and made it to the India U-19 squad.
Watch the video here:
After this moment, Virat Kohli certainly used the blessings of his childhood coach and top-scored for the Bangalore-based franchise. Kohli was dismissed at a score of 55 in 46 balls with five boundaries. After the first innings, Kohli spoke about the importance of the coach and this specific ground.
He said, "It (7000 runs in IPL) is just another milestone on the journey. It's a nice number, I just saw it on the screen. If it helps the team, I am happy to contribute. It's a special moment for me, my family is here, my coach is here, Anushka is here. My whole journey started here. I was watched by the selectors at this ground and selected. I feel nothing but gratitude, god has blessed me with such amazing things, I can only bow down."