India and RCB skipper Virat Kohli isn’t short of fans all around the globe. From pundits to experts to cricket followers, everyone looks up to him and his talent and the same ability was observed by former South Africa wicket-keeper Mark Boucher.
In an Instagram Live chat with AB de Villiers, Kohli opened about how he got help from Boucher in the initial days of his game. Boucher and Kohli have played for RCB together in the past.
“Boucher told me that he would be disappointed if he doesn’t see me playing for India at some stage,” Kohli revealed.
The right-hander further added that the wicket-keeper batsman told him that to play international cricket, one should be able to play short deliveries.
“He used to take me to nets and make a practice to play the short deliveries with a tennis racket and wet tennis balls,” he added.
Kohli also gave credits to Fletcher and Gary Kristen for his improvement in the game. Kohli has been an integral part of the RCB franchise not just because he is the captain but has been pretty dominant with the bat as well.
In the 2016 edition of the IPL, Kohli notched up a total of 973 runs including four tons. He scored his fifth IPL hundred in the last season. RCB have played three IPL finals but are still win-less in the title clash.
The 2020 season was initially slated to begin in the March-end but was postponed till April 14. But with the country totally locked down now, the cash-rich league has been postponed indefinitely amid Coronavirus outbreak.