The 50th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 will feature a clash between the David Warner-led Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Saturday, May 6. With the Bangalore team travelling to Delhi, the game will be a homecoming for ace batter Virat Kohli.
Ahead of the game, Royal Challengers Bangalore took to their social media platforms and posted a video of Kohli’s childhood days. In the video, the 34-year-old’s childhood coach, Rajkumar Sharma, reflected on Kohli’s younger years and revealed how he was in training.
“On May 30, 1998, he came to me with his brother and his father. Within a few days, we could see that he was very different from others—a very active, very hyper, and very naughty guy. He was very determined and dedicated; he wanted to dominate from Day 1. He had tremendous self-belief that I can do anything. Shalaj and Virat were very thick friends from my academy,” Rajkumar Sharma said in the video.
He’s special and god-gifted talent: Rajkumar Sharma
“Virat never used to get out to the juniors teammates, so he came to and said, ‘put me in the elders group’. He once got hit on the chest, but he told his mother, I’ll play with elders only. He’s special and god-gifted talent,” Rajkumar Sharma said.