Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who returned home from Australia for the birth of his first child, said parenthood is and will continue to be the greatest moment in his wife Anushka Sharma’s life. Asked about the emotions he went through when Team India returned to Australia to record an epic series win, Kohli said he had seen all the games and was “so happy and proud” of what the team managed to achieve against all odds. The 32-year-old batsman said he clearly remembers being in the hospital watching Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur partner in the final test on his phone just before the doctors called them. Kohli also said that the two feelings cannot be compared and for him, becoming a father will always remain the most special moment in his life.
“First, I don’t think the two are comparable. For me, becoming a father was and continues to be the most beautiful moment of my life … in both of our lives. And that is something that must be experienced under what I am saying,” Kohli said during a virtual press conference on the eve of the first test against England.
Kohli said the connection with the team “doesn’t just go away,” especially when the entire team has worked so hard to achieve their goals, especially in the longest format.
“The connection with the team does not disappear in any situation, especially when you have given everything for the team, especially the Test side on a daily basis for the past six years to be motivated to test cricket on top … take Indian cricket And when the whole group has put in so much effort, you’re always connected, ”Kohli explained.
Kohli gave an example of how connected he was to what happened in Down Under during the series, describing how he saw the progress of the game even in the hospital.
“I watched all the games, especially the Sydney test and the final test. I remember well when Shardul and Washington entered into a partnership … I looked at it on my phone just before we had to go in when the doctors called. You are connected to the team and you look forward to seeing the guys doing well, ”said the Indian captain.
Kohli praised the whole team’s persistence and determination, saying that he doesn’t care whether he was there with the team or not, all that matters is that this win will be etched in the minds of Indian cricket fans forever.
“I was so happy and proud to see the whole team come back to the series as we did. Everyone deserves credit for what they did in Australia.
“I won’t say what happened because it was purely out of determination, persistence and conviction that they achieved what they eventually achieved, which is something that will forever go into the hearts and minds of Indian cricket fans. Whether I was a part of It or not, it doesn’t matter to me as much as it matters to the Indian cricket team and the whole country. I came back for a moment that is and will be the most special moment in our lives, “he concluded.
The first test between India and England will start on February 5 and Kohli confirmed that Rishabh Pant, who had a series to commemorate Down Under, will start the match for India on Friday.
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