Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Monday recalled the ‘nervous’ moments he underwent in the dressing room after his selection in the national team.
Talking to the Times of India, Virat Kohli revealed what newcomers were asked to do inside the dressing room.
“I clearly remember walking into the team meeting. I was asked to give a speech in the team room. It was nerve-wracking for me with so many great Indian players there. They were looking at me. Which we now do to younger guys to intimidate them, make them nervous (smiles). These are my first memories,” Virat Kohli told TOI.
Virat also shared that he was not able to believe the news of his selection that he had watched on TeleVision along with his mother.
“I clearly remember sitting with my mom and watching the news on the day of the selection meeting. My name just flashed on the TV but I thought they might just be spreading a rumour. Five minutes later, I got a call from the board. I got goosebumps. I was shaking,” Kohli told Times of India.
Virat Kohli made his One Day International (ODI) debut in 2008 and after two years, he made his debut in the shortest format of the game. And in 2011, Virat made his Test debut against West Indies.
Currently, Virat Kohli is leading Royal Challengers Bangalore in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League.