On Father’s day Indian Test captain, Virat Kohli took to social media site Instagram to post a childhood picture with his father with a caption, “How I wish I could wish you a very happy Father’s day in person. The strongest person I’ve ever known. To all the fathers I just want to wish you a happy Father’s day. #pillarsofstrength.”
Virat Kohli lost his father when he was 18 years old. Virat was playing for Delhi in a Ranji trophy match. He had to bat to save Delhi from a humiliating defeat against Karnataka.
Kohli saved the match and left for his father’s funeral. His father Prem Kohli` suffered a massive heart attack.
Kohli in a recent interview revealed that leaving the game unfinished would have been a sin, “I called my [Delhi] coach in the morning. I said I wanted to play because for me not completing a cricket game is a sin. That was a moment that changed me as a person. The importance this sport holds in my life is very, very high.”
Kohli has won the U-19 World Cup in 2008 and burst into the international in the same year. His match-winning knock against the West Indies in Champions Trophy South Africa received accolades from the senior Indian cricketers.
Kohli in 2015has become the Test captain of India. He has become the first captain who defeated Sri Lanka at their home after two decades.