Dera Sacha Sauda leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has often claimed that he has a huge role in Virat Kohli’s success in the world of cricket. An old video showing the Indian skipper seeking the self-styled Godman’s blessings has hit the internet and makes us question if the DSS leader was actually telling the truth. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was recently convicted for a 2002 rape case and has been accused of sexually exploited two women followers nearly 15 years ago. The following of the spiritual leader has led to great tensions in states like Punjab and Haryana and old videos of this self-styled Godman have been going viral. This old video showing Virat seeking Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s blessings has raised eyebrows. Virat Kohli lookalike again found in Pakistan! Video of Indian cricket captain’s doppelganger working at Domino’s outlet is going viral.

In 2016, spiritual leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim in an interview was quoted saying how he guided the Indian skipper leading to his successful days. He said, “He (Virat Kohli) was unable to convert good starts into big scores. I suggested him to practice hard and continue learning.” He continued by revealing that Virat Kohli had thanked him after getting selected for the Indian cricket team. Obviously, we all laughed our hearts out at the MSG: The Messenger actor’s far-fetched claims.

But here’s the twist in the tale. A video has emerged on the micro-blogging platform that shows our Indian captain taking blessings from the Dera Sacha Sauda leader. Not just him the video also has Indian bowler Ashish Nehra, also from Delhi with Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. The footage appears like it must have been shot several years ago with a polite Kohli kneeling down before the sect leader with folded hands. Well, we do not know whether Team Indian captain is indeed a follower of Ram Rahim Singh or not.

At present, Virat Kohli’s unit is in Sri Lanka for the India tour of Sri Lanka, 2017. Virat Kohli and team have won the Test Series and have won all the three ODIs that have been played. The Indian skipper has not spoken about his connection to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and is busy making India proud in the cricketing world.