As the world stay indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, India captain Virat Kohli and former English cricketer-turned-commentator Kevin Pietersen decided to have a chat on Instagram on Thursday. Fans instantly got excited on social media anticipating the chat, hoping the big names of the game spill beans. Also Read - Indian Boxing Team Doctor Tests Positive For COVID-19
Here are the top moments or answers that stood out during the much-anticipated chat. Also Read - Iran Reports 2,349 New Coronavirus Cases; Total Tally at 259,652
Kohli Makes KP Wait: Kohli comes in late for the chat and the English former cricketer says, ‘The big guy is fashionably late’. To this, Kohli replies, ‘You are too old for this, you won’t understand. (laughs)’ Also Read - Bengaluru Lockdown Extension News: Bengaluru to Come Under Complete Shutdown From Today, Won’t be Extended Beyond July 22 | Check Details
Kohli Reveals Whereabouts During Lockdown: As the chat rolls on, Kohli reveals his whereabouts during the 21-day lockdown. He says, with some space, he has opened up a farm and then expresses his heartbreak over the current situation.
What’s The Indian Skipper Missing Most? The 32-year-old reveals his brother is using the gym for the first time ever and he welcomes him to ‘his’ club.
Kohli on Spending Time With Anushka: “We have never been at one place for so long. It’s bizarre. It’s not a good thing to single out something like this as an opportunity to spend together. But it’s what it is. We are being cautious and staying positive. If not for this, I’d be hanging out with you at Chinnaswamy stadium.”
Kohli on The Lockdown Situation in India: ”Our response has been good. Apart from a few people, you must have seen the video, who do not respect the guidelines. I don’t know how it can happen. I hope people get sense into them and follow the guidelines. There needs to be unity in dealing with this issue.”
The Indian captain also reveals how his nickname became ‘Cheeku’.
“I got this nickname from a coach in the Ranji Trophy. I used to have big cheeks then. In 2007 I thought I was losing hair. I got my hair cropped and my cheeks and ear stood out. I got the name from a cartoon character. The rabbit in the comic Champak,” said Kohli.
Earlier, the No 1 ODI batsman in the world urged fans to stay indoors and avoid gatherings apart from making a donation to the PM CARES Fund.
Not long back, Pietersen also had a chat with India opener Rohit Sharma.