Watch : Before India's first World Cup game against Australia, Virat Kohli meets a special fan in Chennai.
People all over India are crazy about Virat Kohli, the batting master. People all over the country have shown their love for Kohli in amazing ways, like using 5,000 cricket balls to make a mural of his face or having a sunlight artist paint a portrait of the former Indian captain. A fan recently made a unique portrait of Kohli. The BCCI released a video on Friday of Kohli meeting the wheelchair-bound fan, Srinivas, and having him sign a one-of-a-kind portrait that he had drawn.
The artist from Chennai even said it took him more than 40 hours to make the unique piece.
"Hi, my name is Srinivas and I am from Chennai." I study graphic design and came here to buy tickets. But I ended up meeting Virat Kohli and getting him to sign this. "Yes, I drew it myself. It took me more than 40 hours. I was really nervous, and he just walked right into me," the happy fan said.
"It took me 40+ hours to make this for Virat Kohli," the official Indian cricket team Instagram account wrote along with a video of the touching moment. Have a look at Srinivas. He is a very special Virat Kohli fan who had a great day in Chennai.
Without a doubt, Srinivas was thrilled when Virat Kohli agreed to take a picture with him. It made me wonder if I was dreaming. It looked like he walked up to me and asked, "Do you want me to sign the picture?" I said, "Sure, sir," and asked him to take a picture. He said, "That sounds good, let us do it." His cover drive is the only reason I became a fan, and it inspired me to draw this. "Good luck to all 15 players," the young fan of Team India said.
Kohli seems to be in great shape before the 2023 World Cup. He has scored three hundreds in ODIs this year. Up to now, the 34-year-old has scored 47 hundreds in ODIs. At this point, Kohli only needs two more ODI hundreds to pass Sachin Tendulkar's record of 49 centuries in 50-over games. Kohli became the fastest batter in ODI history to score 13,000 runs last month. During the Asia Cup game against Pakistan, his impressive feat took place.
Also, the Indian cricket team will play their first World Cup 2023 game on Sunday, October 8, against the strong Australia team. This comes after winning the Asia Cup. The MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai will be the site of India's first World Cup game.