'Not Request me For Tickets': Virat Kohli Asks 'Friends' to Enjoy World Cup from Home
Virat Kohli will be playing in his fourth ICC ODI World Cup. In 2011, he was on the team that won the tournament, which was also his first time playing in the tournament.
It appears that Virat Kohli has received, or anticipates, a barrage of requests from the others for ICC Cricket World Cup tickets.
For what other reason would he "humbly" request on social media that his pals watch the tournament from the comfort of their homes rather than approaching him for the tickets?
"As the World Cup draws near, I sincerely want to inform all of my friends not to ask me for tickets during the competition. Enjoy from your homes, please," Kohli wrote early on Wednesday on Instagram Stories.
In the past, a number of cricket players have acknowledged that they have been asked for tickets to important events by friends and relatives.
On Tuesday, a day later, Kohli arrived in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, where he had earlier flown to Mumbai for private reasons. If the weather hadn't caused the warm-up match between India and the Netherlands to be cancelled, he supposedly wouldn't have played.
On Sunday, October 8, the Indian team will play its first world cup match in Chennai against Australia, the five-time champions.
Rain forced the cancellation of the two warm-up matches the Rohit Sharma-led team was scheduled to play before the event, against the Netherlands and England.
The world cup in 2023 will be Kohli's fourth in his illustrious international career. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, he made his debut at the ODI showpiece in the 2011 world cup in India and went on to win the championship.
In the 2019 edition in England, he served as captain and led India to the semi-finals, where they were defeated by New Zealand.
The ten captains of the competing world cup teams will meet in Ahmedabad on Wednesday to take part in a pre-tournament picture shoot.
The tournament's opening match pits reigning champions England against New Zealand, whom they defeated in 2019 to win their first ODI world cup.