Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has a huge fan base not only in India but also across the world. Kohli’s current form in all the three formats of the game has even turned his haters into his fans.
And now meet the craziest Virat Kohli fan- Nikash Kanhar.
Nikash is a resident of Odisha and has a wild passion for Virat. He is mad for him and can do anything possible for watching his favourite star bat.
Recently, this 33 year old guy mortgaged his mother’s jewellery without thinking even once as he just wanted to book flight tickets to Chandigarh so that he can watch the third Test match between India and England.
As quoted in the entertainment website, Nikash said “I took a loan against my mother’s jewelry I got Rs 25,000. I spent Rs 11,000 on booking air tickets from Bhubaneswar to Delhi and back.”
Talking further about the reaction of his family, Nikash added, “There was an argument. But I convinced my mother. All she wants is a photo of Virat and I in the same frame. I don’t know how soon that is likely to happen. Where returning the money is concerned, dhekh lenge. Ma hi to hai (Let’s see how I can do it. It is mother’s money after all).”
About his father’s reaction, who is a vegetable vendor, he said “Woh bolte hain, par sunta kaun hai (he keeps cribbing, but who listens).”
Kanhar also said that, “I am crazy for cricket since my childhood. I used to play also, but then I lost interest in playing… I turned a Virat fan after seeing him bat.”
Since last 3 years, Nikash has been following Kohli wherever he goes across India. Now, he has just one wish ie. to be photographed with his star player and follow him everywhere just like Sachin Tendulkar‘s fan- Sudhir.