Virat Kohli was the special guest at the Mumbai leg of the Pro Kabaddi League 2019 on Saturday. The crowd gave an enormous reception to the Indian cricket team skipper.
Kohli also sang the national anthem ahead of the start of the Maharashtra Derby as home team U Mumba took on the Puneri Paltan. He seemed to be enjoying the tackles and raids as the camera kept panning on him.
Kohli was interviewed by Star Sports as well. When asked about who would be the seven players from his side that can form a kabaddi team, he brought it down to strength and athleticism. Thus, the Indian skipper named MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and KL Rahul in his seven.
“It requires a lot of strength and athleticism. So I would say, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, and Umesh Yadav. Umesh is really strong. Rishabh Pant as well. I would say Bumrah because he can really work on a toe-touch. One more… I am not even going to include myself because these guys are stronger and more athletic. The last one would be KL Rahul. That’s my seven,” Kohli was quoted saying to the official broadcaster for the Pro Kabaddi League.
Speaking about his favourite Kabaddi players, Kohli told Star Sports, his favourite Kabaddi player is Rahul Chaudhri and said that the camaraderie between Chaudhri and Ajay Thakur for Team India and Tamil Thalaivas reminds him of himself and Dhoni.
Which of his teammates make it to the skipper's kabaddi 7? 🤔
As tough on the mat as he is on the pitch – @imVkohli is a true Pangebaaz as he shows here in this rapid-fire Q&A!
— ProKabaddi (@ProKabaddi) July 27, 2019