Kohli Picks Fastest Runner Between Wickets, Names Pujara as ‘Worst’

Sanjay Bangar

In anticipation of the third ODI between India and Australia, Virat Kohli and his former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) teammate De Villiers held a fun live session where they shared interesting career details. Kohli talked about the most memorable atmospheres he played in and mentioned the ODI World Cup in 2011 and the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan last year. Additionally, the former Indian captain revealed the story of how he met his wife, Anushka Sharma.

Following their conversation, Virat Kohli and Ab de Villiers took part in a rapid-fire round called ‘quick singles’. In this round, they were asked to name the player they had played with who was the fastest runner between wickets.

Dhoni was Kohli’s obvious choice for the fastest runner between the wickets, given his reputation for lightning-fast speed. De Villiers, on the other hand, chose Du Plessis, his fellow countryman. Kohli even shared that he did not need to call while running with Dhoni and ABD.

“Ofcourse, its not even a question, I have been asked this question before, AB (De Villiers) has by far been the fastest I have run with between wickets, the only other guy I had so much coordination and understanding with was MS (Dhoni). Now I don’t know about the speeds between the wickets, but with him and MS I would not even have to call,”

Kohli said.


When asked about his most memorable moments in his cricket career, Kohli cited the 2011 ODI World Cup final. He also mentioned the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan from last year as the best atmospheres he’s experienced. He also mentioned the 2016 IPL final. The final where RCB lost to SRH, but did not rank it higher than the other two matches.

“Best atmosphere I have experienced, the IPL final in 2016 was a very special day, it was very very intense, but above that is the World Cup final in 2011 in Mumbai, it was an unbelievable atmosphere. I have never experienced anything like that till 23rd October against Pakistan at the MCG. That night was something else, it was more than a sporting experience,”

Kohli replied.

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