Captain Kohli got a special gift from a fan in Guwahati ahead of the first T20 international between India and Sri Lanka on Sunday. The fan met the Indian captain and gave him a portrait, which he made using old and discarded mobile phones and wires.
The fan, named Rahul, later revealed that it took him 3 days and 3 nights to make the portrait. Kohli saw the portrait and even signed it after meeting the fan in the team hotel.The video of the whole episode was filmed and posted by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on its social media pages.
India and Sri Lanka are all set to lock horns in their first match of the New Year and the first of the three-T20I series at the Barsapara cricket stadium in Guwahati later in the evening. The match will see the return of two important players in the Indian team – Shikhar Dhawan and Jasprit Bumrah.
With Rohit Sharma rested for the T20I series, all eyes will be on Dhawan who is under considerable pressure when it comes to retaining his spot in the shortest format of the game after an ordinary 2019 when he managed just 272 runs from 12 T20Is.
Dhawan was not part of the West Indies series at home last year after he hurt his knee during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He was not at his absolute best in the T20I series against Bangladesh and faced criticism from several quarters.