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‘Proud of you’ Rajkumar Sharma congratulates Kohli on ODI centuries landmark

‘Proud of you’ Rajkumar Sharma congratulates Kohli on ODI centuries landmark

Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma is completely in awe of his student's monumental achievement of equaling Sachin Tendulkar 49 ODI centuries

Virat Kohli would have loved every expert, fans, and even the great Sachin Tendulkar’s praise for equaling his ODI centuries record against South Africa during the World Cup. However, Kohli received the biggest compliment yet, from his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma. The veteran took to Twitter and congratulated Kohli for his 49th ODI ton and said, “Proud of you.”

In a heartfelt Tweet, Rajkumar also lavished huge praise on Kohli saying “best batsman in ODI cricket.” It was Rajkumar who made Kohli the star batter he is today. He drilled discipline into the former India captain and gave him the freedom to express himself.

Kohli never misses an opportunity to mention Rajkumar Sir’s contribution in his early cricketing days. During the IPL this year, The RCB superstar also touched Rajkumar Sharma’s feat when he came to play a match in Delhi.

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Apart from wishing Kohli on equaling Tendulkar’s ODI centuries record, Rajkumar also celebrated his birthday in a unique way. The coach went to his academy and celebrated Kohli’s special day with the kids. Rajkumar also organized a cake for the youngsters and shared some of Kohli’s tales with them.

Despite achieving a huge amount of success, Kohli always takes advice from his childhood coach Rajkumar on improving his game and also speaks about life lessons. The coach said, “He has mellowed down a lot his age. We discuss his cricket, but we also talk about life values now. But his aggression on the field is intact. I never tried to curb that. I knew he derived strength from it.

All I had to take care was that he didn’t become overconfident,” Rajkumar said to TOI.

While Kohli might have mellowed down on his aggression and celebration on the field, his hunger and passion for the game has not dipped one bit.

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