Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli

Former India selector Sarandeep Singh heaped praise on captain Virat Kohli for being a good listener and lauded his down-to-earth nature in a recent interview.

Sarandeep Singh praises Virat Kohli

“Whenever Virat comes, team meetings used to go on for 1, 1.5 hours. Virat is a good listener. I don’t know what people think about him,” Sarandeep Singh told Sportskeeda.

“If you see him in the matches, he’s always charged up while batting and fielding. So it seems like he’s always hot and arrogant, and doesn’t listen to anyone. But no, he’s as down-to-earth as he seems aggressive on the field. In selection meetings, he was so polite. He always used to listen to everyone and then finally come to a decision,” he added.

“No Servants in Virat Kohli’s House”

There is another interesting detail that has been revealed by former selector Sarandeep Singh. The former right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler, who played 3 Tests and 5 ODIs for India, has said that Virat likes to serve food to guests himself as there are no servants at his house.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma

“At his home, there are no servants. He and his wife will serve food to everyone. What else do you want? Virat always sits with you, chats with you, and goes out for dinner with you. All the other players have so much respect for him. He’s very down-to-earth and strong-willed,” he further said.

“On the field, he needs to be that way because he’s the captain. He’s the one who’ll handle the pressure on the ground and make decisions in the heat of the moment,” he signed off.

Kohli is currently leading India in the four-match Test series against England. The third Test will be played under lights with pink balls from February 23 at the Sardar Patel Cricket Stadium in Motera, Ahmedabad.

As for the Test series between India and England, the Kohli-led side is on 1-1 level with the visitors and the two teams will square off in a Day/Night Test starting from Wednesday.