Sachin and Kohli
Sachin and Kohli

Legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar recently said in an interview that when Team India skipper Virat Kohli met him for the first time he touched his feet and Kohli’s act left him totally shocked. Tendulkar said that he told Kohli that such things don’t happen and he should not touch his feet at all.

When Virat Kohli met Sachin for first time

“I didn’t know what was happening. I asked him ‘what are you doing?’. Told him that there was no need for this and such things don’t happen. Then he got up and we looked at those guys, they started laughing,” Sachin Tendulkar recalled.

Earlier, Kohli had revealed in an interview that he was pranked by some senior cricketers after his selection in Team India. Kohli said that Yuvraj Singh, Munaf Patel, and Irfan Pathan had told him that every youngster touches Sachin Tendulkar’s feet at the start of their career and that’s why he touched the ‘Master Blaster’ feet to seek his blessings.

Sachin Tendulkar earlier in an interview said he is proud of Virat Kohli after the Indian skipper decided to open up on his battle against depression in 2014 during the tour of England.

Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli in World Cup 2011 winning celebration
Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli in World Cup 2011 winning celebration

“I did have a chat with him about the mental side of things as well and the thing that he told me was, in cricket what he experienced was if you are going through a strong negative feeling and if that is coming into your system regularly, it is best to let it pass.

If you start fighting that feeling, it grows stronger. So, that is the advice I took on board and my mindset really opened up from then on,” Kohli told renowned broadcaster Mark Nicholas on the latter’s podcast ‘Not Just Cricket’ according to ANI.

The India captain also said he didn’t know how to get over the negative feelings during that England tour in which he averaged 13.50 in the Test series.

“I did (feel depressed). It’s not a great feeling when wake up knowing that you won’t be able to score any runs and I think all batsmen have felt that at some stage or the other that you are not in control of anything at all. And you just don’t understand how to get over it.