Aug 27, 2022, 17:19 IST

Felt more united after listening to the national anthem in the 2011 World Cup – Virat Kohli!!


Ahead of the Asia Cup opener against Pakistan, former India skipper Virat Kohli opened up on his recent hiatus from cricket and admitted being physically and mentally tired.

Virat is one of the most aggressive players in the team who loves to play in front of a full house. Virat admitted getting pumped up listening to the national anthem

In one of his most candid conversations with Star Sports, the right-handed batsman talked about the importance of the national anthem before a game. He revisited the 2011 World Cup, his first exposure to a major ICC event.

He revealed that he always gets goosebumps listening to the national anthem when the full stadium sings it.

“The 2011 World Cup was the first big tournament for me. It was in India, and when the national anthem was played before the match, the full stadium joined and sang along. I had never experienced the same sense of unity before. I had goosebumps all over.”

“Everyone sings it along with you, and they have just one goal which is to India for the win.”