Virat Kohli, the captain of India is known for his aggression to be it with his bat or his mouth but once off the park, he is the most ‘chilled guy’, revealed Adam Zampa, who played his first match from Royal Challengers Bangalore in the recently concluded Indian Premier League.
The Australia leg-spinner Adam Zampa had played his first season for Royal Challengers Bangalore but he didn’t feel like a newbie in the franchise, thanks to Virat Kohli.
“Zamps, here’s the $15 off voucher at a vegan restaurant from Deliveroo. It’s a really good restaurant,” read the message that Kohli sent to Zampa on Day 1.
“It was the first day I arrived [and] he WhatsApp me. I didn’t have his number. He made it as if we’ve known each other forever,” Zampa was quoted as saying by The Sydney Morning Herald.
He is The Most Chilled Guy: Adam Zampa
Further speaking on Kohli, Zampa revealed that India skipper is a whole lot different than what he is on the field.
“He’s absolutely not what you see on the cricket field. He always brings his intensity to training and the game; he loves competition, he hates losing as much as anyone. He probably shows it more than anyone.
“Once he’s off the park, he’s the most chilled guy. He’s watching YouTube clips on the bus, he’ll laugh out loud. There was a cricket clip recently from cricket.com.au, there was a fun run out, he was laughing about it for three weeks’ straight. He loves holding onto jokes like that,” Zampa said.
He Talks About Coffee, Food: Adam Zampa
Zampa also recalled the moments when Kohli discussed food with him. He also mentioned the moment when Kohli offered a meat burger to him even though he is a vegetarian himself.
“He talks about coffee, travelling, food ‘Zamps, do you want a Beyond Meat burger?’ because he’s a vegetarian himself. He’s a really cultured guy. He’s good to talk to, good fun.
“One night he took me aside and talked to me about his travels through Nepal. He’s always talking to me about his new coffee machine. He’s a pretty normal bloke. The one thing you take away from spending time with those guys is they’re as much of a human being as you are,” Zampa said.