Virat Kohli recalls childhood memories with cool street cricket slang
India’s star batter Virat Kohli relived nostalgia and took a walk down memory lane, recalling funny street cricket slang used during his childhood on Thursday.
This was shared in a video uploaded by him and sportswear brand PUMA on its social media platforms. Street cricket has been an integral part of almost everyone’s childhood, especially if you are born in a cricket-crazy nation like India.
A video, titled ‘Do You Know Your Cricket Slang’ put the spotlight on Kohli as the batting icon explained the meanings of popular local slangs used in Indian street cricket such as ‘Batta’ and ‘Baby Over’.
Kohli couldn’t hold back the laughter as he narrated the instances in response to local cricket terms. “Batta is a desi and rugged word for chucking,” Kohli said as part of his funny response to the term as he spent some light moments off-the-field in a short fun video clip.
In Indian street cricket, where a bowler might throw the ball, the word “batta” is frequently used.
How well do you know your cricket slangs? 🗣 @pumacricket#ad pic.twitter.com/yp5Ke6afpQ
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) September 15, 2022
The 33-year-old batting legend known for his jovial and playful side as well. The entertaining short clip, produced by PUMA, showcased the devoted cricketer’s demeanour off the field. Cricket rife with peculiar terminology, therefore it’s important for players who want to succeed to well-versed in it.
With his much anticipated 71st century and two half-centuries, Kohli has clearly played exceptionally well over the past several weeks, finishing the Asia Cup competition as the second-highest run-getter. In the competition, Kohli accumulated an astounding 276 runs.
The former skipper significantly improved in the most recent ICC rankings. With moving up 14 spots to take 15th place among all T20I batters.
In addition, Bhuvneshwar Kumar benefited from his strong performance. By climbing four spots to seventh place in the ICC T20I bowler rankings.
Even after exiting the Asia Cup early, India remained at the top of the T20I team rankings.