Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batter Virat Kohli opened up about how he got the number 18 on his jersey. He said that it was given to him by the team when he made his debut but it ended up becoming a very special number for him. 

Virat Kohli is one of the best batters that is around the world cricket. Being the leading batter in all three formats, the former Indian skipper has broken and created many records and with the way he’s going, it’s fair that he might end up with some major records to his name. 

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Apart from his swashbuckling international career, Virat Kohli has been a stalwart in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He is currently playing in the 16th edition of the and has been at his best this season as well. He will hold a crucial value for the team with qualification on the head. 

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Recently in an interaction on Star Sports, Virat Kohli opened up about the importance of his Number 18 jersey. He said that he has a cosmic connection with the number and he never imagined that he would be in this position one day.

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He explained: “There has to be a cosmic connection with this number. I find it quite surreal even now to be honest when I see so many people wearing my jersey number and name. It’s quite surreal because I never imagined that I would be in this position one day. I was a kid wanting to wear my hero’s jersey at a certain given point,” he added.

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SRH vs RCB: “Two of the most significant dates in my life happened to be 18” – Virat Kohli on number 18 

Virat Kohli further went on to say that he got Number 18 during his U19 jersey and then it turned out to be significant for him as his father passed on the 18th and he also got his India Cap on the 18th as well.

He explained: “To be honest 18 started off just being a number that was given to me when I opened that first India U19 jersey. I never asked for it, it was just given to me,” 

“But then it ended up becoming a very important number in my life. My debut came for India on the 18th of August, 2008. My father passed away on the 18th of December, 2006. Two of the most significant dates in my life happened to be 18.” 

Virat Kohli has so far scored 438 runs in the IPL 2023 with a strike rate of 131.53. Also, he has smashed 6 half-centuries as well. He will be next seen in action when Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their penultimate game on Thursday (18th May).

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