India tour of Australia : Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who generally doesn’t give interviews beyond his contractual obligations, has agreed to be the first guest on a podcast Australian spinner Adam Zampa is launching.
Despite their rivalry in the international arena, Kohli and Zampa became good friends while playing in Indian Premier League for the same team – Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The leggie from Australia and the Indian maestro bonded over coffee, meat-free food and travel interests. They shared anecdotes over beers and sodas and played a golf simulator on the team bus and in their rooms during their stay in UAE for IPL 2020 and now to deepen the friendship, Kohli has promised Zampa to be his first guest on the spinner’s soon-to-launch podcast.
There are two different versions of Virat Kohli: Adam Zampa
Zampa who shared RCB’s dressing room and bio-secure bubble with Kohli during IPL 2020 feels that while Kohli is a competitive, intimidating and antagonist on the field, he is quite different off the field – humble, generous and accommodating.
“He’s a different person off the field. You see his aggression and how competitive he is on the field, he’s one of the most chilled out guys off the field. You always play against him, you get to know what he’s like on the field and then being able to spend time away from the cricket field with guys like that, you see how human they are,” Zampa said on The Unplayable Podcast for Cricket Australia.
Kohli vs Zampa rivalry
The Australian spinner has troubled Kohli numerous times while playing against him in the international arena. He dismissed the Delhi cricketer 7 out of their 21 outings against him. Only three players have dismissed Kohli more.
Adam Zampa and Kohli will face each other in upcoming India’s tour to Australia. They both will square off in 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is starting 27th November.