New Delhi, Feb 28: India captain and batting mainstay, Virat Kohli, is famous for his aggressive intent on the cricket field and he never leaves a chance to sledge his opponents.
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain, however, was surprised to see his own teammate Jasprit Bumrah trying to sledge him ahead of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.
In a promotional campaign in the build-up to the home-grown league, broadcaster Star Sports tweeted a video of Kohli in which he's surprised to see calm and composed Bumrah - who plays for Mumbai Indians - sledging him and vowing to get the wicket of the world's best batsman when the two sides face each other in the league.
Impressed with Bumrah's challenge, Kohli said he's happy to see that the youngster has finally learnt the art of sledging from him.
"Cheeku Bhaiya? Apne captain ko sledge karega (You will sledge your captain)?" Kohli says in the video. The 30-year-old then smiles and fills up his plate with salad, and says: "Chal, aakhir seekh hi gaya tu (Nice, you have finally learned the art of sledging)."
The RCB skipper, who is nicknamed 'Cheeku' (rabbit), while eating carrot warned the 25-year-old speedster to not expect any favours from him.
🤭😍😱😏 - how did you react to the King's response? 🤔— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia)
It's #GameOn in the VIVO @IPL and we are in for a treat when @imVkohli & @Jaspritbumrah93 face off! Watch it all LIVE, March 23 onwards on Star Sports. #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/pJsjjMHGai
RCB will face defending Champions Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2019 opener on March 23 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, will face Delhi Capitals in their opening game on March 24. RCB and MI will be up against each other on March 28 in Bengaluru.Get breaking news alerts.Allow NotificationsYou have already subscribed