Indore, Oct 7: Be it in training or any match, Virat Kohli has a huge fan following. It was no different when youngsters thronged to the Holkar Stadium here to watch India's captain prepare for the 3rd Test against New Zealand. And for all those kids, Kohli has an important message.
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Indian players who practised at the stadium on Thursday and today (October 7), received lot of support from youngsters.
On the eve of the match, Kohli was asked about youngsters coming into stadium to watch the Indian cricketers' training.
"It is important (to watch and get involved in sports). If you get involved into only books, you will not get exposure towards life. You not get exposed to the outside world. Sport will help you to tackle different situations. I thik both (studies and sports) should be balanced," Kohli emphasised as he lauded the kids for turning up.
"Education is important and with that any physical activity. The exposure is important, going out and meeting different kids and playing with them. You get to learn about different personalities, characters. It is important. For a youngster who wants to play the sport, my advice would be that studies are also important. Those who are into studies more I urge them to play a sport, not necessarily cricket, could be any sport," the 27-year-old added.
Be it anywhere in India or outside, Kohli makes it a point to oblige his fans. There have been many occasions where Kohli freely got involved with his supporters, taking selfies and posing for photographs.
Having already clinched the series 2-0, India will be aiming to complete a whitewash in Indore against the Kane Williamson-led Kiwis.
And as always fans will turn up to support Kohli and the team.