Virat Kohli has an inspirational message in new IPL 2019 ad - Watch
Virat Kohli, who will captain Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming season, is currently in New Delhi along with the Indian cricket team for the last ODI match against Australia.Updated: Mar 11, 2019 18:23 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 is just around the corner and the advertisements for the tournament has already started airing on the television. While previous ads featured prominent players battles like MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant, the new one has India skipper Virat Kohli delivering an important message for young cricketers.
The motto of this year’s IPL is “Name chodo, game hai na, chalo name banate hai” and in the advertisement, Kohli can seen interacting with kids who are passionate about the game. In the ad, most kids try to emulate well known cricketers while one of them tries to be different and Kohli praises him for trying to make his own name.
Kohli, who will captain Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming season, is currently in New Delhi along with the Indian cricket team for the last ODI match against Australia. With the series tied at 2-2, the match is extremely important for the hosts and it is also their last ODI match before the ICC World Cup 2019.
Earlier, Kohli slammed the decision review system (DRS) as “not consistent” after India had a referral turned down by the TV umpire and went on to lose the fourth one-day international to a record Australia chase in Mohali.
Ashton Turner hit an unbeaten 43-ball 84 to lead Australia’s 359-run chase on Sunday -- their highest ever in ODI cricket -- to level the five-match series at 2-2 on Sunday. The final match is in Delhi on Wednesday.
Turner, on 41, was on the receiving end of a caught behind appeal off Yuzvendra Chahal in the 44th over that was turned down by the on-field umpire but reviewed by the home team.
Although replays suggested a gap between the ball and the bottom edge of the bat, the “snickometer” showed a spike at the moment the ball passed the bat but the third umpire chose not to overturn the onfield call.
Kohli was not pleased with the decision but accepted his team’s inadequacies against a superior Australia in the post-match presentation.
“We were sloppy in the field and should’ve grabbed our chances,” Kohli said of his team’s fielding lapses.
“But the DRS call was a bit of surprise for all of us and it’s becoming a more of a talking point every game. It’s just not consistent at all. That was a game-changing moment,” said Kohli.
(With agency inputs)
First Published: Mar 11, 2019 18:23 IST