Mumbai: Not just during bad times, Virat Kohli stays in touch with childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma even when everything is rosy. The Delhi dasher immediately called up his coach back home to get the first reaction after his whirlwind 133 not out to help India chase down Sri Lanka's mammoth total of 320. "How was it Sir? Mazaa aaya? (enjoyed it?)," Kohli's coach told MiD DAY on Tuesday. "Of course," was his reply.
Kohli made mockery of Sri Lanka's imposing score with his imperious display of strokemaking to help India chase the target in just 36.4 overs -- 3.2 overs before the minimum requirement -- and earn the crucial bonus point to stay in the hunt for a place in the CB Series finals.
Sharma revealed Kohli was determined to do well in Hobart yesterday. "He was confident as always before the game. He was in good touch and had told me that a big inning is just around the corner. Fortunately, it happened to be today. It was his best knock," said Sharma, who claimed to be in regular touch with his lad during the tour.