Australian skater Adam Zampa got to know Indian skipper Virat Kohli closely at the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Kohli, who is also the RCB captain, did his best to make Zampa feel comfortable in a new setting.
Appreciating Kohli for his friendly nature, Zampa revealed that on the very first day Kohli made him feel right at home – like they had known each other for years.
“It was the first day of my arrival [and] he took me away. I didn’t have his number. He acted like we’ve known each other forever, ”Zampa told the Sydney Morning Herald.
The 28-year-old further revealed that Kohli even gave him a voucher for a vegan restaurant on the first day himself.
“Zamps, here’s the $ 15 coupon for a vegan restaurant in Deliveroo. It’s a great restaurant,” the message Kohli sent to Zampa on the first day read.
While Zampa only played three games for RCB in IPL 2020, he had a great time with the team. Speaking further from Kohli, Zampa pointed out that Kohli is a jovial man who likes to laugh.
“Once he’s out of the park he’s the coolest guy. He watches YouTube clips on the bus, he’s going to laugh out loud. There was a cricket clip recently from cricket.com.au, he It’s been a fun, laughing run for three weeks straight. He loves to hang on to jokes like that, ”Zampa said.
The duo even bonded over topics such as coffee and travel.
“One evening he pulled me aside and told me about his travels through Nepal. He always tells me about his new coffee machine. He’s a pretty normal guy. The only thing you take away from spending time with these guys is that they are just as human as you are, ”Zampa said.
Zampa and Kohli will keep their budding friendship aside as India takes on Australia in a highly anticipated series that begins on November 27.