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IPL 2020: “He WhatsApped me,” Adam Zampa reveals how Virat Kohli welcomed him in RCB


The Australian mystery leg spinner Adam Zampa was roped in by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise at the auctions last year. Zampa traveled to the UAE with RCB but did not receive too many chances to play.

Zampa played only three games in the IPL 2020 season in which he picked two wickets but, he did get a chance to get a closer look at Virat Kohli. Zampa said that Kohli is quite different from how everyone expects him to be.

In an interview on Sydney Morning Herald, the Australian leg spinner Adam Zampa reveals how Kohli had WhatsApp him on the first day of his arrival in the UAE and made him feels like they had known each other forever.

“It was the first day I arrived and Kohli WhatsApped me, I didn’t have his number. He made it seem as if we had known each other forever,” Zampa said in an interview.

“Zamps, here’s the $15 off voucher at a vegan restaurant from Deliveroo, It’s a really good restaurant,” Virat Kohli messaged to Zampa.

“Virat Kohli is absolutely not what you see on the cricket field. He always brings his intensity to training and the game; he loves competition, and he hates losing as much as anyone. He probably shows it more than anyone. Once he is off the park, he is the most chilled guy. He is watching YouTube clips on the bus, and he’ll laugh out loud,” said Zampa.

Zampa further told that how skipper Virat Kohli laughed over a video of a funny run out shared by Cricket Australia on their official Twitter account.

“There was a cricket clip recently from cricket.com.au, it was a funny run out. He was laughing about it for three weeks straight. He loves holding onto jokes like that. He talks about coffee, travelling, food. He’s a really cultured guy. He’s good to talk to, good fun,” Adam Zampa added.

Meanwhile, run machine Kohli and mystery spinner Zampa will face off against each other in the India tour of Australia. However, India will play 3 ODIs, 3 T20Is, and 4 Tests against Australia.

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