20-year old Delhi opener Manjot Kalra recently revealed that he still watches the Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s videos to better his batting skills. After playing sensationally well in India Under-19 team’s victorious 2018 World Cup triumph in New Zealand, Kalra was bought by the Delhi Capitals (then called as Delhi Daredevils) in the 2017 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. He was procured at his base price, however, he couldn’t make it to the final playing XI even once last year.
Nonetheless, he still was retained by the franchisee for the 12th edition of the lucrative T20 league. Kalra stormed into the limelight after scoring a scintillating match-winning hundred for the India Under-19 taking them to the magnificent title victory in 2018. In that 50-overs competition, Kalra scored an excellent tally of 252 runs at an average of 84 in five innings.
“I still get goosebumps when I recall that moment. The winning moment of the Under-19 World will always remain with me. I still cherish those memories,” said Manjot Kalra.
I am really excited
During a recent interview, Kalra mentioned that he is very excited to share the dressing room with Delhi Capitals senior opener Shikhar Dhawan. He revealed that the Delhi squad is pretty balanced and settled this year and their batting as well as bowling is very strong. Kalra is also confident that Delhi Capitals will win their first IPL title this season.
“I am really excited to share the dressing room with (Shikhar) Dhawan. I have grown up watching him play. I am looking forward to take batting tips from him. I will be playing for the first time with him. I am really excited. We have star players. Our batting is as strong as our bowling. We have a balanced side. I am sure we will win the title this time,” Kalra was quoted as saying by TOI.
Kalra further went on to mention that he still watches Virat Kohli’s videos. “I still watch Virat Kohli’s videos to improve my batting. He is an inspiration. I know I am a left-hander but I get to learn a lot from a legend like him [Kohli],” he added.