‘I owe you a dinner,’ says Adam Gilchrist as he catches up with ‘legend’ Virat Kohli ahead of T20I opener

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Ahead of India’s opening T20I against Australia, Indian captain Virat Kohli caught up with Australian legend great and one of the most loved cricketer, Adam Gilchrist. The former wicket-keeper batsman took to Instagram to post a picture with Kohli and termed him a ‘legend,’ while also assuring that he owes him a dinner. Gilchrist interviewed Kohli for FOX Cricket – which is also the official broadcaster of the series in Australia.
Gilchrist, who happens to be a huge admirer of Kohli’s batting, has often heaped praise on the Indian skipper for his incredible consistency with the bat. As Kohli and co landed in Australia, gearing up for the challenging series that starts on November 21, the legendary Australian spent time with the batting maestro and said it was a pleasure meeting the self motivated character that Kohli is.
“Had a little sit down with this legend today. Thoughtful, insightful, awesome self belief and simply a pleasure to spend time with. Thanks @virat.kohli I owe you dinner! Interview coming soon on @foxcricket #cricket #AUSvIND,” Gilchrist wrote on Instagram.
The Indian cricket team touched down Australia on Friday and had their first training session on Sunday (November 18). The players were seen sweating out in the nets as a huge crowd turned out to watch the likes of Kohli and Rohit Sharma bat at the Gabba in Brisbane. Kohli also sweat it out the nets along with other batsmen.
Gilchrist also visited team India’s practise session at the Gaba on Monday and was seen having a chat with Kohli. The series is heavily touted to be a blockbuster affair between the two sides with India aiming to put their overseas struggles behind. The real challenge for Kohli and co will be the four-match Test series as India have not had the best of outings in England and South Africa earlier this year in the longest format of the game.
While all eyes will be on Kohli, who will be hoping to continue his red-hot form with the bat, Indian middle-order will be tested on the bouncy tracks against the likes of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.