Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Siddharth Kaul believes Virat Kohli will be a safe guide for U19 star Aneesh Gautam. He mentioned how the star batter worked hard at his fitness and got where he is today because of his work ethic.
Kaul, who was part of Virat Kohli’s India U19 team in 2008, pointed out that the 33-year-old is very passionate about his game and strives to win every single game when he’s out there.
He added that veteran fighter Aneeshwar Gautam will surely share details of his promotion from junior cricket to senior cricket. The closer made the remarks in a video shared today by the Bangalore-based franchise.
Siddharth Kaul said:
“Virat Kohli will definitely share all the little things he has changed since he was U19. I saw how chubby he was and now he’s in great shape after working hard on his fitness. People all over the world know his work Ethics and Fitness and how passionate he is about cricket and how he just wants to win every game. Those are the things that set him apart from others. I think he will give him the best guidance.”
He suggested that the U19 stars should look up to the likes of Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli as they have successfully established themselves on the big stage after their respective spells at the ICC U19 World Cup. He believes that supporting one’s natural game is the key to success.
“I would say these young people can look up to the likes of Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant and Virat Kohli. These are the guys who emerged from the U19s and are now big stage players. It’s important to play your natural game and be yourself.”
It is worth noting that Aneeshwar Gautam was signed by RCB at the IPL 2022 auction earlier this year for 20 lakh. The talented youngster revealed he didn’t really expect to be selected for this year’s big money league.
“I didn’t expect RCB to bid for me” – Aneeshwar Gautam
The 19-year-old revealed he wasn’t sure if his name would appear on the auction listing. He even stated he didn’t expect RCB to make an offer for him after his name finally got out.
Gautam revealed he was over the moon after landing an IPL deal, adding that his phone started buzzing as soon as he was picked up. He said:
“During the U19 World Cup, I had no idea that I would be selected for the IPL. It happened during the Ranji Trophy quarantine. It happened after the World Cup and I really didn’t expect to be selected. It was also an expedited option, so I wasn’t really 100% sure my name would show up in the list.”
He further added:
“Even when it came to that, I didn’t expect RCB to bid for me. But when they did, it was pure excitement and joy. My phone exploded when I was picked up.”
RCB did not have an ideal start to their campaign, losing their opening match against Punjab Kings (PBKS) by 5 wickets. However, they bounced back with an impressive 3-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their subsequent match.
The team led by Faf du Plessis is currently seventh in the IPL points table. They will next be seen in action on Tuesday when they take on the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in game 13 of the season.
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