The 24-time Grand Slam winner talked candidly about their friendship, showcasing a long-standing bond.
Ahead of the Australian Open in 2024, tennis legend Novak Djokovic made a startling statement about his connection with Indian cricket great Virat Kohli.
The 24-time Grand Slam winner talked candidly about their friendship, showcasing a long-standing bond. With his 36-year-old body and persistent will to succeed, Djokovic is creating headlines as he prepares for the Australian Open.
In an interview with Sony Sports, the Serb stated, “Virat Kohli and I have been texting a little bit for a few years, and we never got the chance to meet in person. However, I consider it a great honor and privilege to have heard him speak well of me, and I respect his accomplishments and career in general.”
Djokovic thanked Kohli for his kind remarks and praised the legendary Indian cricket player’s outstanding career. Through their discussions, the two sports legends have developed a special connection despite never having met in person.
I sincerely hope that I will be able to return to India soon — Djokovic
Djokovic expressed his respect for India and talked about his intentions to visit the nation again as he pursues his 25th Grand Slam victory. Djokovic said he had been wanting to visit India for ten years, and he wanted to learn more about its spirituality, history, and culture.
“In my entire life, I have only visited India once. I believe it was ten or eleven years ago. I traveled to New Delhi for a two-day performance at an exhibition event. It was a very brief visit. I so very hope that I will be able to return soon since I have a strong desire to see your stunning nation, which has a wealth of spirituality, history, and culture to offer the world. It’s incredible,” Djokovic said.
The ten-time Australian Open champion takes on Croatian Dino Prizmic in the opening round of the competition as he gets ready. This year, Djokovic wants to complete a Grand Slam and achieve unheard-of accomplishment.
Cricket fans can look forward to Virat Kohli’s return on Sunday for the second Twenty20 International match in Indore against Afghanistan. The master of Indian batting, who was absent from the first game of the series for personal reasons, is expected to return to the field with a big effect.