Indian women’s cricketer Shreyanka Patil, who represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Women’s Premier League (WPL), was surprised during a team meeting earlier this year.

Virat Kohli’s Unexpected Visit to RCB Women’s Camp

Amidst the WPL season, the RCB women’s team was visited by Virat Kohli, the men’s cricket team star. Kohli’s visit came at a critical time when the team had lost five consecutive matches. In an interview with Sportstar, Patil recounted her shock and awe at the unexpected visit.

Shreyanka Patil’s First Reaction

Shreyanka recalled, “Team meeting was just happening, and I was sitting, watching what was happening. And suddenly, he walks through. At first, I thought someone from the support staff had entered. When I realized it was Virat Kohli, I was shocked.”

Overwhelmed by the Star’s Presence

The initial surprise left Shreyanka starstruck.

“I was so shocked. I just kept staring at him. For the first couple of minutes, I did not pay attention to his words because I was just staring at him,”

Patil added.

From Surprise to Learning: Patil’s Takeaways

Shreyanka began to listen to Kohli’s pep talk as the shock subsided. “Once I started listening to what he was saying, I learned so much. I remember thinking, ‘He is so fit. He is so calm here. Why is he so aggressive on the field?’ I just had so many things going on in my head,” Shreyanka said.

Impact of Kohli’s Pep Talk on RCB Women’s Team

Patil concluded by expressing Kohli’s visit’s positive influence on the team. His words of wisdom boosted the RCB women’s team’s confidence significantly. Following Kohli’s visit, the team saw a turnaround, winning two out of their next three matches and securing a position above the Gujarat Giants in the points table.

In this tale of encouragement and surprise, Shreyanka Patil’s experience underscores the impact seasoned cricketers like Virat Kohli can have on emerging sports talents. Shreyanka’s story is a testament to the transformative power of guidance, showing the potential for greatness within the RCB women’s team and the Women’s Premier League.

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