Virat Kohli receives artwork made of scrap from Guwahati fan
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli is no doubt one of the most loved and admired cricketers in recent times. It is no secret that the Indian cricketer has millions of fans in India as well as other countries. Recently, the Indian run-machine has received a special gift from a fan in Guwahati ahead of the opening T20I match against Sri Lanka on Sunday.
The fan named Rahul Pareek is a resident of Assam’s Dhubri district. He beautifully created a portrait of Virat using old mobile phones, electric motherboard, pins, and black thread. On January 4, 2020, Rahul met Kohli in the Radisson Blu Hotel in Guwahati, where the team was staying. According to Rahul, he had worked for three days and three nights to make the portrait. Kohli was overwhelmed with the portrait, and he appreciated his fan.
An overjoyed Rahul said, “I am above the moons. The portrait is a tribute to Virat Kohli for being such an outstanding player and good human being. I am happy that he liked it and appreciated my art.”
He even signed the portrait after having a meeting with his fan. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) filmed the whole episode and posted on its social media pages. The BBC captioned it on its official Instagram account as “Portrait of @virat.kohli using old phones. How is this for fan love!”
BCCI, also shared the video on its official Twitter handle, where it wrote, “Making art out of old phones. How is this for fan love! #TeamIndia@imVkohli”.
It is not the first time that Rahul has been praised for his talent. Earlier, he grabbed the attention after creating a portrait or Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal using a computer motherboard. Presently, he is pursuing his studies at Guwahati’s KC Das Commerce College. The young artist’s name was also enlisted in the India Book of Records, in September 2019.