A Virat Kohli fan for over 11 years, Rahul Rai spent over ₹23,000 to fulfill the India worldwide in Guwahati and click on a selfie with him. Rai, who lives within the Santipur locality in Guwahati, was among the many many followers who thronged outdoors the Lokopirya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport on Thursday, September 29 as Kohli alongside the remainder of Indian males’s cricket crew arrived within the metropolis for the second India-South Africa T20I. This, in an try to work together together with his idol.
Nevertheless, the safety association meant Rai was unable to do this as Kohli and the remainder of gamers boarded the crew bus to a rousing reception. In an interview with News18, Rai mentioned, “I was there at the airport, and I could see him coming out and approaching the shuttle bus.”
He additional added, “The security did not allow me to go near or to meet him once. I knew, Kohli would be in the city for the next four days and fancied my chances to meet him at the ACA Barsapara Stadium in practice sessions. Here too the security cover was elaborate and eluded me a chance to meet my hero and click a selfie with him.”
Rai nevertheless, didn’t quit on his dream interplay and went on to guide a room in the identical resort the place the Crew India gamers had been staying, an in a single day keep that costed him a complete of 23,400 INR.
His was lastly in a position to meet the participant his father informed him in regards to the 2011 World Cup last adopted by a selfie within the breakfast space of the resort.
“At one point he noticed me and asked me to meet him outside the breakfast area. I presented a framed collage of the Fan Page on Instagram that I created in his name and have one lakh followers. He said he cannot carry it back and autographed it for me to keep as a sweet souvenir of this meeting. We clicked a selfie,” Rai mentioned.