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IPL 2017: Ravindra Jadeja Reveals Why Virat Kohli Laughed Hard at His Expense

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: April 27, 2017, 2:10 PM IST
IPL 2017: Ravindra Jadeja Reveals Why Virat Kohli Laughed Hard at His Expense

Virat Kohli, with Praveen Kumar and Ravindra Jadeja (Source: Twitter)

New Delhi: Star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has finally lifted the lid on what Virat Kohli said to him that them in splits before their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash on April 18 in Rajkot.

A picture on social media went viral where Kohli was seen laughing his heart out to Gujarat medium pacer Praveen Kumar, while pointing out at Jadeja, who can be seen standing right next to the duo. In an interview to The Quint, Jadeja has finally revealed what Kohli said to him during that funny conversation.


"The picture was taken right before the match with RCB, where Virat started calling me 'Rajput'. He has nicknamed me that and I feel super proud when he addresses me with that name. Virat and I are like brothers and these fun conversations are a part of our relationship," Jadeja said.

"Everyone in the dressing room looked the same, so I thought let's try something different. Something that is unique. Once Anil Kumble walked up to me when I was sitting with my face down. He thought I was KL Rahul and started speaking in Kannada. Beards have created a lot of confusion in the team," Jadeja was quoted as saying by The Quint.

Jadeja changed his look before joining his teammates and shared it with his fans on social media while he was returning from an injury that kept him away from the initial parts of the IPL. Jadeja's Twitter post read: "Change the game on the field. Change the look in the dressing room".

The two Indian superstars will once again come face-to-face on Thursday, when Gujarat Lions take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

It will be great opportunity for Jadeja and Co to exact revenge from RCB, as the last time these two teams clashed in the season, Virat Kohli's troops beat the Lions' convincingly in Rajkot.
First Published: April 27, 2017, 2:06 PM IST

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