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SOUTHAMPTON: For the 30 kids of Southampton’s Springhill School, Thursday was once a special day. They had a date with the Indian cricket staff on the Hampshire Bowl beneath an England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) programme, by which schoolchildren are given a possibility to spend time with avid gamers from teams featuring in the ongoing World Cup.


The kids had a a laugh time, enjoying cricket with the Indian stars, getting pictures and autographs. The most sought-after for them was once, of course, Virat Kohli who gave them time and made them really feel comfy.

Kohli, taking a look very comfortable, mingled round with the younger ones and made positive that each kid had his autograph.

Nine-year-old Shiven Kumar, who had his dad Dr Sanjeet Kumar in tow, got the signatures of his two idols — Kohli and MS Dhoni — on his bat. He had this to say about Kohli: “He was once very type. He was once not weird and he didn't ignore me.”

Shiven needs to be a batsman but in addition likes bowling and calls Jasprit Bumrah his favourite bowler.

Annabel and Eva, two budding cricketers, had been shy however spread out after some encouragement. "Kohli told me I've sharp skills for bowling," Annabel said.

The two ladies additionally play football and had been following the women’s football World Cup as neatly. What excites you more, football or cricket?

"Cricket," the two said in unison.

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