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Virat Kohli’s Teenage Coach Suresh Batra Passes Away At 53

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Suresh Batra, Virat Kohli’s coach in his teenage years, has died on Thursday when he was 53. The Delhi-based coach Batra, who was assistant coach to Rajkumar Sharma when present India captain Virat Kohli started coaching on the West Delhi Cricket Academy.

Virat Kohli started teaching beneath Rajkumar Sharma and Suresh Batra on the age of 9. The deceased had advised in an interview that after coming to the West Delhi Cricket Academy, he was stunned to see a superb six popping out of Virat Kohli’s bat.

Suresh Batra, Virat Kohli's childhood coach, who shaped his career in early days, passed away at 53 in Delhi, assistant to Rajkumar Sharma. Photo Courtesy: Twitter of journalist Vijay Lokapally
Suresh Batra, Virat Kohli’s childhood coach, who formed his profession within the early days, handed away at 53 in Delhi, assistant to Rajkumar Sharma. Picture Courtesy: Vijay Lokapally

Suresh Batra Dies Aged 53

Based on senior journalist Vijay Lokapally, Suresh Batra collapsed on Thursday morning after his each day prayers. The Delhi-based coach, who was assistant coach to Rajkumar Sharma when Virat Kohli initially started coaching at West Delhi Cricket Academy, handed away on Thursday 20th Could on the age of 53.

Based on Vijay Lokapally, he was doing wonderful, earlier than he all of a sudden collapsed after his morning prayers.

Suresh Batra was instrumental together with Rajkumar Sharma in shaping up Virat Kohli’s profession. The duo at all times taught the Indian skipper to work arduous in attaining the targets. Through the years, the 31-year-old cricketer has usually lauded the efforts of his coaches in serving to him change into among the finest gamers on the earth.

Virat Kohli, Image Source: AP IMAGE
Virat Kohli, Picture Supply: AP IMAGE

“Suresh Batra (striped t-shirt), who coached  @imVkohli when he was an adolescent, handed away on Thursday. He had completed his each day morning puja and collapsed. He was 53,” Lokapally tweeted.

He additional quoted Rajkumar Sharma, Kohli’s childhood coach, as saying, “I misplaced my youthful brother. Knew him since 1985.”

Years earlier than Virat Kohli no person would have that he would change into the batting famous person that he’s at this time, it was Rajkumar Sharma and Suresh Batra, who helped him hone his expertise when he began coaching beneath them aged 9.

Suresh Batra Additionally Skilled Manjot Kalra

In addition to Virat Kohli, a number of different notable Delhi cricketers together with the 2018 Beneath-19 World Cup-winner Manjot Kalra, who additionally scored a century within the closing towards Australia, additionally educated beneath Suresh Batra.

Manjot Kalra
Manjot Kalra (Getty Pictures)

Many Indian cricketers misplaced their family members in the previous couple of months. Indian ladies’s cricketer Veda Krishnamurthy’s sister and mom died because of COVID-19. Whereas Priya Punia misplaced her mom whereas RP Singh and Piyush Chawla have misplaced their respective fathers as a result of lethal Corona Virus. Earlier this week, pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s father handed away after an extended battle with most cancers.

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