In India, cricket is more than just a sport. It is a religion and players are gods. Here, the fans go extra mile to show their love for their favourite players.
Rahul Pareek, a resident of Assam’s Dhubri district, has created a portrait of Indian captain Virat Kohli using an electrical computer motherboard and old mobile phones
A Kohli fan, Pareek said, “I love the way he plays. He is an idol of many cricket lovers. I grew up watching him play. I want to gift this portrait to him…I just want to mee his once.”
Pareek had earlier grabbed the headlines after creating a portrait of Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal using a computer motherboard.
Following this feat, the young artist’s name was included in the India Book of Records, 2019 in September. Pareek is presently studying at Guwahati’s KC Das Commerce College.
Kohli & Co will take on Sri Lanka in Guwahati on January 5th, 2020 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium.
Meanwhile, the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) has banned carrying posters, banners and message boards inside the Barsapara Cricket Stadium for the T20I between India and Sri Lanka on January 5th, 2020.
Addressing a presser in Guwahati, Devajit Saikia, secretary, ACA, said that placards showing ‘4’ and ‘6’ too will not be allowed. “No sketch pens or marker pens will be allowed to carry. Only wallets, handbags, mobile phones and vehicle keys will be permitted inside the ground,” he said.