Watch: Spare me the favour, says Virat Kohli with folded hands as Rahul Dravid tells PM Modi that former India captain will play in 2028 Olympics

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Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli


Virat Kohli had a hilarious reaction after Rahul Dravid told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the Indian batting stalwart will be available for the 2028 Olympics.

The Indian team met the Prime Minister on Thursday (July 4) after landing in the country following the victorious campaign in the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup 2024. India beat South Africa by seven runs in the final last Saturday (June 29) to win the T20 World Cup for the second time and the first time since 2007. The trophy is India’s first ICC trophy in 11 years.

Soon after landing in New Delhi, the players and support staff, as well as the BCCI president and secretary, visited the Prime Minister’s residence in the national capital. The Prime Minister congratulated the team on the monumental victory before speaking to the players and coaches about the tournament and cricket in general.

During the same interaction, the Prime Minister also mentioned the inclusion of cricket in the 2028 Olympics, which will be held in Los Angeles. Cricket will once again participate in this multi-sport event after a gap of 128 years. So far, cricket has only participated in the Olympics once, in 1928, when only Britain and France competed in the event.

Responding to PM Modi’s comments, Rahul Dravid said that being a part of the Olympics will be a matter of pride for cricket. The legendary cricketer also said that he is hopeful that the BCCI will prepare well for the Olympics before stating that several players from the T20 World Cup-winning team will definitely participate in the event.

“The Olympics are such a big event that having cricket in them is a source of pride for cricket.

“I am fully confident that whoever is in the team at that time will prepare thoroughly for that tournament. Hopefully many of the players in this team will be there,” Rahul Dravid said.

Continuing his speech, the former India coach jokingly pointed at Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli and called them youngsters, saying, “There are quite a few young players like Rohit and Virat.”

This was followed by a hilarious reaction from Virat Kohli as the former India captain folded his hands together as if to say, “forgive me.”

Watch Virat Kohli’s reaction: