Virat Kohli pays tribute to Kobe Bryant
New Delhi : A day before India starts their ODI series against the New Zealand, skipper Virat Kohli paid a rich tribute to Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who recently lost his life in a helicopter accident. The Indian skipper remembered how he used to wake up in the morning to watch NBA matches. Kohli said the Kobe Bryant's death was "was heartbreaking" and "a shock for everyone".
"It was heartbreaking, it was a shock for everyone. I grew up watching those NBA games in the morning when someone passes away like that, it does put everything in perspective. You get inspired by watching someone, but you understand at the end of the day, life can be so fickle," Virat Kohli told reporters.
"Sometimes, we get to too caught up thinking about the game, about what shot to play, what ball we need to ball, but we forget to live life. It has put everything in perspective for me. I am bracing life and I am appreciating it. You want to enjoy every moment that you are going through, what you are doing in a day is the not most important thing, the most important thing is life itself," he added.
Kobe Bryant's daughter and nine other passengers on board were killed in the tragic incident.
In his 20-year-long career, he had won around five National Basketball Association (NBA) championships.