Virat Kohli meets Roger Federer, expresses awe

Jan 12, 2015, 19:01 IST | PTI

Sydney: His idol Sachin Tendulkar has often got clicked with Roger Federer during Wimbledon and today it was the turn of Indian cricket team's batting maestro Virat Kohli to meet the Swiss tennis legend. "A Day i'll never forget. Greatness on and off the court. @rogerfederer Absolute legend," Kohli tweeted after meeting Federer, a winner of a staggering 17 Grand Slams.

Roger Federer and Virat Kohli
Indian Test captain Virat Kohli with tennis legend Roger Federer of Switzerland, in Australia. Pic courtesy Virat Kohli's Twitter account

The Indian also posted a picture in which he is seen sharing the space with Federer. Kohli is just coming off a highly successful Test series against Australia Down Under where he amassed nearly 700 runs in four match. And Federer yesterday triumphed in the Brisbane Open, achieving a landmark 1000th win in the process.

It was not just the Indian Test team captain but the Australians also seemed to be in awe of Federer. Steven Smith, Man of the Series in the four-match rubber against India, also got photographed with Federer. "It was an absolute honour to meet my favourite athlete of all time tonight. Thanks @rogerfederer and best of luck in the Australian open," Smith, who led Australia after the first Test following an injury to Michael Clarke, wrote on his twitter handle.

"Thanks Lleyton and @rogerfederer. 2 great guys and amazing athletes. #fast4," Smith said. The Aussie was being companied by his girlfriend. Even allrounder David Warner was also seen in one of the photographs alongside Federer.

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