‘He actually knows my name’: WPL winner Shreyanka Patil struck by meeting Virat Kohli


"He actually knows my name": WPL winner Shreyanka Patil is struck by her meeting with Virat Kohli

Shreyanka Patil and Virat Kohli©Twitter

She was in the spotlight on Sunday after playing a major role in RCB’s WPL triumph, but on Tuesday night, she delivered the ‘Purple Cap’ winner. Shreyanka Patil a chance to enjoy a rare “Fan Girl” moment with none other than Virat Kohli. The 21-year-old, who had been a revelation in both the qualifiers and finals with her match-winning performances at the death, couldn’t help but gush on social media when she realized her idol had childhood actually knew his name.

“I started watching cricket because of him. I grew up dreaming of being like him. And last night I had the time of my life,” she wrote on ‘X ‘, posting his photo alongside Kohli at the RCB ‘Unbox’ event.

“Virat said, ‘Hi Shreyanka, well done.’ He actually knows my name,” the surreal feeling hadn’t yet faded and that was understandable from his message.

Shreyanka was picked up by RCB in the inaugural WPL auction last year at a base price of Rs 10 lakh and she finished with six wickets in seven matches, the most for her team.

In September, the 21-year-old played in the CPL for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, where she finished with the most wickets (9) in the tournament.

The performances were noticed by the Indian selectors, who called her up for the home T20 series against England in December last year and she made her national team debut on December 6.

Since then, the young girl, who has had to deal with numerous injuries, has had no looking back to claim her place in the national team thanks to her performances.

Shreyanka has so far represented India in two ODIs and six T20Is, taking four and eight wickets respectively.

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