On Thursday, the legendary Indian cricketer Virat Kohli aka King Kohli sparked an important yet interesting conversation after he posted his class 10 mark sheet on social media. Well, everyone is aware that Kohli is a celebrated batsman all over the world now, and at the beginning of his career, he had to choose between his passion for sports and his education.
Virat Kohli Shares His Class 10 Mark Sheet on Twitter
Kohli only studied till class 12 and bid goodbye to education afterward to pursue his dream to become a cricketer. He completed his schooling at Savior Convent School in Paschim Vihar, Delhi. He cleared 10th grade in 2004 from the same school.
In the mark sheet Kohli shared, there are subjects like English, Hindi, Science and Technology, Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Introductory IT (Information Technology). In all the subjects, the cricketer seemed to be an average student considering that he was also training side by side as a batsman.
Sharing the mark sheet, Kohli emphasized how there was no mention of a sport on the official scoreboard. This lack of sports education, enthusiasm, and training in the country leads to many talents like Kohli going unnoticed and ultimately wasted. He pointed out the lack of sports in Indian schools in his caption which read,
“It’s funny how the things that add the least to your mark sheet, add the most to your character. #LetThereBeSport.”
The post instantly went viral with fans flooding the social media giant after getting the opportunity to know Virat Kohli a little better. Admirers were inspired by Kohli’s message and drew similarities between themselves and their favorite batting stalwart. One fan noted,
“Being a professional cricketer these marks are not bad at all.”
Being a professional cricketer these marks are not bad at all
— 101 gram (@VishaI_18) March 30, 2023
“This solidly proves marks aren’t necessary to get rich and successful.”
This solidly proves marks aren't necessary to get rich and successful
— Muhammad Abdullah (@Muhamma35222422) March 30, 2023
One fan pointed out how the batsman had more centuries in his record than the highest marks he scored in 10th standard,
“Kohli scored more no. of the century than highest marks he got in his school life.”
Kohli scored more no. of century than highest marks he got in his school life pic.twitter.com/obSYLaMfPH
— Mohit (@CricketHolik) March 30, 2023
A fan was proud of the cricketer’s growth,
“He was not good at mathematics, but today he made us all mad at mathematics while calculating his tons & tons of runs & milestones.”
He was not good at mathematics, but today he made us all mad at mathematics while calculating his tons & tons of runs & milestones 💪🏻🔥
— Tanmay (@Tanmay2118) March 30, 2023
Another joked and mentioned how he did not laminate his mark sheet like all the other Indian kids,
“Lamination nhi karwaya.”
Lamination nhi karwaya
— Harsh Mishra.. (@iamharsh55) March 30, 2023
Yet another user was inspired by Kohli’s hard work,
“These are wonderful marks for someone who was pursuing full-time cricket.”
These are wonderful marks for someone who was pursuing full time cricket.
— Bhupender Thakur (@MisterBeeTee) March 30, 2023
One user echoed the same sentiments, “Considering he was heavily involved and participating in Cricket at that time, this is a really good score.”
Considering he was heavily involved and participating in Cricket at that time, this is really good score.
— Naveen Kopparam (@naveenkopparam) March 30, 2023
One drew even drew similarities with the famous batsman, “That’s me, man . Extremely weak in Maths and science and good Political and English.”
That's literally me man . Extremely weak in Maths and science and good Political and English.
— Abhisek@2816 (@AbhisekBChoudh2) March 30, 2023