IPL 2022: “Nobody noticed me at all, it was liberating”: Virat Kohli recalls an incident at a packed Bangalore bakery

The star batter revealed walking into Thom’s bakery after the SL Test without getting recognized.

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma | RCB

Former India captain Virat Kohli admitted that it was liberating to find a little piece of normalcy in a packed Bangalore bakery when nobody recognized him after India’s Test match against Sri Lanka in March this year.

While speaking to Danish Sait’s Mr. Nags character in a video shared by the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise, the flamboyant cricketer revealed the incident and what led to those events. He stated that he wanted to get something for his wife, actor Anushka Sharma, who grew up in Bangalore and had many friends and childhood memories of the city.

“It was the third day when the test match got over. Anushka has almost literally grown up in Bangalore and literally almost so many friends and so many memories from here. She loves Thom's bakery. As soon as we got back to the hotel, I thought, you know what? Anushka loves the puffs there. That's her most favorite thing to eat in Bangalore,”

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He went on to say that it was a good time for him to go somewhere public because masks were required and he could walk away without being recognized.

“I walked into Thom's bakery and I told the security to sit in the car. I had a mask on and I had a cap on and it was the best possible way to experience some normalcy and I promise you nobody noticed me at all, it was such a liberating feeling,”

“People were buying their stuff and I got there. I went to the counter and that's when I actually got nervous. I had my credit card, I did not have cash,” he revealed further. 

“I gave the guy my credit card and I thought, this is it, now I am gone. I actually had my security’s number on my phone ready to dial if something happens,” Virat described why he panicked while making the payment.

“That's when I realized the fame of that bakery. The guy there was so busy with his work, he did not care whose credit card it was. He swiped it, I signed it, I gave him the receipt, he stamped it and he did not even read who's name was written on it. I was like, wow, this was amazing, nobody recognized me at all,” the 33-year-old said.

The RCB is at the 4th spot in the points table and will next take on Punjab Kings at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on May 13.


By Abhishek Ghan - 12 May, 2022

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