- Virat Kohli was rested for the T20I series and the later part of the ODI series in New Zealand
- The India captain is expected to be back from the rest and lead India against Australia
- India face Australia in a two-match T20I and five-match ODI series from February 24 at home
Virat Kohli, it seems, is making the most of his time away from the cricket field. The India captain was rested for the recently-concluded T20I series and the last two matches in a five-match ODI series between India and New Zealand.
Virat Kohli's love for cars, especially the ones from German luxury brand Audi, is a well established. Kohli's car collection is quite enviable as he owns quite a few powerful limited edition machines from Audi.
As it turns out, Kohli has revealed he is interested in riding and loves going on longish bike rides.
"Feels great. It's been a few months since the last time I was on a bike. It's good fun to ride. I quite like going for longish ride on a bike. I am quite keen on trying out this one," Kohli said in a video on his official mobile application during what appears to be an advertisement shoot for a popular Indian motorcycle brand.
Kohli, much like his predecessor MS Dhoni, is a motoring enthusiast. While Dhoni's garage has some of the best superbikes going around, Kohli has a prized collection of cars. Notably, Kohli had told a news daily last year that he would want to ride pillion with Dhoni.
Kohli, who has time and again stressed on road safety, was accused of promoting reckless driving after a television commercial of the leading Indian manufacturer released last year.
In the commercial, Kohli can be seen riding the brand's flagship bike and overtaking an SUV in a multi-storey car park. Kohli can also be seen attracting the attention of a woman by doing a wheelie after which he races out of a tight gap between two trucks.
Meanwhile, Kohli is expected to be back from the break and lead Team India in the upcoming limited-over series against Australia. India will play two T20Is and five ODIs at home from February 24.