The mobile game was launched by Nazara Games © Getty Images
The mobile game was launched by Nazara Games © Getty Images

New Delhi: Indian Test captain Virat Kohli is set to have a game on him with a leading mobile game publisher announcing the launch of Virat Cricket Challenge. It is the brainchild of a leading mobile game publisher, Nazara Games, Cornerstone sport and Kohli himself. Kohli will be a playable character in this cricket game. His character will be in his signature blue jersey, and designed with 2D graphics to deliver a life-like representation. ”Virat Cricket Challenge is exciting and special. I get to play as me which is fun. At home, I love playing games on the console and while on tour, I enjoy playing games on the mobile during the down time. So when the idea was suggested to me, I got really intrigued. As they say men will be men and we love everything about technology and gaming,” Kohli said in a statement. READ: Virat Kohli nearly ate fried cockroaches!

Manish Agarwal, the CEO of Nazara Games, added, “Virat is very popular character among the cricket lovers and he has got a huge fan following, we wish to take this love on to the gaming platform and to millions of Indian gamers. A game on Virat perfectly fits into our Make in India, Made for India portfolio.”

The Indian Test skipper at present is off-national duty following the conclusion of South Africa’s tour of India that included four Tests, five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is). While South Africa beat India in the shorter format, the hosts ended the series in style with a superb 3-0 win in the Test series. READ: Virat Kohli has transformed into a leader of men: Ravi Shastri

Virat recently was in Mumbai promoting his clothing line ‘Wrogn’, where he had revealed that he nearly ate fried cockroaches once during a trip in Malaysia.Kohli further added that he nearly consumed the cockroaches thinking it to be pickle, until someone warned him of the same. Among some of the other facts revealed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper are that he once went without sleep for nearly 28 hours, during the interaction at the Inorbit Mall in Malad in which he was answering fan questions.