Virat Kohli    IANS
Virat Kohli IANS

New Delhi: Pune will play host to India‘s maiden sports literature festival ‘SporTale’, a two-day event which will feature as many as 38 luminaries from the field of sports, media, cinema, books and photography. From Virender Sehwag‘s exploits on Twitter to stories that helped shape Virat Kohli‘s victorious journeys, many untold sports tales will be on the cards when the event begins here on February 21. Sharing the inside stories of their journeys and trade will be 15 sports stars, nine sports journalists, five novelists and four cine stars. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia 1st Test at Pune

Among those who have a connect with sports and sports biopics, three advertising gurus will also be part of the festival. Photographers who captured the iconic sporting moments through their lenses will also join in. The man to redefine cricket ethos, Kohli will share the stage with Vijay Lokapally, the senior cricketer writer with the Hindu and author of Kohli’s cricketing journey ‘Driven’.

Indian sports biggest sensation Dipa Karmakar along with her coach Bishweshwar Nandi will also be present to talk about an expedition from a remote town to conquer the world and etch India’s impression on global gymnastics. On the occasions of the 40th anniversary of his first book ‘Sunny Days’, batting legend Sunil Gavaskar will narrate hilarious stories of his early days in cricket to another former batting great VVS Laxman.

Pune will become the 25th Test venue in India, the most in any country. Recently, three new grounds hosted Tests in India Holkar Cricket Stadium of Indore, Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium of Rajkot and Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium of Visakhapatnam.