Indian students stunned to see question on "Virat Kohli" in annual exams
NEW DELHI - Indian students appearing for this year's class 10 West Bengal board examination got a surprise when they were asked to write about Kohli's life and career in 100 words. The question on the English examination paper brought smiles on many faces.
"In the 'Unseen' section, 10 marks were alloted for writing a biography on Kohli and almost all my friends opted for this question. We all were excited even after the English exam was over," said Swarnabho Banerjee, student of Sagar Dutta High School of Belgharia, NDTV has reported.
Swaranabho's friend Sudip Malakar said, "Even if the reference points were not given, we would have attempted this question. Is there anyone among us who does not know about Kohli?"
Headmistress of a girls' school said it showed that students have to be conversant with current affairs as well as their curriculum.
Cricketer-turned MLA Laxmi Ratan Shukla said the board has done the right thing by introducing a topic on Kohli in the question paper.
"I think questions on icons of other sports too should be introduced in future by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and others," he said.