Virat Kohli, team India’s top order batsman, always stays under the lime light, no matter how he is performing! Already termed as a future captain this stylish and aggressive batsman, who is having great stardom, has emerged as a key figure who also inspires others to give their best under any given stressful condition.

Recently, another very important contributor Suresh Raina admitted that he gets inspiration and has learnt a lot from Virat Kohli. Off late, Virat has not been showing the best of his batting form, which in turn attracted criticism from all quarters. After giving a much needed valuable performance in Delhi against West Indies, a relieved Virat Kohli has spoken freely on various issues relating to his game play.

He said, “Having that break in between was really good. I worked hard on the areas I needed to work on. Last two games I went in with a clear head. For me it doesn’t matter if I get out playing the same shot again and again, at least I am feeling clear and confident in the mind. I just needed that one innings and that came in the last game. It is funny. The moment I don’t score runs in two three innings, people tell me you are due for a big score. They totally forget the fact that for the last four-five years I have been consistent in all formats. And I am not trying to show off or something, that’s my nature. That’s how I like to play my cricket (to keep scoring). People need to respect that we are humans and not machines.”

On a philosophical note, Kohli said this bad form taught him about life. He added, “You will have a bad patch eventually and in those times you get to know the people who are ready to support you and people who are ready to rip you apart. I have learnt a lot, I have seen people change completely, 360 degrees, and that’s not surprising actually. I had only heard about it and now I have seen it myself. In a way it is a pleasant thing. I feel much more stronger and If I feel my cricket is going to improve further.”

 

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