The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released an Interview between Virat Kohli and Sir Vivian Richards. Virat Kohli, Captain of Indian Team, was the anchor of the show both were having a casual talk. The chat between them was informal, where Kohli asked him about his experience as a cricketer.
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Sir Vivan Richards, the legend, answered the question with his unique way. Kohli Introduced Richard as the greatest inspiration and believed this to be an excellent opportunity to talk to the legend.
When Richards was asked about his essence of self-belief, he replied, “I was good enough to be Completed. I wanted to express myself in the best possible way. I see that similarity there… that passion. There are times when people look at that passion and say ‘wow, why are you so angry’ “
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Kohli continued to ask Richards about his viewpoint or mindset he would come to bat in the field. As earlier, he was not using any protection in the field while he knew that bouncers were not given any parameter for bowling.
“I believed that I am a man. It may sound like arrogance but I backed myself every time. You even back yourself to get hurt… to take the knocks,” said Richards. “The helmet I tried but it was very uncomfortable. My mindset was that I was good enough to be here so if I get hurt, it’s God’s will. I will survive.”
Kohli further added, “I have always felt that you take a hit early to know the feeling rather than always feeling you might get hurt. I prefer to take a hit early on so that it motivates me to not allow that to happen again. Just that pain to go through your body and be like enough, its not happening again.”
Part one of the video ended with the words of Richards saying”You will always get hurt. It is part of the game. It’s important how you come back from taking those knocks.”
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— BCCI (@BCCI) August 22, 2019