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Virat Kohli terms himself ”nothing” without high intensity on field

Virat Kohli at the gym (Credits: India Today via BCCI Photo)

The skipper of Indian cricket and the man who brought a new look to the Indian team with his exceptional mantra of being fit and ruthless on the field, Virat Kohli, in a recent interview, revealed that he can’t play the game without intensity on the field and added few words on his fitness.

He said that he wants to make every ball in the game an event and will always strive to push his bar. As ever, he once again gave the first preference to fitness. He added that he can miss the practice session but not fitness session as it became his lifestyle and more of a second nature.

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Virat Kohli at the gym (Credits: India Today via BCCI Photo)

“I want every ball to be an event that we win as a team. So, I give my 120 percent for that. I am naturally like that so I need to work hard,” Virat Kohli quoted in an interview with Hindustan Times.

”My game will be nothing if I am not intense enough on the field and that is one of the main reasons why I keep working hard on my fitness but now, it has become more of a second nature and my lifestyle. I would rather miss a practice session but not my training session. That’s how important it has become for me,” Virat Kohli said.

On expectations:

It used to be Sachin Tendulkar who carried expectations of 1.2 billion people and then it shifted to MS Dhoni but, now every cricket follower would blindly rely on Virat Kohli in case of any crucial match. The captaincy added extra salt to it as he is showing same class captaincy as well.

“I have [high] expectations of myself – to work hard and prepare to the best of my potential. The expectation isn’t of scoring a century every time I step onto the field because whatever said and done, people will say and talk a lot about all the factors,” Virat Kohli said.

”But, as an individual, you understand that it’s not possible to go out there and execute [every time] what you want to because there are 10 more people in your team and you are playing against another 11. So, it’s not like you’re the ‘lone man’ or the last standing warrior on the field,” he signed off.

Virat Kohli achieved certain heights with his captaincy and would be eyeing to flourish the same record in overseas as well. Meanwhile, he is too focussed to bag the trophy against Sri Lanka.

Written by Prashi Relangi

Cricket is my passion and scripting articles on it is my profession. I just love what I do.

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