Former Indian captain Virat Kohli is undoubtedly the best batsman across all formats of the game and what really sets him a class apart from the rest of the batters of this era is his acumen to assess the conditions before going about his work. As a result, he was able to carry out his tasks exquisitely, which helped him to achieve several milestones. He paced his gameplay in such a way that he approached the innings with caution and aggression to get the best out of himself, an exceptional trait that drove him to win many games for India.
India’s run machine is currently part of the ongoing ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 tournament. The Delhi-born has been able to hit the sweet spot pretty well in the competition, scoring 354 runs in six games at an impeccable batting average of 88.50 including one century and three fifties to his credit. He is expected to do well as the tournament progresses. Virat Kohli will be next seen on the field during India’s next game against Sri Lanka on November 2, Thursday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
I hadn’t thought that I’d score so many hundreds: Virat Kohli
It is no secret that Virat Kohli received a lot of backing from the Indian team management during the initial years of his cricketing career. He picked up lessons on the go and was able to carve out a reputation for himself as one of the best in the business. Virat Kohli who will be celebrating his birthday on November 5 added that he never even thought he would score these many centuries and runs in his career.
“If we talk about cricket, I had never thought of achieving all, as in where my career is and how god has blessed me with such a career span and performances. I had always dreamt I’d do this, but I had never thought things would pan out this way exactly, nobody can plan these things, the way your journey is going, and the way things unfold in front of you. I hadn’t thought that I’d score so many hundreds and so many runs in these 12 years,” Kohli said on Star Sports.
Virat Kohli is India’s second-leading run-scorer in ODIs with 13,437 runs and has smashed as many as 78 international centuries. Furthermore, he opened up on the secret behind his successful career. He stated that he was only determined to get into the groove and score runs in clutch moments of the game in order to help the team churn out winning results.
“My only focus was that I should perform well for the team, and win games for the team from difficult situations. For that I made quite a few changes along the way regarding discipline and lifestyle. I always had the drive in me, but I lacked the professionalism. Now I have a single-minded focus on how I want to play the game, and after that the results I’ve achieved is from playing that way itself. The game recognises effort. Honestly, that’s what I have learnt from my career. I’ve played cricket by giving my hundred percent on the field, and the blessings I have got from it have been given to me by God, and I had never thought things would have unfolded this way,” he added.