Kohli-Holding interview: Virat Kohli talks about his ulterior focus and things which he doesn’t care about while playing the game.
With the bat in hand, Virat Kohli is a mighty power in contemporary world cricket. Given the pace with which he is currently going, he is all in likeliness to surpass the greatest of the game.
India might be trailing by 1-3 in the series, but it is mainly due to the team’s inability of failing as a unit. Kohli, personally, has left no stone unturned when it comes to batting for India at No. 4. In four Test matches, Kohli has been the highest run-scorer in the series, scoring 544 runs at an average of 68 and a strike rate of 57.02.
Talking to Michael Holding in an interview before the start of the fifth Test, Kohli talked about his ultimate focus, something which exceeds outside a cricket ground as well. “I am focused on having a very solid life and being happy with life and doing the right thing on a daily basis. Then, everything feels like an enjoyable journey and part of the larger picture,” he said.
Kohli also made it clear that people’s opinion or expectations does not bother him much. “I don’t play for people, perceptions or reputations. I only play for the team to win. I didn’t start to play for numbers. People will only remember your attitude and what you brought to the field”, he was quoted.
Kohli further went on to wax lyrical about former West Indies batsman Sir Vivian Richards. “Nobody talks about Sir Viv Richards’ average, they talk about his attitude and the charisma he brought to the field, how he inspired people. I see this as a greater responsibility to be put in the position I am by that power, to inspire people. For that, I need to do the right thing from morning till night”, he added.