Virat Kohli opens up on Farokh Engineer’s statement: The Indian captain was vocal about the former cricketer’s comments.
India captain Virat Kohli believes in doing things from the front himself before asking someone to do the same. Speaking in an interview to India Today, Kohli opened up on how he has been maintaining his fitness since 2016.
“If I am leading and if I want my teammates to put in efforts, I should be there all day, doing that first, you know before asking someone else to do it.
“So everything came together so wonderfully for me. My own thing came, my mindset, the fitness change, the boost through Mr Basu [trainer]. The whole thing came along so well together and I think 2016 is when I really hit my fitness peak and from then on I have just maintained for the last 3-4 years,” Kohli was quoted as saying.
Virat Kohli opens up on Farokh Engineer’s statement
Kohli, who is married to renowned Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, often finds his personal life being dragged into cricketing matters. An instance of the same was registered around a month ago when former India wicket-keeper batsman Farokh Engineer commented on Sharma while taking a dig at the Indian selectors.
The statement was soon followed by Sharma slamming Engineer publicly. Being asked about the same, Kohli threw light on his wife attending only one match during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and sitting in a different box than the selectors.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 28, 2019
“She [Anushka Sharma] came for one World Cup game against Sri Lanka and the family box and the selector box was different, and there was no selector in that box. She came with two friends. As I said, she is known, she’s been successful at a very high level so when people take her name, it gets noticed.
You want to mention something about the selectors do that, but why to join her name with it. When the lies are spoken so much all around, they start becoming truths. So you need to speak up at some stage and that’s exactly what happened recently,” Kohli said.