Indian skipper Virat Kohli is a competitive character. He loves to take challenges. He is someone who seeks inspiration from every fraction of positives. He certainly deserves a ‘certificate of excellence’ for his great efficacy to nudge the Indian team towards triumph.
Known for the knack of being consistent in all formats of the game, his concentration levels speak a lot. In a recent interaction with Cheteshwar Pujara to BCCI.tv, Virat Kohli revealed that Pujara is someone who inspired him to play long innings.
Cheteshwar Pujara is by far India’s dependent utility stock whose concentration levels are well known. He is known for his sheer ability to play long innings with utmost ease. This is why Kohli has been producing a deft piece of masterclass centuries time and time again.
“We have all learnt from Pujara’s long innings, his concentration levels and his will to keep batting. So I also got inspired by that to keep batting for the team for as long as possible. Now I only think of how I can play more for the team and then you know, you don’t feel the tiredness and anything else and keep carrying on looking at the situation,” Kohli said.
Virat Kohli said that professional cricketers don’t have many years. They have to make their presence count and try to stay fit and be in good shape.“We know as professional cricketers, we don’t have many years. So, we have to make the most of it and I try to stay as fit as possible, take care of my diet, take care of my training and it’s paid off well till now,” Kohli added.
“In the later half of my career, as we all know it’s going to get more difficult so I’m trying to put in as much as possible in training now and later on, I can still manage to keep the same kind of intensity. But I think we all are training so hard now and it’s showing on the field and I am just trying to do the same.” Kohli added.