I used to cry when not allowed to bat, says Virat Kohli reliving his childhood memories

Kohli opened up about his love with the game during his childhood.

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Virat Kohli is the best batsman in the world across all the formats. He has achieved the unthinkable heights already and with age on his side, the Indian captain is certain to own all the records by the time he hangs his boots. Known to be extremely passionate about the game, how would one feel to know that the cricketer used to cry for not getting to bat during his childhood?

Yes, the man who always has something to say to the opposition and revels in demanding circumstances loved the game so much at an early age. He used to take any fielding position while playing with his brother and his friends only to wait for an opportunity to bat. But, to his agony, they used to walk away when his turn to hold the willow came which Kohli hilariously now terms as ‘injustice’.

“Mere sath bhot nainsafi bhi hui hai (I went through great injustice). They knew I was passionate about cricket so I would take any position. Whenever it was my turn to bat, they would all just go home and I used to cry that they made me do everything but did not let me bat. It was frustrating at times, but with my cricket, he was committed in helping me in every way he could,” Virat Kohli while speaking on his official app.

Credits his brother

However, the 30-year-old also credited his brother for taking all the efforts for him despite having to look after the business with his father. Virat Kohli also recalled how his elder brother used to take him to the game and never compromised on his interest.

“He (Kohli’s brother) was obviously involved in the business with my dad, but whenever I had a game, he made it a point to take me, watch the game or bring me back when I was really small. When I was older, I used to go by myself. Obviously, he was very important to me. He never compromised on any of my game and his efforts in that were massive. My father’s efforts as well but I think my brother ensured that none of the things were compromised,” he added.

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