Virat Kohli reveals the man behind his daddy hundreds
We know as professional cricketers, we don’t have many years: Virat Kohli
Published - Dec 4, 2017 12:38 am | Updated - Dec 4, 2017 12:41 am
Indian skipper Virat Kohli is all over the internet, as he slammed yet another double ton in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka. Kohli went on to register his career best Test score of 243 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. It was the sixth double ton of the Indian top-order batsman. India posted a massive 536/7 before bagging three vital wickets of the visiting team.
On his back-to-back double ton, Kohli said he learnt the art of batting for long hours from none other than his teammate Cheteshwar Pujara.Kohli has gone past the 2500-run mark for the second consecutive calendar year. His conversion rate in Tests is well above 70 and that speaks volumes about his appetite for big scores.
“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.
Kohli goes candid
He was then asked what exactly keeps him going despite playing all the formats of the game, Kohli said, “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.”
“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.