Besides being a super successful captain - Virat Kohli is also one of the brightest and biggest star in the cricketing world. Not just his game, the Indian skipper is now also focused on backing a scholarship programme for sportspeople through Virat Kohli Foundation.
Speaking on the ocassion of the inaugural Indian Sports Honours in Mumbai, Kohli said that what people say or write doesn't matter him at all and he finds such talks “very unproductive”. He adds that he doesn’t want “any tags” and that, his “game will be nothing if he’s not intense enough on the field”.
The name Virat Kohli has, s become a phenomenon because whenever he takes the field individually and as a captain, the expectations are sky high. But does that ever turn into pressure. Kohli replies, "Not at all! In fact, I have [high] expectations of myself – to work hard and prepare to the best of my potential. The expectation isn’t of scoring a century every time I step onto the field because whatever said and done, people will say and talk a lot about all the factors but as an individual, you understand that it’s not possible to go out there and execute [every time]."
He added that as an individual, the only thing that’s in my hand is preparation and [having] a [positive] mindset. And I am fully committed for that. For me, it’s about doing my duty for the team and the sport that has given me everything. So, to me, what people say or write about me does not matter at all, not even one per cent.
On asking him how he is so cool about such things. The Delhi lad said, "In fact, it has never mattered to me because I have seen that whatever is said or written about you is very unproductive. You perform [badly] a couple of times and those things (good things) go out of the window in no time but they also come back in no time, so it shouldn’t matter to any individual; it certainly doesn’t matter to me."
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