Failures affect the star Indian skipper as they do with everyone.
Virat Kohli, India’s captain and star player, has achieved nearly everything there is to achieve on a cricket field. At 31 years old, he has scored 70 international centuries and averages a bit over 50 in each format of the game. He is also the fastest player to score 8000, 9000, 10,000, and 11,000 runs in a format where he averages 60 runs a game and has the best conversion rate in Tests following Donald Bradman.
Despite all these astonishing feats, Kohli isn’t immune to errors and bad days. His success story, much like any other before him, isn’t about all the achievements he’s done, but the challenges he faced, the times he fell and stood up again to overcome those challenges.
From the 2014 Test tour of England to their semi-final exit in this year’s World Cup, Kohli has experienced many setbacks, failures, and trials. One has to ask then if these kinds of things affect him. ‘Do I get affected by failures? Yes, I do. Everyone does’, said the player in an interview.
‘At the end of the day, I know my team would need me. I had the feeling so strong in my heart that I am going to come not out and make India go through that tough phase (in the semi-final). But then again, maybe that was I my ego talking because how can you predict something like that? You can only have a strong feeling or maybe it was a strong desire to do something like that’.
Kohli has a total of 11,520 runs in ODIs and 7,202 runs in Tests. He also said that he wants to leave behind a legacy for the young players to look up to. ‘I hate losing. I don’t want to walk out and say I could have done this. When I step out on the field, it’s a privilege. When I walk out, I want to have zero energy. We want to leave behind a legacy that future cricketers will say we want to play like that’.
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