INDIA SKIPPER Virat Kohli has stated that hard work comes to him naturally and that he would cease to exist if he would stop being intense on the field.
Kohli, who is known for his aggression, emphasized the importance of fitness and mentioned that he would rather miss a practise session but not a fitness session. In an interaction with HT, the 29-year-old said,
“I want every ball to be an event that we win as a team. So, I give my 120 percent for that. I am naturally like that so I need to work hard. My game will be nothing if I am not intense enough on the field and that is one of the main reasons why I keep working hard on my fitness but now, it has become more of a second nature and my lifestyle. I would rather miss a practice session but not my training session. That’s how important it has become for me.”
The prolific batsman also iterated that he is not bothered by what people talk or write about him.
“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 percent. 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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