Virat Kohli Curated
Cricket Captain, Team India
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Who are the entertainers in the Indian dressing room who keeps things lively?
Former Indian bowler Zaheer Khan has said you think you have a very deceptive bowling action. Can you talk about the same?
A lot has been said about the diet you follow. Can you talk about the same ?
You are very zealous about what you eat and how you train. Please talk about the same
What is the importance of a single second in cricket?
What were the factors that contributed to India’s win in the Champions Trophy 2013?
Who have you enjoyed batting with the most?
How is it like to have someone like MS Dhoni still in the team while you are captaining the Indian side?
What was your first reaction when you went to the Indian dressing room and met The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar?
Talk us through your experience of the 2011 World Cup.
Which are the most lethal bowlers you have faced in your career?
What is your relationship with social media?
How has Anushka Sharma shaped you in your career and as a person?
What is the secret of your success?
You play so much cricket, rarely missing matches and captaining India in all three formats. Psychologically, how do you stay on top of things and balance that with other aspects of your life?
I think there’s no limit to what you can do, as long as you’re happy doing it. I don’t believe that if you are busy in life in general that your sport is going to get compromised. A 24-hour day is a long time to be able to do things. Spending time at home is something we really look forward to, then my sport is my priority as well, but apart from that, I do a lot of commercials, a lot of businesses as well, which I’m actively involved in. It gives me a sense of working towards something all the time. I don’t feel the burden at all, to be honest. I love having the opportunity to be so busy in life.
How do you cope up with all the attention you receive in India?
When England came to India last, Alastair [Cook] asked me the same. Even players who’ve toured many times, it still amazes them how much passion and attention people have towards cricket in India. I said, ‘You just get used to it’. There is literally no other option. You cannot avoid it. I don’t try and fight it anymore. I’ve tried to do that in the past, where I wanted people to understand to an extent what an individual wants in terms of space and just to be able to have a normal life… for a bit! But that is very, very difficult to expect when you have so many people wanting to see you or meet you or are inspired by you. So I’ve come to terms with the fact that it’s just something you have to accept.
What made you take up physical fitness seriously?
My reason was totally different. It had to do with playing at a certain level in the professional sport. I realised in the process that when I started getting fitter, I started thinking better. I had more confidence, clarity, focus and determination. And I started feeling that inside me as soon as I changed my physical regime. That’s when I began to think that everybody should be doing this. Getting fitter makes you confident overall. It makes you feel good about yourself. You need to feel good to have good thoughts. And then came about this idea of pushing people towards fitness to make them understand why this is so important.
What are the memories of your first day in the Indian dressing room?
I clearly remember sitting with my mom and watching the news on the day of the selection meeting. My name just flashed on the TV but I thought they might just be spreading a rumour or something like that. Then five minutes later, I got a call from the Board that I had been selected. I got goosebumps. I was shaking. It was a very special day. I clearly remember walking into the team meeting. I was asked to give a speech in the team room. It was nerve-wracking for me with so many great Indian players there. They were looking at me. Which we now do to younger guys to intimidate them, make them nervous (smiles). These are my first memories.
Does it help in dealing with the relentless pressure and scrutiny that your wife Anushka Sharma understands what it’s like to be in the public eye?
That was one of the reasons why we got along so well, to be able to understand each other’s mindset and the demands of being in such a position. And also the fact that we are so similar in terms of the backgrounds we have. People do not understand us at all. They think we live a fairytale life and things are only of royal standards, but in reality, we are really normal people. We are in the public eye so it seems too far-fetched for the public to connect with, but we lead a very simple life at home. And that’s how we like to live. We do something that is in the public eye but we never chose to be recognized in this way.
You have a huge fan following in India. Can you narrate any particular incident which comes to mind?
You were in the midst of a storm during the Australia tour. Can you explain what happened?How did cricket as a sport evolve so much in the country?
What was the turning point of your semi final game against New Zealand?
What are your thoughts on the West Indies series that is coming up next?
How to hit a cover drive?
Relationship with ABD and Chris Gayle
Do you think the Indian team is balanced if we look at the batting and bowling?
The Indian team is balanced. They’ve picked a team keeping both bowling and batting in mind. What will matter is how they gel-up on the field, and how they perform as a unit.
Virat I’d like to ask you... Virender Sehwag last scored a century on 2 April 2005. That’s about two years ago. In that case, do you think taking him for a big tournament like the World Cup makes sense? They’re taking a player like Uthappa, they have two openers, they have Ganguly and Tendulkar. All four players who can open. In that case, then is it right to take Sehwag as well?
I think it’s okay on Dravid’s part. World Cup is a big tournament where you need experience, and can’t count on youth as much. According to me, it’s the right decision because Sehwag has a lot of experience and has scored a lot of runs for India.
Why do you think India doesn’t have the power to field five bowlers? We always see that India plays an extra batsman. On paper, we see that India has batsman who can destroy the bowling attack of any other country. Despite that, India field one extra batsman. What do you think the reason for that is?
If you’ve seen in the past, India has not been able to defend well. Even if they field five bowlers, they don’t have the capability to defend a big score. India’s batting is their strength, and I think they can chase any score.
India is still not able to produce all-rounders. Pathan was there, but he wasn’t able to make a mark the way all-rounders like Jacques Kallis have. Pathan is still struggling. Sometimes he bowls well but doesn’t bat well. Other times he bats well, but doesn’t bowl well. Do you think if India has more all-rounders or if players in the team including Tendulkar, Sehwag or Sourav Ganguly could make a big difference by producing an all-round performance.
If you see, Sachin, Sehwag and Yuvraj can all bowl 5-6 overs in every match. So, if they concentrate on their bowling, they could become good all-rounders.
Dilip Vengsarkar said that it was on Dravid’s insistence that Sehwag was picked for the World Cup team. Once the team has left, do you think such a statement by the chief selector could have an effect on the team’s or Sehwag’s morale?
Yes, such a thing should not have been disclosed on TV. This will affect Sehwag’s morale because his performance was anyway a bit down and after this statement was put out, his confidence could have become lower.
Just when the team was supposed to leave and Pathan had been named in the squad, Vengsarkar said that if Pathan doesn’t perform well in a certain match, then he won’t go to West Indies. Don’t you think such a thing has an impact on the player?
It does have an impact because once your name has been announced, the cricketer has to make up his mindset. And if the very next moment you’re told that your spot isn’t sure, then it makes a lot of impact.
ome way or the other it will make a difference if in your free time, instead of concentrating on the game you are modelling, doing ads, earning money. Each player is associated with upto 30 brands. That must have an impact on their game.
I don’t think it affects the game. If you’re not performing, then these things come up. But if you keep winning, no one’s going to talk about the endorsements.
Maybe because you’re both players you don’t want to admit this makes a difference. These days, the media has become a very big power. The media also puts a lot of pressure. In a single day, it makes you a hero. In a single day, if Dhoni smashes some fours or sixes then they praise him and the very next day they criticise him. Do you think the media puts too much pressure on the media or do you think the players are capable enough to deal with this, and it makes no difference to them.
According to me, there’s a lot of pressure from the media, no matter how big the player is. A lot of pressure was even put on Sachin by the media. I think no matter how big a player is, if the media puts a lot of pressure, then it impacts a player’s psyche.
What are you missing most about being footloose?
I am not missing much. My brother called me from our house in Gurugram. He is using the gym for the first time. I told him welcome to our life.
How did you get the nickname Chiku?
I got this nickname from a coach in the Ranji Trophy. I used to have big cheeks then. In 2007 I thought I was losing hair. I got my hair cropped and my cheeks and ear stood out. I got the name from a cartoon character. The rabbit in the comic Champak.
Why has RCB not won an IPL title?
Big players in the team, there will be attention on the team. With big players, we will always be in the focus. We have reached 3 finals, not won, but then, those things are irrelevant, until you win the title. Even with the best team, we have not win. There is a team goal, we deserve to win the title.I think the more you try to do something, it tends to move away from you. I think we need to get the joy back into the team and not try and look to set goals.
What do you think is the biggest issue for India travelling abroad?
Now travelling abroad and playing at home is more or less same. You travel so much. It is not about alien conditions anymore. It is about managing the mental pressure.
Are you vegetarian?
Left eating meat just before the 2018 England Test series. When we went to South Africa in 2018, I got a cervical spine issue. Gave me a tingling sensation, hurting like mad. Could not sleep at night. My body was too acidic, creating too much uric acid. Bones got weaker, hence, stopped eating meat in the middle of England tour, have not felt better before. Never felt better waking up, never felt better recovering between Test matches.being vegetarian has completely changed. You feel lighter,your body changes.
Which was your most fun innings?
I scored a century against KXIP in a match that was for 12 or 14 overs. I was hitting it so well. I just went on. I never felt like that before. I felt like I would never get out. That was fun.
What was your lowest point in career?
The England tour in 2014. There is a time as a batsman when you know you will fail and you will not get runs. I used to wake up and know I would fail. It was the worst I have ever felt. It was tough. I promised myself that I will never allow me to let that happen to myself. It happened because I was so consumed about doing well from a personal point of view. I just felt I was in England and this was Test cricket and if I score runs here then I will establish myself. I was consumed by all that crap and that led to my downward spiral.
Who is your favourite batting partner?
Two people I have enjoyed most batting with, well I like to bat with people who run well and understand my calling. So with MS Dhoni for India and with AB de Villiers otherwise. With AB the partnership just flows. We don’t even talk cricket.
You have a huge fan following. How does it feel?
Fandom comes with responsibility. I see a lot of backing and fun with love from fans. I am glad that people are able to show the fans on social media at times when others are not being able to. People push you to do better. Without fans, you would not getting motivation to do this everyday. Respect for all the fans, hats off to them.
Which is your favourite form of Cricket?
Test cricket for me is a representation of life. Playing Test cricket has made me a better person.
What are your thoughts on playing too much cricket?
I take breaks, last 2-3 seasons, I took a break. Did not want to miss Test cricket, there was T20s which had no significance. 3 formats for nine years, along with captaincy for 6 years. It is not easy, for next 2 -3 years till the next World Cup, will give it all, then figure out which format suits me and all that.
What are your thoughts on COVID-19 situation in India?
Our response has been good. Apart from a few people, you must have seen the video, who do not respect the guidelines. I don’t know how it can happen. I hope people get sense into them and follow the guidelines. There needs to be unity in dealing with this issue.I knew I still needed to train if this goes on for longer. So I still have my Olympic bar, I still continue to work out.
How are you spending time with Anushka in this lockdown?
We have never been at one place for so long. It’s bizarre. It’s not a good thing to single out something like this as an opportunity to spend together. But it’s what it is. We are being cautious and staying positive. If not for this, I’d be hanging out with you at Chinnaswamy stadium.
When you meet the first time with Anushka Sharma?
How is it being Virat Kohli?
What do you and Anushka do in your leisure time?
How Anushka manages to travel with you as she is also a very busy in her career?
How do you deal with social media trolls
What is your reaction on rumors of Anushka getting special treatment from the selector of India cricket team?
Do you feel responsible for the kind the bad treatment Anushka is getting from media and some section of people?
Is Anushka nervous when you bat?
What attracked Virat Kohli to Anushka Sharma?
How do you keep yourself so fit?
What kind of diet you are following right now?
What is your concept of cheat day and how you're going to achieve your fitness goal?
How do you deal with failure?
How do you propose Anushka?
How did you feel when you got out in the world cup semifinal?
How do you rate the team you have right now?
What do you think about Indian pace attack?
How do you challenge yourself now and motivate your self to do better?
What is the issue about Ravi Shastri?
What is your favorite Anushka Sharma movie?
Who is your favorite sports person?
If God had asked you to name one dream which will be fulfilled?
How do you like the idea of playing cricket on empty stadiums ?
“It’s quite a possible situation, it might happen, I honestly don’t know how everyone is going to take that because we all are used to playing in front of so many passionate fans. “I know it will be played at a very good intensity but that feeling of the crowd connecting with the players and the tension of the game where everyone goes through it in the stadium, those emotions are very difficult to recreate.
How do you see yourself being " Virat Kohli " ?
"I think from 2015 onwards my career also grew and social media was growing simultaneously. So what happened was it became very drastic. In the last 3 years, it’s been surprising for me as well. You don’t realize on a daily basis how confined your life starts becoming. That’s why you want to be in your space more and more because the moment you step out of that space you probably have to interact with a hundred people. It gets difficult accepting and understanding that transition because in my heart I’m still that guy who came from West Delhi and made his way up, so is Anushka, we are both very similar from where we came from. So it’s very difficult for us to understand that transition all the time that’s why we like being in our own space most of the time."
How Anushka takes out time from her busy schedule to support you ?
"She is someone who has always maintained her integrity, always been a person who does the right thing. When it comes to our relationship, her taking time to come and see me or me taking time to go and see her, it's understanding. It’s not an effort for either of us. She understands when she comes on tour. So much has been said about her and so much comes out about her. You have to understand that she is someone who has achieved success at a very high level. She was a superstar even when we met. When these things come out of protocols not being followed and rules being broken, it is not in her nature to do something like that because she understands my profession and I understand her profession. Either of us doesn’t interfere in it. The value system that she has and her beliefs and the nature she has, it won’t allow her to go against rules and protocols. So I don’t know why people have wanted to sensationalize stories by taking her name because she’s a soft target. We both had been ignoring it for a while."
What attracted Virat Kohli to Anushka Sharma?
"Firstly the most comforting thing was knowing that we come similar backgrounds and we laughed on things that only both of us understood. Because those are the kind of things, you know when you come from a middle-class background, these are the kind of scenarios you have seen growing up. There was a lot of comfort factor immediately. The thing that was fascinating for me the most was how relaxed and how chilled out she was for who she already was at that stage. You know how welcoming and comforting she was and how was approachable she was. Immediately we just really became friendly. I was the one probably fooling around all the time and some of the jokes were really silly but that's how I am. I love having a good time, you know having a good laugh. And she would really find a lot of things funny as well. We got talking from thereon. I am really glad that shampoo commercial happened."
Whats your take on Farokh Engineer's controversy with Anushka ?
"She came for 1 World Cup game against Sri Lanka and the family box and the selector box was different, and there was no selector in that box. She came for 1 game with two friends. As I said, she is known, she's been successful at a very high level so when people take her name, it gets noticed. You want to mention something about the selectors do that, but why join her name with it. We are not people who would go out and start these debates but you have to put the truth out there - the way things actually are and the way they are perceived and accepted are very different. So you need to put across what is happening because you are in those situations yourself,"
How did Shankar Basu help you with your fitness ?
"I started working on myself from 2012, midway after the IPL. About 2013 is the time that I became too lean. 2014 I continued like that. Then 2015 onwards Mr. Shankar Basu was the Indian team trainer and worked in RCB (Royal Challengers Bangalore) as well. He introduced me to Olympic lifting and speed strength and power endurance and these kinds of things and I had never experienced that before. because I trusted him, he had worked with me for 8 years, he said trust me just give this a go and you will see wonders happening with your body. I said OK. I trusted him. I did this for three weeks and my body just responded in a way that I never felt like you know myself ever again, like the slower self. I felt like someone has put high octane fuel in my body and I was just flying and from then on it became an obsession." "If I am leading and if I want my teammates to put in efforts, I should be there all day, doing that first, you know before asking someone else to do it. So everything came together so wonderfully for me. My own thing came my mindset, the fitness change, the boost through Mr. Basu our trainer. The whole thing came along so well together and I think 2016 is when I really hit my fitness peak and from then on I have just maintained for the last 3-4 years."
How being vegan helped you maintain your fitness ?
"Look for the last year and a half I have been vegetarian. Before that, I was consuming meat which was working well for me. In a phase, it worked really well for me. I think from 2016 January to about the end of the IPL. Before we started playing Test cricket, we only had 5-6 months of T20 cricket so I was just doing lifting and I was eating a lot of red meat, you know consuming a lot of meat. So I became a very explosive athlete and I was able to play the power game really well but then Test matches came along. I had to put on a bit more fat, consume more carbohydrates. I think having Basu sir around was the biggest help for me. Like he would understand my body precisely the way I do and he would tell me what to eat when. How to train and how not to train. When to take rest, what to do while resting, how to recover. And I just followed everything to the tea. I would just listen to him and then I started understanding it myself. So he would tell me you know what you need to do and I would come back fresh when I took a break because I understood it myself. I wanted to learn. It was similar to batting you know when you go out there and play, you get a hundred, it's not by chance. You need to understand from ball one to ninety or hundred how many balls you play or Test matches you play a lot more. What were you doing for all those deliveries, so you can repeat it that's consistency."
How do you take the defeat of India Vs New Zealand World Cup Semi-Finals ?
"It is not easy. If you ask me, do I get affected by failure? Yes, I do. Everyone does. I am human at the end of the day. It is difficult to process failure at such a big stage. But also you have to understand that I totally believe in the fact that what's meant for you will happen. "Success and failure is part of everything that we do in life, whether it is sport or daily life, it is the truth of life and you need to be able to accept both with grace. That's the thing I have learned. You can't say I am the king of the world when you succeed or we are invincible now and when you fail you beat yourself down so much that you can't wake up again."
Do you find scope of improvement On breaking batting records. ?
"I just hate losing, I hate losing in anything. That is how a sportsman is made up. No one fine with failing. The most important thing for anything that I do on the field is...I don't want to walk out and say maybe I could have done this. I don't want to have maybes and what-ifs. When I step out on the field, it is a privilege, an honour for me. When I walk out I want to have zero energy left because that is what I am supposed to do. That is why I am selected. However, hard I worked for age-group cricket, this has to be a constant 10 times hard working process on a daily basis because I am representing my country. And there could not be a bigger honour for me. So I understand the importance of where I come from and the opportunity I have. I don't want to leave any stone unturned. I hate having the feeling of maybe I could have gone for that catch, maybe I could have pushed an extra yard for an extra run. I want to avoid that feeling and that's why I go along with my work in a crazy manner."
How bad was eating & training?
Tell us about there was a period you cut out all the distraction for a year & half?
Tell us about there was a period you cut out all the distraction for a year & half?
Around 2011 you said you want to be among the best player in the world & do lot of things explain that?
What you think you started believing in yourself more around than?
How did you go about changing your diet?
How did it change you?
Training, why did your trainer make you lift with only lift a stick basically for a month or a half?
Training, why did your trainer make you lift with only lift a stick basically for a month or a half?
Training, why did your trainer make you lift with only lift a stick basically for a month or a half?
How did it impact hitting the ball further?
How did it impact hitting the ball further?
How often you are in the gym now, What are the workout tell?
Asianet Newsable: What do you think is your biggest achievement as the chairman of the BCCI selection committee?
: Taking Indian cricket to no.1 spot in the ICC rankings across all formats during our tenure, winning the Test series in Australia after 71 years, developing a good bench strength in all the departments of the game and also establishing a good structure of constant supply of players through India A has been the biggest achievement of me and my colleagues in the last four years.
What do you think lies ahead for MS Dhoni. Can he make a comeback to the Indian team?
: MSD took a break after the World Cup (2019) and served in the Indian Army. Later, he extended the break. Subsequently he wanted to play the IPL. Unfortunately due to the (coronavirus) pandemic that is going on we are not sure where we are in terms of hosting IPL 2020. Ideally we all want it to happen as soon as the pandemic settles down for good.
Do you think KL Rahul can become a good wicketkeeper for India in limited overs formats?
: I am very much impressed with the way KL Rahul has transformed into a decent wicketkeeper. He had been keeping wickets for Karnataka in the last couple of seasons. Last year he kept brilliantly for Karnataka in the shorter formats. Probably this has really helped his transformation into the new role as wicketkeeper-batsman for the Indian team smoothly. Hats off to him the way he handled both wicketkeeping and batting departments in New Zealand. I wish to see him getting a few more opportunities in that role. The emergence of KL Rahul as a decent wicketkeeper has added a healthy competition to that slot now in the shorter formats
Should age be the criteria for Indian team selection or only form?
Generally for a newcomer we look at his performances along with age because as selectors we think that the kid should go on to serve the country for a long time. With regards to seniors we look at the form that he is in.
How did you deal with criticism?
: Criticism is a part and parcel of the post that you are holding. Especially in our country where cricket is our common religion, everyone has the right to express their opinions. But when criticism is constructive we have taken it in right earnest but when it is destructive we have ignored it.
What was more tougher, playing or selection role?
Playing for yourselves is all about you. How you fix your goals, how you plan and how you work hard to achieve your goals is all about you. Whereas when you are a selector you will have to plan things in the best interest of the country. Every move you make impacts the emotions of billions of fans. Hence you must be utmost careful while discharging your duties. You should always pick the best players with the best interest of the country, and then only you will get best results.
How do you rate Virat Kohli’s captaincy?
I personally feel that he has been phenomenal with his captaincy. He gives 200% effort on the field both as a player and as a captain and he expects the same from his teammates.
Any regrets as the chief of selection panel and about your selections?
: I know that World Cup 2019 semi-final loss was a big one especially the way we played that tournament right through until the semi-final. But I also feel that we could have won the Test series in South Africa and England which were well within our reach. I always feel bad as we could not give Karun Nair more opportunities. After that triple hundred (against England) he didn’t do well in the remaining Tests that he played. Later he lost form in domestic cricket too. As a kid he is very very committed and dedicated and wonderful human being. I am sure he will sort out his shortcomings and come back stronger.
What next for you?
: A cricketer once is always a cricketer and as long as we live we will be associated with the game in some form or the other.
Are you a foodie?
What kind of food did you grow up on?
What do you eat now?
How does vegetarian food help you ?
What is your diet ?
Do ou cook yourself?
Any restaurant or food you have been addicted to?
Any particular city you enjoy the more than the others because of its food?
Which is the city that you are fond of because of it's food?
Tell us abut your various business interest
Do you get inspired by any sportsman who has also done well in business?
Any recent technology or apps you are interested in?
What is the best business advice you have ever received?
Name a sport person's name whose has inspired you?
What is the spiritual mantra you follow to balance everything in life?
Any Diwali moments? Is it like a festival that always excited you?
Were your childhood was like Super V, the teenage superhero? Do you miss it?
Tell us about unexpected death of your father?
Tell us something about your association with the movie, Super V, the show.
What were you doing when your father had this cardiac arrest?
How do you think your father's passing away affected you?
How will the character in Super V be inspiring and entertaining for the kids?
According to you, how important it is to play in childhood?
In your childhood, who was your superhero?
Which superhero's costume would you like to wear?
After watching super V, the show, kids will now have your fan following. How do you react to that?
How excited is your family after seeing the promo of the show, Super V?
Who is your real-life superhero?
How do you feel when you see that an animated character is named after you in the show Super V?
If you could be an ice cream flavor, which one would you be and why?
What Kohli told about his love for IPL?
“You do play all your tournaments, which is one team versus another, ICC tournaments come every now and then, but even in ICC tournaments, you don’t really interact with the other team players or you see the other teams so often every now and then,” Kohli said.
aCCORDING TO Kohli what is the beauty of the IPL?
'In the IPL, you are just probably meeting another team every second or third day and that’s the beauty of the IPL, you are playing in a different mahol [atmosphere]. I absolutely love that tournament and also for the camaraderie which you share with so many new players that you play with, so many players that you have known for a long time now, not from your own country, those who you don’t see often, and there is one reason why everyone loves the IPL too, there is a connect, of players and fans and of viewers”
What Kohli told about Yuzvendra Chahal ?
“Yuzi has been the joker while Jasprit [Bumrah] has been a revelation, I did not know that he can have such a detailed conversation in public. I knew he could be good in a one-on-one interaction but his opening up in front of everyone – I did not think that would happen. That has been great to see”
What Kohli spoke about his fast bowlers?
“I want to see, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami coming together, and having a conversation. You know, I have seen what do they talk about when they come together. I want to see how much control do they have on themselves and their characters come out.”
How Kohli explained spending time with Anushka Sharma?
“Since we have known each other, this is honestly the longest we have spent together. Usually, I am on tour or Anushka has been working, I go see her or she’s working in Mumbai and I happened to be home during those days. There’s some thing or the other happening.“There’s one person going to work or doing something that has to be done, but this is the time when both of us have just been together every day and it’s been so amazing. We never thought that we would get to spend so much time like this to spend with each other every day. It’s so nice to know that there’s a silver lining in any situation in life,”
What Kohli speaks about the work he has done on his fitness after returning from India’s tour of Australia in 2012?
“When I walked in to bat, there wasn’t any fear or respect in opposition corner,” Kohli said in a sports web-show, In Depth with Graham Bensinger. “I didn’t want to walk into ground thinking that opposition feels that this guy is a pushover, who is going to do no damage. Just didn’t want to be another player as I wanted to make an impact. I wanted that when I walk in; the teams should think that we need to get this guy out or else we will lose the game. And if I don’t want to be that guy, then there is something wrong in my head,”
What Kohli spoke about how fitness became an integral part of his life and how it helped him recover quickly, even as the Indian team crisscrossed the U.K. during a six-week World Cup campaign?
“During World Cup, every game my energy level was 120 percent. My recovery was so fast that average distance I covered in a game was 15 kms. I would come back, do my recovery treatments and travel to another city and soon I was ready to train again. There was so much energy that I could do gym sessions and play 10 games in such a short span of time (35 days). Played each game at high intensity and never felt like this before. There was no stiffness in my body,”
What Kohli told about pure hard work?
“I knew I wasn’t the most skilled sportsperson when I came in but [the] only constant thing has been working on myself. If [the] Indian team has to be the best in the world, it needs to go about in a certain manner,”
What is Kohli's approach to the game change?
“When we came back from Australia in 2012, I saw a gap [between us and Australia]. I realised, if we don’t change the way we are playing, training or eating, we can’t compete with best in the world. No point in competing if you don’t want to be the best. I wanted to be the best version of myself and then based everything around that vision, my approach to the game changed,”
Tell us about your association with Audi?
Tell us about your Audi R8?
Where do you go on your long drives?
What is so exciting about the car Audi A6?
What do you think about Audi electric cars?
Which is your favourite Audi?
What was your first car?
How do you handle a rough patch on the field?
What has sports taught you?
What was your toughest time in cricket?
Did you ever get disheartened when things weren’t so good at the beginning of your international career?
What kind of training do you go through to build up the stamina to withstand long sessions on the crease?
How does it feel to be compared to a living legend like Sachin Tendulkar?
How has the constant media attention affected your personal life?
Does the popularity of T20s make you concerned for Test match cricket?
What are the changes you would like to implement on yourself on a personal level?
How do you deal with trolls on social media?
What is your motivation to keep performing at such a high level?
Has Anuskha affected your professional life in any manner?
Do individual records mean anything to you?
How much has the dressing room atmosphere changed ever since your debut with the national team?
How did you deal with your marriage becoming the focal point of the country?
How important is early preparation for the 2019 World Cup?
How do you integrate youngsters in the team?
Are there any individual records that you dream of achieving?
आप आपने आक्रामकता को कैसे कम किया?
What is one mistake in your early days as a cricketer which you regret?
How do you keep yourself grounded given your huge fan following?
Are there any bowlers that you feel are tricky to face?
What have you learned from playing with Sachin Tendulkar?
What kind of imprint do you want to leave on the cricket world when you retire?
What would you consider to be your breakthrough year?
How do you deal with unfair criticism?
Does achieving several individual accolades and captaining the side in all three format of the game satisfy you?
Would you relish the opportunity to play in the 70s or 80s?
What was the toughest time in your life?
आपके अनुसार कौन सी टीम सबसे चुनौतीपूर्ण है?
You are becoming a quick fashion icon for the youth. What is your personal style statement?
What is the one style tip that you would give to your fans?
जब आप भारतीय ड्रेसिंग रूम में गए और क्रिकेट के भगवान सचिन तेंदुलकर से मिले तो आपकी पहली प्रतिक्रिया क्या थी?
क्रिकेट में एक सेकंड का महत्व क्या है?
आप क्या खाते हैं और आप कैसे ट्रेन करते हैं, इसके बारे में आप बहुत जोश में हैं। क्या आप उसी के बारे में बात कर सकते हैं?
आपके द्वारा पालन किए जाने वाले आहार के बारे में बहुत कुछ कहा गया है। क्या आप उसी के बारे में बात कर सकते हैं?
पूर्व भारतीय गेंदबाज जहीर खान ने कहा है कि आपको लगता है कि आपके पास बहुत ही भ्रामक गेंदबाजी एक्शन है। क्या आप उसी के बारे में बात कर सकते हैं?
भारतीय ड्रेसिंग रूम में मनोरंजन करने वाले कौन हैं?
अनुष्का शर्मा ने आपको अपने करियर में और एक व्यक्ति के रूप में कैसे आकार दिया है?
सोशल मीडिया से आपका क्या रिश्ता है?
2011 विश्व कप के अपने अनुभव के बारे में बताएं
आप मैदान पर खुरदरे पैच को कैसे संभालते हैं?
क्या व्यक्तिगत रिकॉर्ड का आपके लिए कोई मतलब है?
जब आप अवकाश ग्रहण करेंगे, तब क्रिकेट की दुनिया में किस तरह की छाप छोड़ना चाहते हैं?
सचिन तेंदुलकर के साथ खेलकर आपने क्या सीखा?
क्या कोई ऐसा गेंदबाज है जिसे आपको लगता है कि उनके सामना करना मुश्किल है?
एक क्रिकेटर के रूप में आपके शुरुआती दिनों में वह कौन सी गलती है जिसके लिए आपको खेद है?
आप आपने आक्रामकता को कैसे कम किया?
क्या कोई व्यक्तिगत रिकॉर्ड है जिसे आप प्राप्त करने का सपना देखते हैं?
Playing against which team is the most challenging according to you?
क्या One8Select के लिए कोई स्टैंडअलोन स्टोर होगा?