Indian team captain Virat Kohli, who is the top scorer in the five-game test series against England, has said the numbers are insignificant for him and that what he brings to the field is of paramount importance. "I did not start playing to have numbers and they are inconsequential, people remember your attitude and what you brought to the field," Kohli said during an interview with Michael Holding on Saturday. Having scored almost 600 races in four events, Kohli once again validated the fact that he is one of the best hitters in the world at this time. When questioned about how he handles pressures on and off the field, the 29-year-old said he does not care about perceptions.
"I'm more focused on having a very solid life, being happy with life and doing things right every day and then everything else seems to be a pleasant trip as part of the larger process," he said.
"For me, the biggest image will always be life, if I am solid and do things right, I have much more confidence in the field, I do not play for perceptions, people or reputation, just play to make the team win. and that's why I started playing this sport. "
India has lost consecutively the series of tests in South Africa and England, when they asked where exactly the things were bad for their team, Kohli pointed out two crucial phases: the second chase of tickets in the Edgbaston (first test) and the first tickets in Southampton (fourth test).
"Sitting in this moment, two things: the second possibility in Birmingham and the first possibility in Southampton, sitting here, I'm not thinking about anything else, the key was to make the team win and on two occasions I could have contributed more." I know Trent Bridge was great but I remember the second tickets in Birmingham and the first tickets in Southampton and I'm thinking about that. I'm thinking that if I'm in the same position once again, I will not disappoint the team, "said the Indian captain.
He also said that as a leader, he is the first to have mistakes.
"I always focus on where my mistakes are and how I can improve them." I'm willing to accept mistakes even in the best moments to continue improving.
"For the team it is important that my way of thinking remains well to be able to lead from the front and if I am only thinking about my actions, then I am not doing justice to the responsibility that has been given to me."
"It was a competitive series and we have already understood and admitted the things we have not done well, it is something we want to improve to reach competitive positions, you understand that you have the ability, but the ability only takes you to a certain point and then your hardness mental comes into play when you have to win test series in difficult conditions and in difficult countries, something we aspire to do, "he said.
"When you do not do that while in winning positions, it obviously hurts more than anything." Probably, that's frustrating, we've shown skills to get into winning positions and not capitalize, try to improve as a team, mentally harder than opposition in difficult situations. .
(With the PTI entries)