India’s Test captain Virat Kohli’s form has not been the best of late but he said that he does not need to put in any extra effort on that front as he has always played with responsibility for the team.
”As a batsman I have always been responsible with the way I play my cricket and it comes from wanting to win the game for the team everytime I play. So I don’t think I need to change too much in that aspect. I think that is one of the major reasons that the board thought that I could be the man to take up responsibility for the team,” Kohli told ‘bcci.tv’.
Kohli said he always give 100% effort on the field and putting extra yards in batting is not required at the moment. He also said that he has always batted with responsibility while playing for India and he will continue to that till the time he plays for India.
“It all boils down to how you play your cricket eventually and that’s the way I have always played my cricket, be it on the field, be it the way I bat, I always give my 100 per cent. Putting in that extra effort in batting I don’t think is required because I have always played in a responsible way for the team. And I will continue to that till the time I play for my country.”
Talking about the tour of Sri Lanka, Kohli said that he is very excited for his first “full” assignment as India’s Test captain. Kohli said that he is very excited to lead this young Indian team that is full of talented players who are all looking build their careers.
”It’s basically my first full assignment as Test captain. In Bangladesh it was a one-odd Test match it wasn’t a full-fledged series. So it will be a new challenge for me and the whole team because we have such a young squad and so many new players looking to build their careers.”