Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper is regarded as the best batsman, across all formats of the game, in the world right now. He is the only batsman to average more than 50 in all the formats of the game. With his dedication and passion for the game, he has earned the reputation of the modern legend of this game.
Besides his batting capabilities, Virat Kohli has shouldered the responsibility of being the skipper of the Indian cricket team with aplomb.
India’s all-rounder Hardik Pandya, recently, revealed a secret behind the excellence of Virat Kohli. Well, while talking to a group of youngsters alongwith his brother Krunal Pandya, Hardik revealed his conversation with King Kohli when he asked him about the secret behind excellence. He revealed:
“I was talking to Virat (Kohli) two days ago. I asked him something that I never asked him before. I asked him ‘What is the reason behind your excellence?’.
“He sent me a message. ‘Your attitude is fine, everything is fine. Just you have to keep one thing in mind to reach and have that kind of consistency. You have to have a great hunger to become No. 1 in the right way. Not by pushing anyone down but based on your hard work and merit you should set becoming No. 1 as your goal’ Then I came to know how he is as consistent as he is,”
Hardik also showered praises on MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma. Talking about them Hardik said that while MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma don’t like to finish second, they have a problem when they don’t succeed either as they restart the process to become number 1. He said:
“Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni they are extremely consistent because they don’t want to come 2nd but if they do, they don’t have a problem with it. They will once again begin their work to become the No. 1 You have strive to be the best. If you’re a bowler, you have to be the best. If you’re training, then you have to be eager to train. In life, you need to compete with yourself,”