Playing football is one of the most preferred drills to warm up for cricket teams across the world. We have seen Indian cricketers play football and those who follow from the ground say that some of the Indian cricketers are very footballers, as well. Recently, former England cricket team captain and a well-known cricket commentator, Mr. Nasser Hussain recently said in an interview that the Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli plays football before matches as if he is playing the World Cup Final or the FA Cup Final.
“I think it’s his hunger for runs and his wanting to win. I watched him play football before, and sometimes football band, etc. The Indian team plays football, and he plays as if it’s the World Cup final, the FA Cup final, the last game in the Premier League,” Hussain Hussain said.
Nasser compared his passion and hunger while playing football to his intense gameplay while chasing runs in limited-overs cricket. The former England captain said that Virat’s drive for winning is second to none.
“He takes that into cricket, that’s why he’s so brilliant in a run chase. You give him a situation where he could win a game, whatever that game is, and that is all he is focused on. His drive for winning is second to none.”
Nasser also said that Virat Kohli is also not worried about stats.
“I honestly believe that he’s not worried about stats or the only stat, that he’s worried about is the win-loss ratio,” said Vaughan on Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’.
“I remember speaking to Duncan Fletcher about it when Duncan first saw him, he said, watch out for this lad, he has a real fight and character about him. And he was spot on! You can have his ability, you can have all the money and everything that goes with Virat Kohli. The thing that stands out from the rest is that he’s a winner,” added Hussain.