Virat Kohli has been a lot more spoken about his struggles during the last 2 years. The star Indian batter was in a batting slump as he could not score freely as he used to. To make things worse, he was unceremoniously removed from the captaincy. Later he gave up the captaincy in the longest format.
After scoring the 73rd hundred for India, Virat Kohli was talking to Suryakumar Yadav on the BCCI.tv website. He shared some life advice with everyone.
‘Always take two steps back, rather than pushing more and more’: Kohli
“in my case, denial, and frustration, was creeping in. I was very cranky and very snappy in my space. It was not fair to Anushka, and my close ones; it’s not fair to the people who support you. So, I had to take responsibility and put things in perspective. I was far off from my cricket. My attachments, my desire, had totally taken over. That’s when I realized that I can’t be away from who I am. I have to be true to myself. Even when I am vulnerable, I am not playing well, I am the worst player around; I have to accept it. I can’t be in denial.”
“When I came back relaxed for the Asia Cup, I started enjoying the practice. I started enjoying training again. Which is how I have always played my cricket. What I will say is that if you feel a little bit of desperation, always take two steps back, rather than pushing more and more. Because then things will start to go away from you.”
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