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This Indian cricketer inspires Virat Kohli to perform well in game

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 December 2017, 14:02 IST

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is also popularly known as the 'record breaker' because Virat kohli is scripting history with his bat everyday. Be it on the field or off the field, Virat Kohli is among one of the most competitive athletes.

In a candid conversation with the explosive batsman of India Cheteshwar Pujara, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli confessed that he hates playing with those who play everything (all sports) safely.

"I am going to admit something today, I am very competitive. I hate guys who play all sports safely. This guy(Pujara) beats me in tennis, table-tennis and now even FIFA. I make a lot of unforced mistakes. I will now challenge him to badminton, it's a fast game and maybe I can beat him," Virat Kohli said, in a video shared by BCCI.tv.

While further talking about his double century in the third Test the skipper said, "My mindset is to score big 100s. I am learning from you, how to concentrate and how to keep batting. I got inspired by your will to keep batting on."

Virat Kohli also claimed that the IPL of the year 2012 was the turning point of his career and his fitness helps him when it comes to performing good in the all format of the game.

"As professional cricketers, we don't have many years. So I try to stay as fit as possible. I try to take care of my diet and training. I know it will get difficult later on in my career. But I will try and keep the same intensity even later in my career."

"The change started after 2012 IPL. I had high expectations from myself. I wanted to dominate but it couldn't happen. My mental state was bad, I was eating bad and my habits were bad. I came out of shower one day and thought I couldn't look like this as a international cricketer. I changed everything from that day onwards." Kohli further added.

First published: 4 December 2017, 14:02 IST