A new book “Winning like Virat: Think & Succeed like Kohli” by Abhirup Bhattacharya, unties the secrets of the Virat Kohli’s consistent form, while attempting to decode his philosophy towards life.
Bhattacharya writes in the book, “If we focus on Virat, the cricketer and the man, we will find some extraordinary traits – his leadership skills, the ability to keep his cool under pressure, a fearless attitude and a desire to win every game – that have shaped him as he is today.”
He says, “From off the field to his maturity in handling the media, from his business acumen to his excellent leadership and man-management skills — there is little doubt that Virat’s success is not a matter of luck alone but of relentless hard work and a dedicated goal to succeed.”
Bhattacharya further writes in his book, it is only Virat Kohli who has managed to enjoy a fandom that comes even close to the popularity of Sachin Tendulkar.
The author says, “My obsession with cricket started during my school days when hopes of billions of Indians rested on the shoulders of Sachin Tendulkar. Post Tendulkar’s retirement, I felt that cricket will never be the same.”
“It was at this juncture that we saw the rise of a new legend in the making – Virat Kohli. His consistency across various formats and the sheer force with which he plans his innings is a model to behold in the modern era,” he adds.
The book also throws light of Virat’s exceptional efficiency as a family man, who manages to take time out for his mother, brother and sister, despite a taxing schedule.
Published by Rupa publications, the 128-page book costs Rupees 199.