After a classy 96 and the personal milestone of fastest 8000 ODI runs, the numbers don’t matter for the Indian Captain Virat Kohli at this stage.
28 years old Kohli who was responding to a query during an interview said, “Has it been difficult?”Well, it’s not been difficult at all. I am really enjoying the way I am batting. For me, the number of runs does not matter at this stage.”
“I am really enjoying the process, and something which is, you know, giving me joy is that whatever I am practicing and how I prepared after the IPL, is paying off in this tournament. So I am pretty happy getting the team across the line, honestly,” he added.
The Indian Captain finds it easy to cope up with the circumstances.
“It doesn’t matter if it’s three wickets or two or even one. I want to apply myself in any situation possible. Last game, it was a bit more challenging in terms of chasing a low total and we lost one early wicket so I had to apply differently,” he said.
“But again, the way Rohit and Shikhar batted, it just gave me so much confidence heading into the changing room.”
Kohli, who is also known for his team spirit, appreciated Shikhar Dhawan a lot.
“Especially Shikhar, the way he took off was outstanding. Those two guys really dent the opposition mentally and you can come in and play your shorts, and once you get going, the wicket was obviously really nice to bat on, as well.”
In ICC 2017, Kohli at times has played second fiddle, letting the other batsmen express themselves. Yet he has been able to up the ante when required.