“That is not why I started playing this game” Virat Kohli slams his reply to all the critiques


Virat Kohli stood up for the team in the significant game against Pakistan. Virat Kohli smashed marvellous fifty against Pakistan and more surprisingly smashed a massive six to bring up his half ton. In the ongoing Asia Cup tournament, Virat Kohli started off his journey after a long break, scoring a crucial knock of 35 runs in the first game. Virat assited Suryakumar Yadav’s dominating innings against Pakistan by scoring 59* runs.

Kohli discussed how he has handled the pressures of the past six or so months, as well as the critiques and suggestions that have been made in response to his lack of runs and his perspective on everything.

“I’ve played for 14 years, it doesn’t happen by chance. My job is to work hard on my game, something that I am always keen to do for the team and something that I continue to do. Everyone’s doing their job eventually, our job is to play the game, work hard, give our 120% and I’ve said it in the past that as long as I am doing that and the team has faith in that, what happens in the change room is the only thing that matters to us, and to me personally,” he said.

“People have their opinions and that’s absolutely fine but that doesn’t change my happiness as a person. I’ve taken some time away, put things in perspective. It’s given me kind of a relaxation that this is not the be-all and end-all of life. I need to enjoy the game, I can’t put so much pressure of expectation on myself, that I am not able to express myself. That is not why I started playing this game.

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