New Delhi. Virat Kohli competes hard on the field. He is considered one of the best batsmen in the world at present. But, when the captain of the Indian cricket team himself comes on the field, he considers himself the best. In a conversation with Sky Sports part-time commentator Dinesh Karthik, Kohli talked about different aspects of his game. Regarding his fearless attitude on the field, Kohli said that he does not want to make anyone feel that he can be easily pushed back on the field.
In a conversation with Karthik, Kohli said that when I step on the field, I believe that I am the best. I don’t let anyone think that I can easily be left behind on the field. This is not an insult to anyone, it is my belief in my abilities.
He further said that you can have the ball in your hand. But if you bowl poorly, you know that runs will be scored on it. If you get me out and bowl a good spell, salute to you. But next time I am going to come here again. Then you have to make sure you show your best against me. I play international cricket with this mindset.
There is no place for fear and weakness on the field: Virat
The Indian captain also believes that there is no place for fear and weakness on the field. Because once a player shows his fear, the opposition players are ready to take advantage of that situation. So I remain as fearless as possible. Even if I get out while doing this, I would like to do so on my own terms. I can also make mistakes and when I come to play next time, I realize that this mistake needs to be rectified.
Kohli is mentally very strong and he is not afraid of sledging, criticism and mind games of the opposition players, but prepares himself to perform better with these things. He believes that if you believe in yourself, then you can do special things on the field. Then whatever the situation may be.
‘My faith was often overshadowed by the suspicions of thousands’
He said that I do not go on the field to prove anyone wrong. I put myself in a position where I want to do specific things and win particular series. If 50 thousand people in the stadium think that it cannot be done. So I will challenge myself whether no, it can happen. I have also felt this point many times, when in some circumstance my faith and confidence was overshadowed by the doubts of thousands of people and I was able to perform exceptionally for the team.
The last three England tours have not been good for India. Team India has lost the Test series on all three occasions. In such a situation, under the leadership of Virat, Team India would like to wash the stain of this failure this time.