Virat kohli, the batsman for Team India, has acknowledged that he has been frustrated by his inability to turn Test cricket starts into big scores over the past three years. He stated that the only reason he was so eager to hit three figures was so he could contribute more broadly and meaningfully to the team.
In Ahmedabad’s Test match against Australia, Kohli finally scored a century in red-ball cricket for India, patiently scoring 186 from 364 bowls. The 34-year-old batsman’s century was his first in Test cricket since he scored 136 against Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata in November 2019.
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Rahul Dravid, the head coach of the team and Virat Kohli talked about what went through Kohli’s thoughts when he wasn’t scoring big goals. in BCC. tv, the former captain was heard to say the following: “To be honest, I let the complications grow a bit due to my own shortcomings. The desperation to get to that three-figure mark is something that can grow on you as a hitter. We have all experienced that at one time or another. I let that happen to me to a certain extent.”
“The other side of the coin is that I’m not a happy guy at 40 or 45 years old.” Kohli continued: “I’ve always been someone who takes a lot of pride in performing for the team. Not that Virat Kohli should stand out. When I’m hitting 40, I know I can hit 150 here and that will help my team.” Said Virat Kohli.
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“That was consuming me a lot. Why am I not able to get that big score for the team? I have always taken pride in the fact that when the team needed me, I would step up and perform in different conditions in difficult situations. The fact that I couldn’t do that was something that bothered me.” Virat Kohli added.
“The milestone is never my focus” – Virat Kohli
Kohli admitted that he had never played for milestones despite being second among batsmen with the most hundreds caps (75). The right-handed hitter went on to explain that, for him, reaching the century is simply one step in the process of doing well for the team.
“I never played for milestones. A lot of people ask me: how do you keep scoring hundreds? I always told them that one hundred on something that happens down the road within my goal, which is to hit as long as possible for the team and get as many runs as possible for the team. The milestone is never my focus.” Said Virat Kohli.
Kohli bowled 15 fours in his innings at Ahmedabad and had a 162-run sixth-wicket stand with all-rounder Axar Patel (79). India scored 571 in their first innings, answering Australia’s 480.
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