Indian cricket team's captain Virat Kohli added another feather in his cap as he went on to win the Polly Umrigar Trophy for the third time in his career at the BCCI awards.
On Wednesday evening, the Indian cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli added another feather in his cap as he went on to win the Polly Umrigar Trophy for the third time in his career at the BCCI awards. After getting the trophy, Virat was full of praises for his side who recently defeated Australia in the 2nd Test of the four-match series in Bengaluru. “On the very last wicket, we understood the importance of that win. So, kudos to all the team. It was one of the best games I have been a part of and as I mentioned before, a memorable one for all. I want to thank all my teammates who have stepped up at tough times and this is why we are the top side in the world,” he said.
Talking about his inhuman form over the last 14 months where he has averaged about 100 in T20Is and has managed to scored 4 double centuries in Test cricket, Kohli said, “Last 10 to 12 months have been amazing. As a cricketer, everyone has a breakthrough year. Starting late 2015 to end of 2016, probably I can recall as a breakthrough year for me when I getting older.”
“All the hard work, training and sacrifices came good. As I have mentioned in the past, none of this would have been possible without the wonderful team I have. At times when you don’t do well, champion players in your side step up and everyone has been able to do that and that,” added Kohli once again thanking his teammates.
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When questioned about his strict fitness routine, the Indian skipper said he always wanted to be one of the top players and for that fitness was important. “Well, I always wanted to be one of the top players in the world for sure. So, I understood what It would take for me to maintain my form in all three formats. It is very important to be available for all three formats when the transition period is going on,” he said.
Speaking about the captaincy and criticism around his aggressive approach, Kohli said, “I thank BCCI for putting me in the kind of condition I am. I take this as an opportunity. It is not a job for me but a responsibility. I have been put in a place where I need to make the right decisions, follow a certain path on which the entire team believes. Along early days in my career, I had a lot of people doubted my game and there are haters even now. But, one thing is for sure that I have belief in myself and if I work hard I don’t have to think about anyone else.”