Virat Kohli has been playing international cricket for 14 years and is one of the greatest cricketers of all time. His hunger for success has made India a force to reckon with.
He may not have won ICC trophies, but he was exceptional as a Test skipper and led India to 40 wins in 68 red-ball matches.
The national team was number one for five years in a row in the game’s longest format.
From leading India’s U-19 team to World Cup glory to becoming one of the best players, he has to make a lot of sacrifices.
Kohli’s teammates from his Under-19 days, Pradeep Sangwan and Tanmay Srivastava, recently narrated how Virat became a big player.
“We all knew Virat would play for India as he used to score big hundreds against big teams. He believed that scoring against recognized teams would help him play for India. He felt he was the king when he was batting and would lead his team to victory. When inside the dressing room, he would crack jokes with the teammates,” Sangwan wrote for The Indian Express.
Srivastava, meanwhile, said that Kohli’s aggression would be mistaken by a lot of people as attitude.
“He was aggressive. People often took him in the wrong way. He is a fighter who wants to win at any cost.”