Published On: Thu, Jan 12th, 2017

Virat Kohli Interview by Mandira Bedi : Everything is God sent, says India’s Cricket Captain

The long wait for Virat Kohli is finally over. With MS Dhoni resigning as skipper from one-dayers and T20s, Kohli will now lead India in all formats. He will be the leader starting with India’s ODIs against England.

Speaking on his experience, Virat Kohli was quoted as saying by NDTV: “It is quite surreal. I never thought this day is going to come to my life. When I came to the team, I was always looking to perform, get more opportunities and build solid consistent career and contribute to the team in winning games.

Virat Kohli Interview by Mandira Bedi

“I feel everything is God sent. Anything happens to you, happens for a reason and happens at a right time in your life,” he went on to add. This latest Virat Kohli interview was done by host Mandira Bedi during a talk show in a mall in Pune.

Virat Kohli batting photo

Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, who had earlier led India to victory in the U-19 World Cup described the feeling of being India’s captain as a whole different ball game all together. “As they mention it, it is the hot seat in all different ways such as the attention, the praise, criticisms, all these things come along with it.”

“But one thing comes along with this is the responsibility and that makes me a better cricketer and a better person as I learn about life through this experiences, so I take it as an opportunity,” he went on to add.

When queried on the amount of pressure of an Indian captain, Virat Kohli said, “I won’t say it is not a stressful job, however, it is fun. The way I came up in my career is similar. I knew my strengths and weaknesses but people did not like me as such. They were not too pleased with the way I presented myself, the way I was.

“My mistakes were not acceptable. That always gave me a mindset of doing things my way and finding a way to make it work, as there is no one way to do anything. You can have different ways, you can have different style till your intent is good,” Virat Kohli further explained.

His first assignment as full-time skipper will be the first ODI against England at Pune on January 15.

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