Virat Kohli is proving his worth as a specialist test player, and not just a batsman, a great batsman. He slammed yet another double ton in the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka and went on to register his career best Test score of 243 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi.
After scoring back-to-back double tons, Kohli said that “he learnt the art of batting for long hours from none other than his teammate Cheteshwar Pujara.” He has gone past the 2500-run mark for the second consecutive calendar year. His conversion rate in Tests is second only to Don Bradman and that speaks volumes about his hunger for big scores.
“We have all learnt from Pujara’s long innings, his concentration levels and his will to keep batting. So I also got inspired by that to keep batting for the team for as long as possible. Now I only think of how I can play more for the team and then you know, you don’t feel the tiredness and anything else and keep carrying on looking at the situation,” Kohli said.
When asked what exactly keeps him going, Kohli said, “We know as professional cricketers, we don’t have many years. So, we have to make the most of it and I try to stay as fit as possible, take care of my diet, take care of my training and it’s paid off well till now.”
“In the later half of my career, as we all know it’s going to get more difficult so I’m trying to put in as much as possible in training now and later on, I can still manage to keep the same kind of intensity. But I think we all are training so hard now and it’s showing on the field and I am just trying to do the same.” he added.