Virat Kohli Interview: Virat Kohli’s recent interview has been making headlines all over the internet as the former Indian captain hits back at the people who ask for ICC trophies he won during his captaincy for the national cricket team.
The right-handed batsman first took over the captaincy in 2014 after M.S Dhoni’s retirement in an ongoing series against England. Kohli took over the limited-overs captaincy in 2017. he has made a significant impact on Indian cricket, leading his team to numerous victories.
The 34-year-old is considered as the most successful test captain of the Indian Cricket Team. He has captained 68 test matches out of which he won 40 matches, Lost 17, and 11 Draws. He has the highest winning percentage of 58.8%.
Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, India has maintained an unbeaten record in the 11 series they have played at home, turning it into a fortress that has been difficult for opposing teams to breach.
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‘I am not mad for my trophy cabinet to be full’, said Virat Kohli in an interview
In an interview with RCB Podcast season 2, Virat Kohli spoke about how he is being called a ‘failed captain’ after all of his achievements with the Indian Cricket Team.
“Look, you play to win tournaments. I captained in Champions Trophy in 2017 (reached the final), the 2019 WOrld CUp (reached the semifinal), I captained in World Test Championship (reached the final), and ICC T20 World Cup in 2021 (failed to qualify for the knockouts). After three (four) ICC tournaments, I was considered a failed captain,” he said
“I have never evaluated myself solely on that basis. For me, the achievements we attained as a team and the cultural changes we brought about will always be a source of pride, “A tournament is held for a specific duration, whereas a culture develops over an extended period. To establish a culture, consistency is crucial, and it requires more than just winning a tournament – it requires the development of strong team values and the presence of multiple key individuals,” Virat Kohli said in the interview.
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Virat Kohli said in the interview: I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of the 2011 World Cup-winning team
“As a player, I have been fortunate enough to have won a World Cup and the Champions Trophy. I have also been a part of the team that has won five Test maces. In contrast, there are individuals who have never won a World Cup when we look at it from that perspective,” he added.
“To be completely honest, I consider myself fortunate to have been a part of the 2011 World Cup-winning team. My selection was also a remarkable experience, as I was able to make it to the team due to a successful run of high scores.
It was Sachin Tendulkar‘s sixth World Cup, and that was the one he won. For me, it was my first time playing in a World Cup, and I was fortunate to be part of the winning team,” Virat Kohli further said in the interview.
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