Virat Kohli has credited wife Anushka Sharma for being a pillar of strength.

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“People who are close to me deserve a lot of credit. My wife has kept me going throughout the tour. I am grateful for that. Obviously, you want to lead from the front, and that’s a wonderful feeling.”

The Indian captain scored a staggering 558 runs in India’s 5-1 ODI series victory against South Africa and is now ready to scale greater heights.

Not much Career left

“I have got eight or nine years left in my career and I want to make the most of every day. It’s a blessing that I am healthy and getting to captain my country,” Kohli said at the post-match presentation ceremony.

His mindset was clear

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Virat Kohli termed the current tour as a roller-coaster ride.

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“It has been a rollercoaster till now. They have shown great character – especially the two young spinners. Shikhar (Dhawan) at the top, Rohit. The way the series went augurs well for us. We are looking forward to the T20s. The tour is not over yet,” his voice had a note of caution.