Indian skipper, Virat Kohli made a shocking revelation during his recent live chat with Bangladeshi opener, Tamim Iqbal. The right-handed batsman from Delhi revealed that players like Mushfiqur Rahim try to break his concentration by sledging from behind the stumps.
However, King Kohli does not get distracted at all as he instead receives a new motivation to defeat his opponent. He described the importance of self-confidence to Iqbal and said that one needs to think about the entire nation when playing the game.
The chase master also highlighted that batting in the second innings of a match is easier than batting in the first innings.
Mushfiqur Rahim motivates me by sledging: Virat Kohli
During his Facebook live session, the Indian cricket team captain told his Bangladeshi rival:
“Sometimes someone like Mushfiqur says something behind the stumps and I get motivated. You need to have self-confidence. When I was small I would watch matches and if India would lose, I would sleep with the thought that I could have won the match for the country.”Advertisement
The king of chasing, Kohli has an average of 96.21 in the second innings. Hence, Iqbal asked him about his secret to success. The Delhite answered:
“Chasing is a situation in which you know how much to score and how to score the runs. There isn’t a more clear situation than this. I don’t feel any pressure (while chasing), I see it as an opportunity to remain not out and see the team win.”Advertisement
Thus, Virat Kohli gave some interesting insights of his game during this live session.