The only secret for success is to overcome your flaws. Most of the cricketers work really hard to attain good results but only the ones who work on their flaws get the desired level of consistency reckons Indian Test captain Virat Kohli.
Kohli has scored more than 2500 runs in International cricket in 2016. While talking to ecb.co.uk, he said, “It can be put down to understanding my game a lot better than I used to. Being happy with the ability I have, the sort of drawbacks that I have. I understand my flaws and strengths nicely.”
He further added, “It’s also about finding the right balance. People talk about not having flaws and it’s wrong. Everyone has flaws and consistency is nothing but overcoming those flaws and finding the ability to score runs in Test format, especially which I wanted to find within my game. I feel in happy space knowing exactly where my game is going."
The run-machine also takes inspiration from Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, whose work ethic is something that he wants to imitate. Kohli expressed, “I take a lot of inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo. The way he has stayed on top for so many years, it’s nothing but down to hard work. I have heard he is the most hardworking footballer in the world and that’s why he is where he is. Messi is a freak (genius) but this guy (Ronaldo) is giving him run for his money because of his hard work."
Kohli concluded talking about the pressure to perform, he said, “It’s about how you perceive that situation. It’s very similar when you go out to bat. Either you see four slips standing at the back or you see the boundaries only. The external pressure, I have started enjoying it rather than running away from it because if I run away from it, it may come back to hound me and catch me and put me down to a level that I can’t imagine. So I have to take it along with me and find a way to deal with it.”