Nottingham: Indian captain Virat Kohli had sought the help of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar during his tumultuous tour of England and Australia in 2014, after which he was ‘completely’ to face bowlers like Mitchell Johnson. Became fearless.
No one helps in bad times: Kohli
In an interview shown by Sony Six, Kohli told ‘Sky Sports’, ‘You get a little insecure and intimidated by playing at this level for a long time, you want to prove to people that you are in different situations. How well do you play.
Kohli had a disappointing tour of England in 2014 in which he scored runs in 10 innings at an average of 13.50 but after that he returned to Australia and added 692 runs in the Test series. Before the Australia tour, I was taking every foreign tour as an engineering test that I have to pass in some way and show people that I can play at this level too.
Kohli said that during that break he did not know who was his well-wisher and who was not. He said, ‘When you have a bad phase, no one will help you’. So he had only one option, keep working hard.
Called Sachin Tendulkar: Kohli
Kohli said, ‘So I went home, I was a little disappointed, but a good thing happened at that time, I realized who is with me and who is not. Kohli said, ‘I also went to Mumbai, I called Sachin Tendulkar, asked for his advice. I said I want to correct my game, I want to know how to score runs at this level.
He said, ‘You can’t play Test cricket to show people. You play this game to make your team win. So it was in my mind that how will I go to Australia and score runs against these players.
Kohli said, ‘Till the tour of Australia, as long as I stayed at home, I kept thinking every day, even though I was in the gym, how am I hitting Johnson and I send these bowlers all over the park. I am When I arrived for the tour, I was completely fearless and things went well.