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Virat Kohli Credits Sanjay Manjrekar For Motivating Him
By CricShots - Sep 20, 2019 12:24 pm
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The Indian skipper, Virat Kohli can be termed as one of the most fierce cricketers in modern-day. Apart from his batting, he also lifts the team’s morale on most of the occasion with his brilliant fielding as well. But on some days even Virat needs a bit of motivation ahead of the game. In the second T20I of the three-match series against South Africa in Mohali, he found his motivation when match presenter Sanjay Manjrekar reminded the India skipper of his “best game” in the shortest format during the toss.

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Virat Kohli

during the toss referring to the World T20 match in 2016 against Australia, Manjrekar reminded the game to Virat saying, “You have played one of your greatest innings here if I remember against Australia here, remember that fondly.”

Later, in the post-match interview, Kohli credited Sanjay Manjrekar for the “bit of motivation”.

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During the post-match presentation, Kohli said, “You (Sanjay Manjrekar) reminded me of the best game of my T20 career. I got a bit of motivation from that. When you play like that and win a game for your team, it is always a good feeling. That night (2016 game vs AUS) was a revelation of how to fit you can be on a cricket field. The pitch was very good and an outstanding effort from the bowlers to pull things back.”

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Virat Kohli and Sanjay Manjrekar during the toss

Kohli led from the front in another chase as he remains unbeaten on 72 off 52 balls during India’s 7-wicket victory over South Africa in the second T20I of the three-match series in Mohali on Wednesday. With his splendid knock which was supported by 4 fours and 3 sixes, Virat has now surpassed Rohit Sharma to become the leading run-scorer in T20Is.

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Talking about his known after the match, Kohli said, “When you play like that and win a game for your team, it is always a good feeling. The pitch was very good and an outstanding effort from the bowlers to pull things back. A lot of positive signs for us and we are going in the right direction. The badge in front of my shirt – India – it is a pride to play for my country. If you want to win a game for your team, you will find a way. The will should be to win the game for your country.”

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