Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain and Indian skipper Virat Kohli has often been touted as the best batsman across the formats in the modern-day cricket, having established his authority in different countries and continents. While Virat Kohli is best known for his technique and phenomenal mental strength, he surprisingly has a superstition. Currently, he is leading the RCB in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 in the UAE.
Despite struggling in the initial phases of the tournament, Virat Kohli has faired well in the last six games. The 31-year old looked out of sorts with the bat while also fluffing catches in the field. However, it did not take time for him to get his rhythm back, thundering back with two half-centuries. Currently, RCB has ten points and are placed third in the 2020 IPL points table.
Virat Kohli, who is one of the fittest cricketers in the modern-era, revealed that he loves playing in white shoes, mainly batting. It is his superstition. When batting, Kohli mentioned that it is his zone and time to be close to himself and perform to the best of his abilities.
During a recent Instagram live session with Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, Kohli said, “I love playing in white shoes, batting especially. It’s more of a superstition for me. When I bat, it’s my zone and time to be absolutely close to myself and perform.”
The Indian captain, in turn, asked Pep Guardiola about his superstition. The Manchester City boss responded that when playing, all his shoes were black; however, in today’s day and age, it’s difficult to find black boots presently is challenging.
Pep had explained, “When I was playing, all the shoes were black. Now to find a black boot is so difficult. One day when I wore red boots, my mentor and the best manager Johan Cruyff saw it and made me change back into black boots.”