Virat Kohli Reveals His Chasing Mindset To Tamim Iqbal
By CricShots - May 19, 2020 12:46 pm
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On Monday, the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli gave an insight into his mindset whenever he goes out to bat while chasing targets for his side. During a Facebook live chat with the Bangladesh opener, Tamim Iqbal, Kohli talked about his mindset during run chases. He said that he likes to keep it simple.

Virat Kohli

Virat explained, “When it comes to chasing targets, my mental state is simple — if someone says something to me from the opposition side, then I get more motivated. When I was younger, I used to watch matches on television. If India did not end up winning the match while chasing targets, I used to think if I was there, I would have won the match.”

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The Indian skipper added, “Chasing is a situation where you know how many runs you have to score. For me winning is important. While chasing I think I can walk out not out. At that time I think I can make the team win. If the target is 370/380, I never feel like that it cannot be done.”

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal

Kohli also described how he set up the chase against Sri Lanka in Hobart when India required to chase down a target of 320 odd runs in 40 overs to qualify for the finals. He said that he and Suresh Raina had decided to set up the chase as if we are playing two T20 matches. The Indian skipper has an impeccable record while chasing targets for his side.

Virat has scored more ODI centuries when India is chasing targets in the match and he enjoys an outstanding average during run-chases. Over the years, the comparisons between Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar have kept growing and many have picked the current Indian skipper to break the records set by Tendulkar.

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Tendulkar called time on his career after registering 100 international centuries, while Kohli has 70 centuries across all formats. Currently, he is the nO. 1 ranked batsman in the ICC ODI rankings while holds the second spot in Test rankings.