Indian skipper Virat Kohli always been known for creating a motivation for himself whenever he is playing without worrying about the opposition.
On Thursday, in the 2nd ODI of the 5-match series, Kohli played an innings of 92 runs after falling for a duck in the first ODI against Australia. As per the reports of IANS, talking about his innings, Virat said, “I always try to create a kind of motivation for myself, whoever I am playing against because it is very important to respect every opposition and prepare the same way. I don’t try to differentiate at any stage.
He further added, “Sometimes things don’t come off for you, but I try to stay in the same zone more or less every time when I come on to play. It came off today, so it looked nice. It didn’t in Chennai, so it didn’t look nice. That’s how it goes in the shorter form of the game and at the international level.”
Kohli revealed that he was aware of the fact that he had to play big innings at the Eden Gardens because of the two-paced nature of the wicket. He said, “Today I knew that the wicket is a bit tricky. So I need to stay in there a bit longer perhaps to have a go in setting up a decent total. It was not easy to bat, and the bowling attack is quality as well. They don’t give you anything, so you have to create shots, and that’s something I try to do.”
India posted 252 and then sealed a comprehensive win of 50 runs for a meagre total of 202 out Australia on Thursday.