Indian cricket team’s star batsman and former captain Virat Kohli has made a big revelation about his health in an interview amid the 2023 ODI World Cup. Kohli said that his mother believes he has been ill for 8-9 years and calls him every day to ask about his food and drink. Kohli is counted among the fittest cricketers in the world, and his fitness is evident in his batting and running on the field.
However, his mother’s concern for his health is a testament to the deep bond they share. Expressing his love for his mother, Kohli said that taking care of her is everything for him. Even a small victory makes him happy if it makes his mother happy.
Virat Kohli lost his father at an early age, and his mother was his sole support. By then, Kohli had started playing Ranji cricket, so he did not face financial problems. However, his father could not see him reach the heights of success.
Kohli is in good form in the World Cup 2023, and says that his aim has always been to get better, not to chase excellence. He is currently the highest run-scorer for India in the tournament, with 354 runs in five matches at an average of 118.00, including one century and three half-centuries.
Virat Kohli said, “taking care of my mother is very important for me. Her happiness is everything for me, a small thing which can make her happy, makes me happy too”. (Star). pic.twitter.com/4pzL0mLllN
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Virat Kohli said, “I have always worked on how I can improve myself every day, every practice session, every year and every season. This is what has helped me play and perform for so long. I don’t think it is possible to perform well consistently without this mentality because if performance is your goal then one becomes satisfied after some time. And stop working on my game.”
He added, “My aim has always been to get better, not to chase excellence because honestly, I don’t know what the definition of excellence is. There is no limit to it, nor is there any set standard that when you reach here you will achieve excellence.”
Kohli is second in the list of highest run-scorers in the ongoing World Cup, 53 runs behind South Africa’s Quinton de Kock. He had scored a century against Bangladesh and is two centuries short of breaking Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most centuries in ODI cricket.