July 18, 2012

Indian cricket

'Backing of team-mates valuable'

Abhishek Mukherjee

In the Hindustan Times, Virat Kohli talks about the value of the support he received from his team-mates as he discusses his form, the World Cup triumph, and the potential of him being the next Indian captain.

The only thing that matters is when your team mates respect you. When your coach knows that you have the ability and he backs you and the team mates back you no matter what’s written or said. In Australia, when I didn’t do well in the first two Tests, everyone said, “He is not fit enough for Test cricket, drop him”. But MS (Dhoni) gave me that chance, the coach gave me that chance, my team mates believed in me and I delivered. It’s all about showing confidence in people.

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