Indian cricket team captain, Virat Kohli, and his wife, Anushka Sharma, who is a Bollywood actress, were blessed with a baby girl in January. Kohli says that he has adapted to the new role and responsibilities of a parent quickly.
The right-hander believes that over the years he has adapted as a cricketer in different conditions and situations, which has helped him seamlessly settle in the role of a father as well from the onset.
“Luckily as a cricketer over the years, I have become someone who adapts well to the situations and Ravi bhai (coach Ravi Shastri) would know that using the crease and standing in and out all that kind of stuff… I have become very flexible,” Virat Kohli said in a video posted by the BCCI.
Virat Kohli, when asked if he is able to change the diapers of his little daughter, who is named Vamika, the Indian captain revealed that it was indeed not a tough ask for him and is comfortable with the fresh duties.
“So, for me to understand how to change diapers and learning all those things wasn’t that tough because I was keen to learn. I wouldn’t say I have mastered it but I am very comfortable with everything that I have learned so far,” he added.
The odds were stacked up against us after Adelaide: Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli had to return back to India after the first Test in Adelaide against Australia; India suffered a horror loss as the team succumbed to its lowest ever Test total. The 32-year-old opines that all the odds were against Team India and a series loss looked inevitable.
However, Ajinkya Rahane, Kohli’s deputy stepped into the leadership role and led the team to a memorable comeback series victory to win by a 2-1 scoreline. Kohli lauds the character of the team to not only overcome the Adelaide loss but also battle a spate of injuries. He returns to lead the side in the home series against England.
“I think if you put things in perspective in terms of the experience in the squad and how much cricket our boys had played against the opposition who had played way more… the odds were stacked up against us after Adelaide. The kind of character and belief shown by the whole squad… I don’t think any victory has been more special than this,” Kohli further said.