The Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has lauded captain Indian Virat Kohli for adapting really well and handling success and failures beautifully in a press conference ahead of England series. Virat Kohli had to leave for India after the Adelaide test to take care of his wife Anushka Sharma as both were expecting their first child, and now he is embracing the prosperity of being a father.
Virat Kohli is one of the modern-day greats when it comes to batting and he has staggering records in his international career in all formats. The number one ODI player has always adapted well to any conditions and he has been the mainstay of Indian batting for a long time now. He will be eyeing a big series as India step on into the home conditions after almost 2 years for an exciting four tests against England.
Virat Kohli Keen To Learn Always
Virat Kohli has told that he is always ready to learn and he mentioned his head coach Ravi Shastri knowing a lot about this feature in him. Virat Kohli adapts well always when it comes to cricket and now it will be time for him to adapt to the new parenthood role. He admitted that he hasn’t mastered parenthood yet and is ready to learn a lot more. He explained that becoming a father was the greatest moment of his life.
“Luckily as a cricketer, I have become someone who adapts pretty well to situations and Ravi Bhai would know that. For me to understand how to change diapers, learning all those things wasn’t tough because I was keen to learn. I wouldn’t say I have mastered it but I am very very comfortable with everything I have learned so far and I wanted to. For me, learning to change diapers is not difficult. I wanted to learn.
“Becoming a father has been the greatest moment of my life. I can’t compare it to a series win. But the connection to the team doesn’t go away even if I’m not there. We are invariably connected and I was watching all the action,” Virat Kohli told Star Sports.
Ravi Shastri Praises Kohli For His Adaptive Nature
Team India head coach Ravi Shastri had praised Virat Kohli a lot for the way he has handled success and failure. He mentioned that Kohli has had ups and downs, and he has managed it beautifully showing signs of a good parent in him. Ravi Shastri was also sure that Kohli will find success in the new role he has attained too.
“The way he has evolved, you knew he was an uncut diamond there. You got to have the ups and downs and feel the head, have the success and failures. He has handled that beautifully and I am sure he will handle fatherhood as well in a similar manner,” Ravi Shastri said at the press conference on Virat Kohli.
Meanwhile, Kohli’s next assignment as captain of India has started as the visitors have made their presence felt with 263 runs on board for the fall of three wickets at the end of the first day.