The Indian captain Virat Kohli is one of the fittest players in the world. However, even Kohli was tired after he scored 65 runs in the second ODI against West Indies. The talismanic batsman told the same to leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal on his show Chahal TV. But Kohli knew he had to bat big as openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma were dismissed cheaply.
Subsequently, Kohli went on to score 120 runs from 125 balls as he batted at the top of his game. Kohli is always known to push himself even if he is tired and the right-hander once again stood tall for his team. The linchpin batsman was able to hit the ground running as he scored some breathtaking shots in the initial phase of his innings.
The Indian captain was brilliant.
Kohli got good support from Shreyas Iyer who was making his comeback into the team. Iyer scored a good knock of 71 runs and the dual added 125 runs for the fourth wicket partnership.
“It was important for me to stay at the crease. As a side, we try that one of our top three batsmen goes on to play a big knock. Shikhar and Rohit have done that for us in the past, and today I was able to do it. Honestly, I was tired when I reached the score of 65, but the situation demanded me to work hard for every run,” Kohli told Chahal after the second ODI.
Chahal remarked “Breaking News: Even our skipper gets tired”.
Subsequently, Kohli was awarded the Man of the Match for his sublime knock. Kohli stated that if a player is not giving his best to the team, then he is not doing justice to his side. The Indian captain is well known to give his 120% on the field.
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“It was a challenging day. My mindset is to just keep on working hard for the team. If you do not give your 100 percent to the team, then I do not think you are doing justice to the team,” Kohli said.
Kohli also congratulated Chris Gayle when the West Indies veteran went past the tally of Brian Lara. Kohli and Gayle share a great bonhomie and shook hands in style.
“I just enjoy myself on the field. I am in a good headspace so whenever I hear music, I feel like dancing,” Kohli said.
The third and final ODI between West Indies and India will take place at the same venue of Port of Spain on 14th August.