Virat Kohli is in the thick of things for his poor outing in the IPL 2020 thus far. The record-breaking machine has failed to contribute for his side and has also dropped crucial catches which has cost his team the match. His dismal run in the IPL 2020 has also drawn several criticism from close quarters.
However his childhood coach Rajkumar Shah said that ups and downs are part of the game. He also added that Kohli has set the benchmark so high that people often forget that he is a human and not a machine. Shah also added that one cannot succeed everytime he walks into the pitch.
“It is just a part and parcel of a sportsman’s life. You have good days and you have bad days on the pitch. It is just that Kohli has set such a benchmark that people forget he is only human and not a machine.
“You are bound to have off days and there is nothing wrong with it. People will ask if there is some technical issue or a mindset issue, but I will again say that it is a part of the game.
“You cannot succeed every time you walk onto the pitch. Kohli’s fans have been so used to seeing him perform consistently that even one bad innings makes them sad,” his childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma told ANI.
Kohli is a determined spirit who made his way to become one of the finest cricketers of all-time through sheer self belief and hard-work. He has made run-scoring look easy and has many records to be broken in line. Kohli was the only cricketers to make it to Forbes’ list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world for the year 2020.
Kohli has often showed his love for the sport through his aggression and hardly gives an inch to his opponents on the field. But off it, Kohli is a completely different personality, he likes to spend time with his family, read books, train consistently and maintain his vegan diet, and to top it all he is not fond of fame or attention.