Charismatic batsman Virat Kohli has asserted himself as a representation of new India; an India which is competitive, an India which is fearless; an India which is ready to step-up to any challenge posed by the opposition.
Kohli was responding to the recent claims made by former Australian skipper Greg Chappell that the Indian captain is the most Australian non-Australian cricketer ever.
The Indian captain asserted that he has always remained true to his character from the outset: which is competitive, ‘in your face’ and feisty.
”I would like to say that I have always been myself,” Virat Kohli said during the virtual press-conference ahead of the first Test against Australia at the Adelaide Oval.
””The way my personality and character is, I am the representation of new India. For me, that’s how I look at it,” he asserted.
‘The new India takes up challenges’-Virat Kohli
Kohli has been a part of several heated on-field heated altercations with the opposition players, especially the Australians in the past.
He has never shied away from stepping up to the challenge, and according to him, that in itself is a reflection of a new India: an India that is filled with optimism yet at the same time is very competitive.
“In my mind, it’s not (about) being compared to the Australian mindset as such. It’s how we have started to stand up as the Indian cricket team and my personality has been like this from day one” he added.
”The new India takes up challenges and is filled with optimism and positivity. We make sure that we are ready for any challenges that come our way,” he signed off.