Doesn’t matter what, when it comes to the passion towards the game of cricket, Indian fans will surely sit at the top. The sub-continent has got a lot of love towards the game and give their adulation to the cricketers. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli speaks regarding it.
In an exclusive interview with The Wisden Cricket Monthly, the Indian skipper spoke about the things other than cricket and the impact of it on him personally. However, the flamboyant Virat Kohli is crystal clear over his life.
You have to accept that people don’t understand personal space – Virat Kohli
Earlier, on many occasions, Virat Kohli raised his voice quoting that the celebrities do need their private space to enjoy their personal life. However, the run-machine of India understood that it is not possible in India especially with a lot of fans waiting to see and talk with the star players.
Meanwhile, he also revealed an incident that happened between him and recently-retired Alastair Cook regarding the Indian fans passion towards the game. Kohli concluded by saying that he is used to it now and accepted as well.
”When England came to India last, Alastair [Cook] asked me the same. Even players who’ve toured many times, it still amazes them how much passion and attention people have towards cricket in India. I said, ‘You just get used to it’. There is literally no other option. You cannot avoid it. I don’t try and fight it anymore. I’ve tried to do that in the past, where I wanted people to understand to an extent what an individual wants in terms of space and just to be able to have a normal life… for a bit,” Virat Kohli said while talking to Wisden India.
Kohli is doing a fine job.
”But that is very, very difficult to expect when you have so many people wanting to see you or meet you or are inspired by you. So I’ve come to terms with the fact that it’s just something you have to accept,” he added.
On the work front –
Currently, Virat Kohli is off from the cricket as he was rested by BCCI for the ongoing Asia Cup 2018. Perhaps, he might return to his regular role against Windies or else, he could directly tour Australia.