Royal Challengers Bangalore captain and Indian skipper Virat Kohli is arguably the best batsman across formats, having established his authority in different countries and continents. While Virat Kohli is best known for his technique and immaculate mental strength, he surprisingly has a superstition. Kohli is currently captaining RCB in the 13th edition of IPL 2020 in the UAE.
Virat Kohli struggled in the initial phases of the IPL, having not played professional cricket for more than six months. The 31-year old looked out of sorts with the bat while also fluffing catches in the field. However, it did not take time for Kohli to find his groove, thundering back with two half-centuries. Currently, RCB has ten points and are placed third in the 2020 IPL points table.
Virat Kohli, who is one of the fittest cricketers of the era, revealed that he loves playing in white shoes, mainly batting. It is his superstition. When batting, Kohli mentioned that it is his zone and time to be close to himself and perform to the best of his abilities.
“I love playing in white shoes, batting especially. It’s more of a superstition for me. When I bat, it’s my zone and time to be absolutely close to myself and perform,” Kohli told Manchester City Boss Pep Guardiola in an Instagram live session.
Virat Kohli asks Guardiola whether he has any superstition:
The Indian captain, in turn, asked Pep Guardiola about his superstition. The Manchester City boss responded that when playing, all his shoes were black; however, to find black boots presently is challenging.
“When I was playing, all the shoes were black. Now to find a black boot is so difficult. One day when I wore red boots, my mentor and the best manager Johan Cruyff saw it and made me change back into black boots,” the 49-year old added.