Never thought of scoring so many hundreds in 12 years.
Focus has been on performing well for the team and winning games.
Currently in contention to break Tendulkar’s ODI century record.
Indian batter Virat Kohli, who is on the verge of equalling Sachin Tendulkar’s ODI record of 49 centuries, has stated that he never thought of scoring so many hundreds in these 12 years.
Kohli gave his views on how his career has panned out.
“I had always dreamt I’d do this, but I had never thought things would pan out this way exactly,” said Kohli. “I hadn’t thought that I’d score so many hundreds and so many runs in these 12 years.”
Kohli also became the fastest batter to score 26,000 runs in a cricketing career, achieving the landmark in 567 innings.
Speaking on what his focus has been through the span of his career, Kohli said: “My only focus was that I should perform well for the team, and win games for the team from difficult situations. For that, I made quite a few changes along the way regarding discipline and lifestyle. Now I have a single-minded focus on how I want to play the game, and after that, the results I’ve achieved are from playing that way.”
Kohli has been phenomenal with his performance in the ongoing ODI World Cup, scoring 354 runs in six matches, including a century against Bangladesh. However, he was dismissed for a duck for the first time in his ODI World Cup career in the match against England.
Despite the duck, Kohli remains one of the most prolific batters in the world, and he is in contention to break Tendulkar’s ODI century record.
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