The coronavirus pandemic has brought the entire world on its knees. Due to it, no sports activity is taking place, including cricket. Various cricketers are currently sitting at their homes and spending time with their family. In the process, they are heading towards social media to interact with fans and some other cricketers as well.
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has started a new trend of talking to cricketers from around the world through Instagram live sessions. He did that with Indian opener Rohit Sharma and South African pacer Dale Steyn.
Now it was the turn of Indian captain Virat Kohli, who on Thursday, joined Pietersen in Instagram chat. Kohli discussed quite a few topics related to his life and answered many questions.
Speaking to former IPL teammate Kevin Pietersen during the session, Kohli spoke about his favourite format in cricket, and the worst phase of his career.
When Pietersen asked which is Kohli’s favourite format, the Delhi-born replied: “Test cricket, Test cricket, Test cricket, Test cricket and Test cricket. I have said it five times.”
“Because it is the representation of life. Whether you get runs or not, you have to clap when others are batting. You have to go back to your room, get up and come the next day,” said Kohli.
“You have to follow the routine whether you like it or not. It’s like life where you don’t have the option of not competing. Test cricket has made me a better person,” the 31-year-old added.
Speaking about the lowest point of his career, Kohli named 2014 tour of England and said that it was the worst phase for him.
“The lowest point in my career was the England tour in 2014 where that is one phase where I felt like, you know when as a batsman you know you are going to get out in the morning when you wake up,” said Kohli in a chat with Pietersen.
“That was the time I felt like that: that there is no chance I am getting runs. And still to get out of bed and just get dressed for the game and to go out there and go through that, knowing that you will fail was something that ate me up. It just demolished me completely. And I promised myself I am never going to allow myself to feel like ever again in life,” concluded world’s premier batsman who has 27 hundreds and 7240 runs in 86 games.