Virat Kohli has made numerous records and represented the India at international level in cricket. He has a huge fan following. Everyone who is not even associated with sports admires his honesty and discipline in playing. Every new player or youngster sees him as an inspiration. He made professional cricket a world-class sport. So it’s not an unusual or any weird thing if someone who is associated with cricket is taking Kohli’s advice and Kohli is also very much free and comfortable for sharing his knowledge and experience in cricket and in life as well. He never hesitates to give and spread awareness and knowledge that is related to cricket.
In the context of winning and presenting a good show, the batswomen of the Women’s Indian Cricket Team Jemimah Rodrigues has met with Virat Kohli in New Zealand. It was a great meeting for the young and talented women players as there was also Smruti Mandhana with Jemimah Rodrigues when she was meeting ViratKohli.
As a player, you need to take advice from an experienced person and somewhere you may find it very beneficial. Hence Jemimah Rodrigues asked for a piece of advice from Kohli. She shared her experience with Kohli as she asked for a few minutes and spend four hours while discussing.
Jemimah Rodrigues said that
“Smriti and I had the opportunity to talk to him. We had asked him ‘We want to speak to you Viratbhaiya about batting. Can we meet?’. We were in the same hotel in New Zealand. He was like ‘yeah sure, come’. So he called us at the cafe and Anushka Sharma was also there.”
Further, she said,
“We had asked him for just a few minutes but we ended up speaking for four hours. We spoke half an hour about batting but after that, it was just normal things”.
She also mentioned certain advice from Kohli where he explained how to deal with the pressure of expectations.
“I asked him about how to handle expectations. I told him ‘You are Virat Kohli. If you’ve scored a fifty, it’s like you have underperformed for people. So how do you handle that expectation?’ He said ‘for me every time I am out there on the field, I just look at the scoreboard and just focus on it. Do that and don’t focus on the crowd and what I can do to help India win. If I stop giving these expectations importance and just look at the process, the results will automatically follow’.”
Jemimah was recently dropped for India’s Women’s World Cup squad this year. Meanwhile, Kohli is set to feature in his 100th Test match on March 4 at Mohali, when India takes on Sri Lanka in a red-ball match.
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