The intensity, the grit, the courage, and the enigma with which Virat Kohli plays this lovely game of cricket is always admirable. In a 12-year career span ranging from 2008, the national skipper has finally revealed the best moment of his extraordinary career.
Accolades have always showered on this emphatic player. His batting skills always get his fans awestruck and even the critics are forced to acknowledge his achievements.
The Indian skipper recently was in an event where he talked about the best moment of his glorious career;
“…for me, the moment that will always be very dear to me or special is the day that I got selected in the Indian team. I was at home with my mother, watching news, I was getting no information from anywhere and as my name flashed I had no idea what to do,” Kohli said.
“I went berserk, there was no synchronization. I didn’t know whether to sit, stand, run or jump…I think that is one moment that I would multiply eight times any day and replay it,” he further added.
The 31-year old's first feather in the hat was lifting the Under 19 World Cup 2008. A rusty yet talented lad from Delhi broke into the grand stage in the same year when he got selected in the ODI series against Sri Lanka as an injury replacement to Virender Sehwag.
“…when you are playing for the national team, tournaments or series become achievements, they become accomplishments. But something that you work hard for as an eight-year-old starting to play cricket to representing your country — that is a feeling you can’t replicate,” he said.
“The starting point stands out for me because it gives you clarity, vision and motivation and also because it keeps me grounded and reminds me where I’m from,” he added.
The Indian team is currently playing one-dayers against Australia at home. It was a horrific effort from Kohli led side in the first ODI where they were thrashed by 10 wickets at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The caravan of the series will now move to Rajkot for the second ODI which is nothing but a ‘do-or-die' scenario for the ‘men in blue'.