“Was Trying to Fake my Intensity” Virat Kohli on his Recent Struggles

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Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli opened up about his recent struggles in international games. It is just a day away from iconic India vs Pakistan match after a year. The game will be on 28th August on Sunday and it will be the second day of the Asia Cup 2022. He gave an interview to Star Sports India, talking about his weak period in international cricket.

“For the first time in 10 years, I did not touch the bat for one month. I came to the realization that I was kind of trying to fake my intensity a bit recently, you know you can do that. You are competitive, and you are saying I have the intensity, but your body is telling you to stop, and it is telling you to take a break and step back. I am looked at as a guy who is very mentally strong, and I am. Everyone has a limit, and you need to recognize that limit otherwise things can get unhealthy for you.”

“This period taught me a lot, you know many things I was not allowing to come to the surface. When it surfaced, I embraced it. I am not shy to accept that I was feeling mentally down. It is a normal thing to feel but we don’t speak because we are hesitant, we don’t want to be looked at as mentally weak or weak people. Trust me, faking to be strong is far worse than admitting to being weak.”

Kohli added more to his take and said, “I am a person who wakes up and feels like let’s see what the day has for me and be part of everything that ai am doing through the day with absolute presence, involvement, and happiness. That is who I have always been, people ask me a lot how do you deal with this on the field and how do you carry on with the same intensity? I just tell them I love playing the game, and I love the fact that I have so much to contribute, and I would give my every inch on the field.”

“To me, it never felt abnormal, and a lot of people on the outside and even within the team, ask me how do you keep up with it. I just say one simple thing, I want to make my team win at any cost, and if that means, I am gasping for breath when I walk off the field, so be it. That’s the kind of preparation I go through, to be able to play like that. That was not happening naturally, and I had to push myself. But I just did not know it.”

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