Obviously, Virat Kohli does not need any introduction. He has set a benchmark for himself by contributing so much to Indian cricket that we cannot imagine. He is one of the most skilled batsmen of this era and has recorded a number of accolades and awards for his name. A born fighter with a do or die attitude, Virat has simply revolutionized the Indian cricket and for good reasons. This Delhi boy debuted in 2008 after winning the under-19 world cup for India and has not looked back since then.
He is an Indian caption for all three formats, Test cricket, one day cricket and T20 format and is considered as one of the best Indian captions of all time.
We are here to discuss some of the life lessons that we can learn from him that can help us to shape our careers and lives. Stay tuned.
Your performance will be judged and not any other things
He is a gem of a player who very well understands the importance of performance in the game. At the end of the day, what you have contributed to the team is counted and no matter what happens, if you are good at what you do, you will be recognized and rewarded. Virat Kohli is a man who speaks with his bat rather than his tongue. See the track record of his performances and you will come to know that he has constantly broken down his own records and stats and that’s what matters in any game of the world you are part of. A man with a total class and unparalleled skills, he understands the importance of consistent performance that will speak on behalf of you.
Make a mark for yourself on the first chance you get
He was on the field when his father died due to chronic disease and instead of going home to spend time with family, he decided to continue the match. It simply speaks about the character and the dedication for the game. No matter how complex your issues and problems are, they are very little when it comes to your career. You need to beat all those barriers to make an impact. No matter how tiny the chances are, you need to give your best to win the hearts. Kohli’s dedication and sheer expertise for the game make him one of the great players of the world.
Bounce back from a bad form like a lion
After winning the U19 world cup for India, Virat Kohli was selected for IPL and that was the time he was not much performing as he has simply lost the way. Even after he was selected for the Indian side, he was considered as a rude, stubborn player with no remarkable performances in his pocket. He was soon dropped from the team and instead of remorse and regret, he took the challenge and showed some excellent performances in the domestic cricket which has made its way to the Indian cricket team. It was a journey from zero to hero and Virat did not lose his mind and proved himself that he can bounce back from the bad form.
When it comes to training and fitness, Virat brought a new fresh air in the dressing room. You must have seen him training at the gym or running on the grounds even after the match. He strongly believes in staying fit and healthy which are mandatory for this demanding game. He has become so fitness freak that he has not touched his favourite cuisine butter chicken for the last five years. A man with a no jawline once, he is the fittest cricketer of this era and it surely depicts his dedication and commitment to the game.
Learn from your own mistakes
During the initial phase of his career, Virat was not good with English seam bowling attack and that was the reason he was dropped off from the team. However, he has made changes in his strategy and game and made heaps of runs in the next tournament in Australia. We all make mistakes and we all have our own limitations, but we should try to improve our attitude and skills to hone your talent to ensure that your limitations no longer haunt you.
Aggression and desire to win
Just look at the body language of Virat Kohli on the field and you will come to know what I am talking about. He is a man of aggression and we all know the famous scene of showing a middle finger to the Australian fans in Sydney. However, his aggression towards fans and viewers have turned into his game. He is a most fearless, experimental and functional player who leaves no stones unturned to win the game. Whether it is sledging to break the concentration of the players on the field or shouting at players for dropping the catch, we can see that he is a man of means who cannot tolerate bad game. His aggression and dying desire to win the match have made him a most successful caption of the era.
Lead by example
Indians were not good at chasing big scores until Virat came into the picture. If we see the statistics now, we can easily see that the Indian team’s record of chasing totals have improved to a great extent. The reason is certainly Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni. Virat understands the responsibility of being a caption and the most dependable batsman of the team and always lead the team by his example. He has always scored high when the team is falling apart and always contributed the most when it comes to chasing the scores. Unlike other batsmen of the world, he has never played for his personal records or to make centuries, it is always about the team and victory and this quality makes him the best caption and leader of the world.
Be a shield to your colleagues
Recently, the social media has bombarded with cartoons and mean jokes about Rishabh Pant, an Indian batsman and Wicketkeeper due to his poor performance against West Indies. However, like a true leader of the eleven, Virat Kohli posts a long message appreciating and believing the ability of Rishabh Pant as a cricketer and a batsman and shut down the trolls. That’s what a true leader always do.
He becomes a shield to insults and mockery of his fellow players. That’s why Virat Kohli is different than others.