Virat Kohli recalls being afraid of losing a Test match in 2012. Virat Kohli was India’s finest performance in the 2012 series against Australia in Australia.
While discussing the finest batter in international cricket, Virat Kohli’s name always comes up. Kohli become into a force to be reckoned with, and bowlers all over the world dread him. The 34-year-old has 12809 runs in 271 ODIs, 4008 runs in 115 T20Is, and 8195 runs in 106 Tests. He just surpassed the milestone of 25000 runs in international cricket.
Despite his stellar record, the ace batter’s life was not always simple. Kohli recently spoke up about his dread of getting axe from the national squad. He mentioned a test match against Australia in 2012.
“When we arrived in Perth, at the first glance of the surface, we realize that it was a really challenging pitch to bat on as there was plenty speed and bounce on offer. Not only were these two the lone horrors, but there was also plenty of grass to add to a batter’s woes.
And I knew that if I didn’t do well in this Test match, I wouldn’t be able to play in the fourth. “I’ll probably have to go back to first-class cricket and work my way back up,” Kohli stated on the RCB podcast.
“I recall there being a lot of hostility when I left Sydney. When you lose the first two Test matches in a series in Australia, the entire atmosphere changes. Everyone is definitely under pressure, and when it’s your first visit to Australia and you see everyone else under pressure, you think you have no chance here,” he continued.
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I kept telling myself that I am good enough and I can do it: Virat Kohli
Despite having thoughts of being dropped from team India and despite the self-doubt. Kohli was able to overcome the negativity and was one of the best performers for India in the series. He was also India’s highest run-getter in the match.
“I kept reminding myself that I am capable and capable. In that Test match, I ended up scoring 48 in the first innings and 75 in the second, despite the exceedingly difficult circumstances. I scored the most runs for us in the Test match. That made me feel that the power of visualization and self-belief is so vast that we never completely realize its full potential “Kohli said.
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