No Friendship With Australian Players Said Virat Kohli

Indian Captain Virat Kohli, who skipped the final test match due at Dharamshala due to a shoulder injury, said that he no longer considers Australian cricketers his friends. He said while addressing the media after winning the 4-test match series with 2-1. Virat Kohli said that his friendship with the Australian cricketers has been changed after the series. Before the start of the series, he had really good friends in the Australian team as they share a same dressing room during the Indian Premier League, but now everything gets changed for the Indian Captain.

During the test series, many of the times Australian team made efforts to mock the Indian Captain. Sometimes, off the field too. Some of the Australian Cricketers (Current and Former) compared Kohli to Controversial US President Donald Trump including some sections of their media. When Kohli was asked about his friendship with the Australian Cricketers, then he suddenly said that it has changed. “No, it has changed. I thought that was the case, but it has changed for sure. As I said, in the heat of the battle you want to be competitive, but I’ve been proven wrong,” Kohli said. Kohli was earlier unhappy from the Australian skipper Steven Smith as he was looking at the dressing room for the assistance with DRS after he was given out. Later, the Australian skipper called it as the ‘brain fade’ moment when the media asked him that why he cheated on the field. The Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland took a sarcastic jibe to Kohli at a radio station by saying the Indian skipper perhaps does not know the spelling of sorry.

“The thing I said before the first Test, that has certainly changed and you won’t hear me say that ever again,” Kohli added after the bad experience with the Australian team. The Australian skipper Steven Smith earlier apologized for his behavior and said that “emotions, actions falter a little bit throughout the series”. He expressed that last week they will share a beer with the rivals following six weeks of bitterness. Steve also asked Ajinkya Rahane, who was the captain in the absence of the Virat Kohli, about the prospect of the match. Rahane said that he would get back to Smith. “I have been very intense and in my own little bubble and at times I have let my emotions, actions falter a little bit. I apologize for that. That’s something I can really learn from.” Smith said in a post-match interview.

There were a number of statements were made on the field by Steven Smith, Nathon Lyon and other Australians during the series, which created a bad relationship between the two rivals. “This team, regardless of whether we are on top or not, we speak,” Kohli said. “We take it very well and we give it back even better. A very wise person told me that when a person is down, the weak come out and speak about him. It takes courage to speak about someone when they are on top,” he added. Kohli also said that his focus is now to perform well in the overseas. “Our main challenge begins now, if we conquer the overseas season then you will see the broadest smile on my face,” said Kohli.

"I Always Wanted To Be The Best In The World" Kohli

Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli said he that he always wanted to be the best in the World and knew that he would have to perform in all the formats of the game to make his dreams true.  Kohli won the Polly Umrigar award for Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) International Cricketer of the Year at the national cricket governing body’s annual awards in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The Indian cricket captain also added that it was very important for him to be at the top of his game during the middle phase for the team.

Kohli said, “I always wanted to be one of the top players in the world for sure and I understood that what it would take for me to maintain my form in all the formats. It is very important in the transition phase to be available in all the three formats and take the country forward.”

There is no doubt in that the Indian Captain is one of the finest cricketers in today’s time and he’s doing extremely well in the International Cricket. Kohli also took a jibe at his critics and said that he always believed in his skills and hard work even though there were many doubters around him.

“All along in my career, there were many people who had doubted the way I have gone about my game. Even now there are doubters and haters all around, but one thing is for sure that I have always believed in myself,” Kohli said.

He had also become the first Indian Cricketer to receive the Polly Award for the third time. The Indian Cricket team captain also said that he always believes in his heart that he’s giving 120 percent to his work every day than he’s answerable to no one. He also appreciated his teammates for their support and contribution in helping the team India in reaching the peak of Test Cricket and said that the last 12 months have been a breakthrough year in his career.

Kohli added, “It has been quite unbelievable in the last 10 to 12 months. As cricketers, you always have a breakthrough year for everyone. Starting late 2015 to the end of 2016, probably I could term is the breakthrough year in my career. All the hard work, all the training on a daily basis, all the sacrifices, came together nicely. It could not have been possible without the help of the teammates throughout.”

The Captain of Indian cricket also that when you don’t do well in some matches, but you have the champions on your side, then they deliver and starts producing good results. “That is why we are the top side in the world at the moment, and it is a testimony to the kind of talent we have on the team and how players have stepped up on occasions which helped the team pull through different situations. I thank my teammates for their support, trust, and effort,” Kohli said.

The Indian Skipper also talked about the success mantra of the team and said that in the last one year we kept the carefree attitude and belief. He said that he adopted this attitude since 2005 when I stop putting pressure on myself. Kohli also said that he works hard, have the talent and ability and that’s what he says to himself. The test captain also thanked the BCCI for giving him the opportunity to lead the Indian team. “I am thankful to BCCI for the kind of position it has put me in. I take this as an opportunity. I don’t take this as a job. It is an opportunity and a responsibility. I need to do right things, set right examples and follow a certain path that the whole team believes in.” Kohli said.

The Indian Skipper has always performed great for the team in every situation. We just wish that he’ll keep performing well for the team and always take great decisions.

Sachin Tendulkar Reveals How He Thought For Retirement From The Cricket

The ‘God of Cricket’ and the living legend, Sachin Tendulkar, revealed about his first thoughts of retiring from the International Cricket. The Legend of Indian Cricket Sachin Tendulkar has revealed how and when he thought first about retiring from the International Cricket. Sachin has the record of highest number of runs and centuries in the International Cricket. It is the reason why he is called as the Master Blaster. Tendulkar has recently joined the professional networking site ‘Linkedin’ as an ‘Influencer’. Sachin posted a write-up on this networking site titled ‘My Second Innings’ on Thursday and shared his experience.

“It was October 2013 during one of the Champions league games. I had been following a routine of starting my morning with a gym workout for the last 24 years, but in that morning in October something had changed,” Sachin wrote in his post.

“I realized that I had to force myself and go about my day. I always knew that gym training was a critical part of my life, something that I had been following for the last 24 years. Yet, there was unwillingness. Why so? added Tendulkar in his Write-up.

“Were these the signs that I should stop playing cricket? These signs showed that the game that was so dear to me would be no longer part of my daily routine?” The legendary cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar, said.

Tendulkar, who is also known as ‘Little Master’ had played 200 tests, 463 one-day internationals and only one T-20 international. He was the part of the 2013 Champions League T20 and where he played three matches in Delhi. After this league, Sachin played his last two test matches in Kolkata and Mumbai in November against the West Indies in a suddenly arranged series before bidding bye to the International Cricket.

Further Tendulkar added in his Write-up about the process of making the retirement decision and wrote, “Sunil Gavaskar, one of my heroes and the former cricketer, once said that he made his mind to quit the game when he found himself checking the clock to see how much time there was left for lunch and tea intervals. Suddenly I knew exactly what he meant. My body and mind were telling me the same thing. Maybe, it’s the time to hang up my boots.

“The energizing chant of ‘Sachin, Sachin’ that the crowds cheered each time I walked into the field, was an indescribable feeling and rush. This probably won’t be heard anymore. Was I ready for that?  These thoughts and a discussion with my family and closest friends helped me make up my mind. My innings was indeed coming to an end,” the legendary Cricketer added.

With this beautiful Write-up of the living Legend Sachin Tendulkar, one thing is clear that he was not just passionate about his game but also for the love from his fans. Sachin Tendulkar always made India proud in all the years he played for the India. We give a Salute to our living Legend. Hope we will see him soon in some new avatar for the Indian Cricket.